Two Department of Computer Science students receive Graduate School Awards

Two Computer Science graduate students were recipients of annual awards presented by the graduate school at Virginia Tech on March 29.

Rachel Kohler, a recent master’s recipient, received the William Preston Thesis Award which recognizes the outstanding MS thesis in STEM.  Kohler’s thesis research was supervised by Kurt Luther,
>assistant professor of computer science and director of the Crowd Intelligence Lab. Her research examined the problem of geolocating images and videos through crowdsourcing.

Gustavo Arango Argoty, a doctoral student, received the award for Outstanding Doctoral Student in an Interdisciplinary Program. Arango is advised by Liqing Zhang.  His research focuses on developing tools—including web services, deep learning, crowdsourcing and NLP strategies—to accelerate and improve the detection andquantification of antimicrobial resistance genes from metagenomics data.

Congratulations to all our graduates!