CS Graduate Students win 2019 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

Three graduate assistants from the department were among the award's distinguished winners
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Three Computer Science graduate students win the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards out of approximately 4,000 UMD graduate students who serve the campus as administrative, research, or teaching assistants. The award established by the Graduate School recognizes and honors the outstanding contributions that Graduate Assistants provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the University as a whole.

Kevin Hogan - Outstanding Research Assistant award

Kevin Hogan’s research interests focus on Software Engineering, Programming Languages, and Security. He is currently a Research Assistant working with Professor James Purtilo in the Software Engineering at Maryland (SEAM) lab. He plans to pursue a PhD for a career in academic or industry research.

Justin Shen - Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. (CMSC422)

Justin Shen is interested in Virtual/Augmented Reality and Computer Vision. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (UMD). He is currently a master’s student under the supervision of Professor Ramani Duraiswami. Shen plans to pursue a research-oriented engineering or entrepreneurial role.

Ahmed Taha - Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. (CMSC420)

Taha’s research interests include Computer Vision, Metric Learning and Machine Learning and is currently studying metric learning approaches and their application in computer vision under the supervision of Professor Larry Davis and Assistant Professor Abhinav Shrivastava. Taha holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Systems Engineering and master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and computer Science.Taha plans to pursue a doctorate in Computer Science.

The award conveys the honor of the selected graduate students named among the top 2% of campus Graduate Assistants in a given year.

All recipients of this prestigious award will be recognized at UMD's Graduate School's Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. in the Stamp Union.

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