The University of Rochester has announced that CS Professor Lane A. Hemaspaandra has received the 2012 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Lane received strong nomination letters from his students from his decades of teaching undergraduates, especially in CSC 200, the Undergraduate Problem Seminar.
Prof. Jeff Bigham's VizWiz research team had made the news yet again. They have been featured in an article on BBC Mobile news.
The paper entitled "Dynamically Replicated Memory: Building Resilient Systems from Unreliable Nanoscale Memories," by E. Ipek, J. Condit, E. Nightingale, D. Burger and T. Moscibroda, tied for the top honors at ASPLOS '10: International Conference on Architecture Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems.
Michael L. Scott has been elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow for 2010 for his contributions to parallel and distributed computing.
Recently, Pedro A. Ray, IEEE 2010 President wrote, "Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the Instutites' most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow."
The honor will be effective January 1, 2010.
CASCON 2009 Technology Showcase has awarded the Canisius College/UR group with the Showcase Best Demo award at the plenary session of the conference. The demo, entitled "Want Not, Waste Not, Adaptive Memory Sharing in Multi-core Environment," is funded by an NSF collaborative grant between UR and Canisius College (led by Matthew Hertz). The group includes Tongxin Bai (URCS), Jonathan Bard, Stephen Kane, Elizabeth Keudel, Matthew Hertz, and Chen Ding (URCS).
IEEE recently selected an ISCA '09 paper written by Engin Ipek with colleagues at Microsoft Research as "one of the 12 most significant computer architecture papers of 2009 based on novelty and long-term impact." Each year, the IEEE publishes its ``Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences'' as its January/February 2010 issue; the selection is made by a committee of senior architects.
Jeffrey Bigham has been named one of the Top 35 Researchers under 35 by MIT's Technology Review Magazine.
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Jeffrey P. Bigham has accepted a tenure track position in Computer Science. He has completed his studies at the University of Washington where his research area included human-computer interaction and graphics, specializing in information access and end user programming.