In This Issue:
- Bansal and Porter join UNC CS
- UNC CS recognized for innovation at IEEE VR
- UNC CS recognizes 228 in annual Commencement
- Nirjon named 2016-2017 NCDS Data Fellow
- Undergraduates compete to beat the odds at ACM ICPC World Finals
- CV2R prepares for annual retreat
- UNC CS hosts Maze Day 2016 for visually impaired children
- Manocha's crowd simulation research improves safety
- Holmes earns Google Lime Scholarship
- Department News
The award-winning faculty of the UNC Department of Computer Science is growing by two. The department has announced the hiring of its two newest faculty members, Mohit Bansal and Don Porter, who will begin this fall.
A paper authored by members of the 3D Telepresence group earned Best Paper, a paper from the GAMMA group earned Best Paper Honorable Mention and GAMMA co-leader Ming Lin delivered an opening keynote.
Read about the students and faculty recognized this year and view photos from Commencement and the Hooding Ceremony.
Assistant professor Shahriar Nirjon was one of three researchers selected by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) for a one-year fellowship beginning July 1.
Three UNC undergraduate computer science students, Dayton Ellwanger, Forrest Li and David Spencer, represented UNC-Chapel Hill in the World Finals of the ACM ICPC this May.
Launched in the fall of 2015, the Consortium for Vision and Virtual Reality (CV2R) brings government and industry to partner with UNC in advancing research and technologies. The 2016 Retreat will be held in September at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.
We were honored to have four alumni volunteers at Maze Day this year to demo games, guide groups around the building, and prepare and serve lunch.
If you'd like to help with Maze Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Dinesh Manocha spoke with ACM News for a story about how predicting crowd movement can help us better prepare physical spaces and save lives during potentially catastrophic events.
Tia Holmes, a first-year computer science major with cerebral palsy, received a $10,000 grant from Google and Lime Connect for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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