Recent News & Accomplishments


Ching Teo and Yezhou Yang and their advisors Yiannis Aloimonos and Hal Daume III won Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011 awards.  read more
Hossam Sharara won a Best Paper Award at ICC 2011 entitled, "Utilizing Social Influence in Content Distribution Networks".  read more
CS Alumni of the year Dr. Aya Soffer, It's time to get social: using social analytics for business advantage". Date: April 29, 2011 Time: 10am Location: CSIC 2118 Dr. Soffer is Director of Information Management for Analytics Research in IBM.  read more
Distinguished Seminar Series on Vision in honor of Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld presents Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota, Is there life after standard sparse models?". Date: April 15, 2011 Time: 11:00 am Location: CSIC Building, 4th Floor With all the recent activities and success in sparse modeling, we can ask ourself a number of question: Are sparse models still alive? Are they enough? Do we understand them better?  read more
Professor Dianne O'Leary was the 2011 Norbert Wiener Lecturer for Tufts University.  read more
April 2, 2011 NY Times, "Slipstream: When the Data Struts Its Stuff". Ben Shneiderman discusses the state of visual analytics. Full story  read more
Distinguished Seminar Series on Vision in honor of Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld presents Michael A. Arbib, University of Southern California, Template construction grammar and the generation of descriptions of visual scenes". Date: April 1, 2011 Time: 11:00 am Location: A.V. Williams Building, Room 2460 To explore how linguistic processes relate to brain mechanisms which integrate action and perception, we have developed a new kind of semantic representation, SemRep, and a system called Template Construction Grammar (TCG) in which constructions compete and cooperate to cover the SemRep to produce a...  read more
A student poster presented by Yakov Kronrod (Linguistics), featuring work by Yakov, Chang Hu (CS), Olivia Buzek (CS and Linguistics undergrad), and Alexander J. Quinn (CS), has been named the winning poster in the Math, Technology, and Engineering category at the 2011 AAAS Student Poster Competition.  read more
Assistant Professor Mohammad Hajiaghayi has won a Young Investigator Award (YIP) from the Navy. His proposal was one of twenty-one awards selected from more than 270 applications. Recipients will receive approximately $170,000 in annual research over a three year period. A list of the 2011 YIP winners can be found at . Mohammad was the only Computer Scientist selected for this prestigious award.  read more
Carl Kingsford receives NSF Career Award.  read more