Prof. Jeff Bigham's VizWiz research team had made the news yet again. They have been featured in an article on BBC Mobile news.
UR CS graduate student Naushad UzZaman, a student of James Allen, was awarded 3rd place in the poster contest for Rochester's Center for Research Computing. Naushad's poster was entitled "Multimodal summarization for people with cognitive disabilities in reading, linguistic and verbal comprehension."
At the 15th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'10), the paper "Does Cache Sharing on Modern CMP Matter to the Performance of Contemporary Multi-threaded Programs?" by College of William and Mary graduate students Eddy Zhang and Yunlian Jiang, and Pro
URCS alumnus Chunqiang Tang (Ph.D. 2004), a researcher at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, has received multiple prestigious IBM Research awards.
Ashwin Lall (PhD '08) has accepted a tenure track position at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Denison is an independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college founded in 1831 located in Central Ohio.
Lall will be in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and will join the department next fall to teach Computer Science courses. Currently, Ashwin is doing a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Georgia Tech University.
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).