Dr. Kirk Cameron was awarded a MD Research Faculty Fellowship. This fellowship is a recognition of Dr. Cameron’s research in green computing, and is an honor, not only for Dr. Cameron, but for the CS Department.
Carlo DelMundo, student in ECE Department, was awarded third place in the Grand Finals of the annual 2014 ACM Student Research Competition. This was a competition among previous winners from different areas of CS. Del Mundo placed first at the Student Research Competition last fall at Supercomputing 2013, which lead him to the Grand Finals. Del Mundo, who was also recognized as the Outstanding CE Senior in the Spring 2014, is a part of the Synergy research group, lead by Dr. Wu Feng. For more information on the ACM Student Research Competition, please visit http://src.acm.org/about.html.
Dr. Stephen H. Edwards was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of the VT Magazine. The article focuses on Dr. Edwards’ prominent role in creating educational tools for students. It discusses his involvement in creating “the Web-based Center for Automated Testing, or Web-CAT, a flexible, tailorable, Web-based automated grading system that has been adopted by 75 institutions nationwide and is the most widely used open-source grading tool of its kind in the world.” The online version of the article is available at http://www.vtmag.vt.edu/spring14/professor-profiles.html#edwards.
A CS Department team was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. The team, composed of Felipe Bacim (team lead), Mahdi Nabiyouni, Cristian Moral Matos, and Dr. Doug Bowman, was also awarded a second place for the judge’s award for their entry “Slice-n-Swipe: A Free Hand Gesture User Interface for 3D Point Cloud Annotation.” In addition, the poster “Designing Effective Travel Techniques with Bare-hand Interaction”, prepared by Mahdi Nabiyouni, Bireswar Laha, and Dr. Doug Bowman, was awarded an honorary mention. This is the fourth time in five years that the VT team has been recognized at the Conference. The work of Dr. Bowman and his research team has been mentioned in ACM News.