The Department is pleased to announce the Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Awards for 2012, for dissertations in Computer Science. The awards have been made to recent graduates:
Title: A Neurocomputational Model of Grounded Language Comprehension and Production at the Sentence LevelAdvisor: Jim Reggia
Title: Clear, Correct, and Efficient Dynamic Software UpdatesAdvisors: Jeff Foster and Mike Hicks
In addition, one other thesis was given honorable mention:
Title: The Use of Multiple Slate Devices to Support Active Reading ActivitiesAdvisor: Francois Guimbretiere
Seven theses were submitted and evaluated by a committee consisting of Howard Elman (chair) together with Rance Cleaveland, Dana Nau and Neil Spring.
"All the theses submitted were of excellent quality and the competition was quite strong", said Elman. "We congratulate the awardees on their outstanding work".
The Department welcomes comments, suggestions and corrections. Send email to editor [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu.