The award honors outstanding CSTEP research mentors who have
been involved in mentoring, supervising and advising undergraduate
researchers, and have impacted students’ academic and
Kennedy, Niccolo' Meneghetti (PhD '16), and XXX XXX (CMU) will
attend SIGMOD 2017 to present
their paper titled, "Beta Probabilistic Databases: A Scalable
Approach to Belief Updating and Parameter Learning".
Assistant Professor Steve
Ko and colleague Mohammad Husain (Cal Poly, Pomona) won a $130K
NSF Division of
Graduate Education (DGE) award for their project titled,
"EAGER: Collaborative Research: S^2 Lab: Educational Platform and
Resource for Smartphone Security."
Regan develops algorithms that detect cheating in chess
games. His software compares a player's moves to a database
of the player's typical gameplay, then makes an assessment of the
statistical likelihood of cheating. Dr. Regan frequently
consults at international chess matches.
Xu created AutoDietary—software
that tracks the unique sounds produced by food as people chew
it. AutoDietary, placed near the throat by a necklace
delivery system developed at China's Northeastern University, helps
users measure their caloric intake.
Dantu owns the vision component of the RoboBee Initiative,
led by the National Science Foundation and Harvard
University. The "eyes" that Dr. Dantu is integrating are
laser-powered sensors that enable the mechanical bees to orient
themselves in space.