Graduate Students in our Computer Engineering Department have been busy this year making a name for themselves in Hackathons. RoomScore won third place in BroncoHack and Incognitech received the Best TechCrunch/Crunchbase/WP Data Hack Award at TechCrunch.
Roshan Ramankutty '16 (computer engineering), research assistant in the Frugal Innovation Hub, presented a poster, "Compressing SMS Messages for Lowering Communication Costs in Rural Africa," at ACM Dev in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 18-20.
Yi Fang (computer engineering) co-organized an international workshop on Data-Driven Talent Acquisition, providing a forum for academia and industry to discuss how the use of Big Data can transform the current practice of talent acquisition and human resource management. More information.
Silvia Figueira (computer engineering) presented three posters at ACM Dev in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 18-20. Two of the posters, in collaboration with Dan Lewis, were the result of their Google-funded Summer Institute for Humanitarian Computing (SIHC).
Glenn Williams (applied mathematics) had a second U.S. patent issued based on his research and development of novel methods for predictive input-response modeling: "Device for predicting non-linear, time-dependent responses of a component of a system to an input into the system" (US 9460246 B2).
Jonathan Zhang (bioengineering), his SCU lab, and colleagues at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center identified and illustrated the molecular timer that programs apoptosis (cell death). Their detailed findings will be published in Nature Communication.
Accreditation: The ABET accreditation team visited and evaluated School of Engineering BS programs in computer science and engineering, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, Nov. 6-8. Dean Godfrey Mungal gave an overview, and the team toured facilities, interviewed administrators, faculty and students.
We are saddened to report that Mark Ardema, Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering, has died at the age of 75. A world authority on dynamics, trajectory optimization, singular perturbation theory, game theory and hypersonic aircraft trajectories and structures, he contributed greatly to the SoE. More information.