Deborah Estrin cited in New York Times Article

Professor Deborah Estrin was recently cited in a New York Times article outlining her efforts to create an Android version of Apple's ResearchKit called ResearchStack which aims to create software for the development of health tracking apps that will pool together health data from millions of people to offer new insights into diseases, treatments, and lifestyle behaviors.

The article can be found at:

Date Posted: 11/17/2015

David Mimno talks to Talking Machines about his work in the digital humanities

Talking Machines is described as a "window into the world of machine learning." Every two weeks, the website releases an episode that brings audiences to clear conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry news, and useful answers to questions. In its most recent episode, Talking Machines spoke to Assistant Professor David Mimno about his work in the digital humanities and described "what machine learning can tell us about lady zombie ghosts and huge bodies of literature." 

You can listen to the talk here:

Date Posted: 11/12/2015

Brain4Cars project receives media coverage from MIT Technology and Forbes

Brain4Cars, a project led by Cornell University and Stanford University faculty, alumni, and students, aims to reduce road accidents by creating a system that monitors the driving behavior of each individual driver, allowing it to anticipate maneuvers in real time and provide probabilistic estimates of what migt happen several seconds into the future. Collaborators include Professor Ashutosh Saxena and 4th year PhD student Ashesh Jain.

The articles can be found at:
MIT Technology Review

Date Posted: 11/03/2015

PhD student Jaeyong Sung's project RoboBarista wins award at RSS 2015

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey: The Role of AI to Harmonize Robots and Humans in Rome, Italy. It was a half day workshop on July 16th during the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2015 Conference. The competition invited submissions of abstracts describing new ideas / ongoing work at the junction of AI and robotics. Among the winners of this competition was PhD student Jaeyong Sung (in colloboration with Professor Ashutosh Saxena and undergrad Seok Hyun Jin) who submitted the paper, "Robobarista: Object Part based Transfer of Manipulation Trajectories from Crowd-sourcing in 3D Pointclouds."

The project page can be found at:

Date Posted: 11/03/2015

David Bindel to co-chair 2018 SIAM Applied Linear Algebra

David Bindel and Raymond Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong) have been selected to co-chair the scientific committee for the thirteenth SIAM Applied Linear Algebra conference, which will be held in 2018 in Hong Kong.  The SIAM Applied Linear Algebra conference has been held every three years since 1982, and is the premier international conference on applied linear algebra, which brings together diverse researchers and practitioners from academia, research laboratories, and industries all over the world to present and discuss their latest work and results on applied linear algebra.

Date Posted: 11/03/2015

Elaine Shi wins prestigious Packard Fellowship

Elaine Shi was one of 18 young scientists, and the only computer scientist, to win a prestigious Packard Fellowship this year.

The announcement reads: "Cryptography offers powerful tools for securing our computing systems such as the web, Internet of Things, and cryptocurrency contracts. Unfortunately, programming cryptography is notoriously difficult and error-prone even for experts, let alone ordinary developers. Shi’s research designs new programming paradigms that enable non-specialist developers to program cryptography easily.”

The Packard Fellowships were established to "allow the nation’s most promising professors to pursue science and engineering research early in their careers," and run for a term of five years.  "Each year, the Foundation invites the presidents of 50 universities to nominate two early-career professors each from their institutions."

Date Posted: 10/20/2015

Eva Tardos named as Editor-in-Chief of JACM

Eva Tardos, who has served on the editorial board of JACM for the past ten years, was named its Editor-In-Chief effective October 1. 

The Journal of the ACM (JACM), the flagship journal for computer science, provides coverage of the most significant work on principles of computer science, broadly construed and encompasses contributions of lasting value to any area of computer science and contains only the most outstanding papers in the field.

Date Posted: 10/16/2015

Student game selected for Boston Festival of Indie Games

The student game Arc en Ceil, developed in CS 3152, was selected by a jury to present their game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games, September 12-13.  This game was created by an all-woman team of undergraduates: Amy Wang, Yuanyuan Chen, Lucy He, Lingjun Pei, Nupur Bhatt, and Ning Wang.  The game can be downloaded and played from the GDIAC web page:

Date Posted: 10/16/2015


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