VizWiz make international news

Prof. Jeff Bigham's VizWiz research team had made the news yet again.  They have been featured in an article on BBC Mobile news

UzZaman takes 3rd place at Center for Research Computing poster contest

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."

Xipeng Shen (Ph.D '06) wins Best Paper Award at 15th ACM SIGPLAN PPOPP '10

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

Chunqiang Tang (Ph.D.'04) Wins Multiple IBM Research Awards

URCS alumnus Chunqiang Tang (Ph.D. 2004), a researcher at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, has received multiple prestigious IBM Research awards.

  • Recipient of the IBM Research "Accomplishment Award" in 2009, for contributions to the PARA-medic tool that diagnoses problems with enterprise IT systems. The qualification of this award requires not only technical innovation but also concrete, measurable impacts on IBM's revenue by 10 million USD or more.

Lall accepted tenure track position at Denison

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.

Joint Research Group Receives Technology Showcase Best Demo at CASCON 2009

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).

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