Congratulations to DAC PhD alumnus Alex Endert

COC Faculty/Staff portraits at Klaus.

COC Faculty/Staff portraits at Klaus.

Close on the heels of DAC PhD alumnus Alex Endert winning the outstanding dissertation award in the CS department, he is designated the recipient of the first ever annual IEEE VGTC Best Doctoral Dissertation Award! Congrats Alex and advisor Chris! The award was presented at the IEEE VIS Conference in October 2013.


DAC PhD student Ji Wang and DAC alumnus Sheng Guo are Round One Winners of the Yelp Dataset Challenge

Yelp_Logo_No_Outline_ColorCongratulations to DAC PhD student Ji Wang (advisor: Chris North), and DAC alumnus Sheng Guo who, along with U. Toronto grad student Jian Zhao, Round One Winners of the Yelp Dataset Challenge! They are in good company: other winners are from CMU, Stanford, and Berkeley.


DAC student Huijuan Shao wins Best Student Paper Award in the Computational Sustainability Track at AAAI’13

huijuan-updatedCongratulations to DAC PhD student Huijuan Shao for her Best Student Paper Award in the Computational Sustainability Track at AAAI’13! She receives $750 from CRA/CCC.


Dhruv Batra received a Google Research Award for his work in natural language processing

dhruv_batra_200Dhruv Batra’s research, with Chris Dyer, Kevin Gimpel and Greg Shakhnarovich, won a Google Research Award. Congratulations Dhruv!