2018 CSE First Year Achiever Award winner Xiangyu Guo is flanked by CSE Graduate Director Dimitrios Koutsonikolas and CSE Department Chair Chunming Qiao. The First Year Achiever Award is a new award this year. Photo credit: Ken Smith
2018 CSE Graduate Leadership Award winner Subhadeep Karan is flanked by CSE Graduate Director Dimitrios Koutsonikolas and CSE Department Chair Chunming Qiao. Photo credit: Ken Smith
2018 CSE Graduate Teaching Award winners William Spoth and Archita Pathak are flanked by CSE Graduate Director Dimitrios Koutsonikolas and CSE Department Chair Chunming Qiao. Photo credit: Ken Smith
2018 CSE Graduate Research Award winner Di Wang is flanked by CSE Graduate Director Dimitrios Koutsonikolas and CSE Department Chair Chunming Qiao. Photo credit: Ken Smith
SEAS Poster Competition '13 winners Ankur Upadhyay (MS '14), Daniel Bellinger (CS BS '14), and Sumit Agarwal (MS '14). April 3, 2013. Photo credit: Ken Smith
CSE graduate students develop exciting technological innovations, pioneer new academic research directions, and exemplify instructional excellence in the classroom.
The award winner's major advisor's name is given in parentheses after the PhD student's name.
2019 - Chenhan Xu
2018—Xiangyu Guo (Shi Li): First author in paper accepted to NIPS '18 as a Spotlight paper (3% acceptance rate).
2019 - Darshana Balakrishnan
2018—Subhadeep Karan (Jaric Zola). Served as CSEGSA president during AY '17-'18, worked hard towards improving student-faculty interaction through a number of events, initiated the Hello events and the Board Game Nights, organized a number of events to help newly-joined grad students get adjusted at UB, secure internships, etc., and continues being (unofficially) involved even after stepping down in September 2018, providing advice to the new CSE-GSA board, attending faculty meetings, etc.
2017—Farshad Ghanei (Karthik Dantu)
2016—Michael Wehar (Ken Regan)
2015—Yunfei Hou (Chunming Qiao)
2019 - Hanbin Zhang, Wenjun Jiang
2018—Di Wang (Jinhui Xu). 10 submitted papers, 4 accepted including 2 NIPS, 1 AAAI as 1st author, spent the past summer in the Harvard Summer Intern program, working with top researchers like Adam Smith and others in the community, and will spend the next semester in Simons Institute of Berkeley as a visiting student. Zhengxiong Li (Wenyao Xu). 6 papers, 3 as 1st author in ACM SenSys 2018 (best paper nomination, 6 out of 147), ACM CCS 2018 (acceptance rate is 16%), ACM UbiComp 2018, his work on 3D printer forensics (CCS’18) is reported by over 50 high-impact media outlets, the advisor of the congressman in White House contacted him and Wenyao about next-step law enforcement of 3D printed gun regarding his CCS work, his work on hidden electronics recognition (SenSys’18) is patented by UB STOR.
2017—Taeyeon Ki (Steve Ko), Chen Song (Wenyao Xu)
2016—Zhan Qin (Kui Ren), Aosen Wang (Wenyao Xu)
2015—Ziyun Huang (Jinhui Xu), Qi Li (Jing Gao)
2019 - Mihir Hemant Chauhan, Farshad Ghanei, Alina Vereshchaka
2018—William Spoth (Oliver Kennedy): went above and beyond for last spring's CSE 562, he completely redid the project evaluation system to work with AutoLab, spent countless hours improving the testing frameworks, and on top of that spent a ton of time in extra office hours and Piazza helping students with their projects. Archita Pathak (Rohini Srihari): lead TA for CSE 434/535, worked with Rohini diligently on project design involving AWS, SOLR etc., has spent countless hours responding to student questions on Piazza, students have responded very well to her.
2017—Radhakrishna Dasari (Chang Wen Chen), Niyazi Sorkunlu (Varun Chandola)
2016—Luigi DiTacchio (Tevfik Kosar)
2015—Andrew Hughes (Alan Selman)
Awarded to one or more graduating MS students.
2019—Swati Sridhar Nair
Awarded to one or more graduating MS students.
2019—Luigi Di Tacchio, Tianhang Zheng
2019 - Fenglong Ma, Swetank Kumar Saha
2018—Houping Xiao (Jing Gao), Aosen Wang (Wenyao Xu)
2017—Qi Li (Jing Gao), Li Sun (Dimitrios Koutsonikolas), Zhisheng Yan (Chang Wen Chen)
2016—Mahmoud Abo Khamis (Hung Ngo), Devansh Arpit (Venu Govindaraju)
2015—Hu Ding (Jinhui Xu), "New Algorithmic Frameworks for Geometric Optimization: Clustering, Matching, and Fitting." Yingbo Zhou, (Venu Govindaraju), "Towards a Globally Optimal Approach for Learning Deep Unsupervised Models."
Awarded to one or more graduating MS/PhD students who have been a most vital presence in the department and whose departure will be sorely missed, not only by the faculty, at whose discretion the prize is awarded, but by the department as a whole.
2019—Swetank Kumar Saha (Dimitrios Koutsonikolas)
Awarded to one or more graduating MS/PhD students.