UTCS Awards and Honors for Spring 2004


James C. Browne won the University Co-op Career Research Excellence Award for maintaining a superior research program in such fields as performance measurement and analysis, operating systems, and software engineering.

Inderjit Dhillon, Arindam Banerjee (ECE), Srujana Merugu (ECE), and Joydeep Ghosh (ECE) received the Best Algorithms Paper for the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining for for their paper entitled "Clustering with Bregman Divergences"

Allen Emerson and Jayadev Misra were each noted as one of the world's most highly cited researchers by the Institute for Scientific Information.

Ph.D. candidate Greg Johnson received a 2004 NVIDIA Fellowship Award for his work in computer graphics and visualization.

The Mastodon cluster, a 144 node IBM xSeries cluster used for high-performance computing
The Mastodon cluster, a 144 node IBM xSeries cluster used for high-performance computing
Stephen W. Keckler received the 2003 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for ground-breaking analysis of technology scaling for high-performance computer processors.

Ben Kuipers received a 2004 CNS Teaching Excellence Award.

Simon S. Lam received the 2004 W. Wallace McDowell Award from the IEEE Computer Society for outstanding fundamental contributions in network protocols and security services. He also received the 2004 ACM SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks.

Dan Machold received a 2004 CNS Staff Excellence Award.

Seth Pettie (Ph.D. Graduate of UTCS) received an Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2004 for his dissertation titled "On the Shortest Path and Minimum Spanning Tree Problems" written under the supervision of Vijaya Ramachandran.

Peter H. Stone received Office of Naval Research funding for young investigators for research to advance the field of artificial intelligence. He also received a 2004 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

David I. Zuckerman received a Guggenheim Fellowship to research the interplay between randomness and computation. He also received a Radcliffe Fellowship to research two areas involved in this interplay: pseudorandomness and cryptography.

A Sony Aibo soccer-playing robot shoots for a goal
A Sony Aibo soccer-playing robot shoots for a goal
The Austin Villa Robot Soccer Team, under the supervision of Peter Stone, won 3rd place at the 2004 RoboCup US Open, earning eligibility to go to the 8th RoboCup International Competition.

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