- 2016-2017 Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series - Next lecture March 6
- CV2R Demo Day - March 7
- Pi Your Professor - March 8
In This Issue:
- Tar Heel Reader reaches 10 million books read
- Researchers Demonstrate 100° Dynamic Focus AR Display With Membrane Mirrors
- AI Predicts Autism From Infant Brain Scans
- Politics Aside, Counting Crowds Is Tricky
- Pearl Hacks 2017 unites more than 300 women for overnight hackathon
- Kompa named Churchill scholar
- Grant Awards
- Department News
We invite you to attend these upcoming TCSDLS lectures. Each TCSDLS lecture is either hosted or broadcast live in 011 Sitterson Hall.
University of California, Berkeley
The Algorithm as a Scientific World View
6 March 2017
Broadcast live from Duke in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
Machine Learning for Policy Evaluation: Prediction,
Causal Inference, and Personalization
20 March 2017
Broadcast live from Duke in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
University of California, San Diego
27 March 2017
Hosted in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3 April 2017
Broadcast live from NC State in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
We are excited to announce the Consortium for Vision and Virtual Reality (CV2R) Demo Day on March 7! We invite you to join us for this event to see the research being done in the department and to connect with students and faculty.
We will provide lunch to kick off the day, and students will give demos throughout the afternoon. We will finish with a graduate student poster session and a reception.
The schedule is as follows:
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Check-in and Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CV2R Student Demos
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Department Poster Session and Reception
If you would like to attend, please register here. Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested.
In honor of Pi Day, UNC CS faculty have volunteered to be pied by students in order to raise money for student clubs. Since Pi Day falls during Spring Break, this event will be held on March 8 instead. Students can purchase pies to throw at their professors as well as volunteer to be pied themselves in exchange for a donation by faculty members.
Tar Heel Reader, an online library of free, accessible books for beginning readers of all ages, reached 10 million books read less than a decade after its launch in 2008.
Researchers from UNC, MPI Informatik, NVIDIA, and MMCI built an augmented reality display that uses membrane mirrors to mimic natural changes in the eye's lens when viewing objects at varying depths.
A UNC collaboration involving Associate Professor Martin Styner and the NIRAL lab has developed an algorithm to predict diagnoses of children at risk for autism with more accuracy and at a younger age than previously possible.
In the aftermath of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, NPR's Jon Hamilton spoke to Professor Dinesh Manocha about what makes estimating crowd size difficult.
Pearl Hacks, an annual 24-hour coding competition for women in high school and college, was held for the fourth time at UNC. Participants came from all over the East Coast to write code, learn new skills, and build community with their peers.
Computer science and mathematics double-major Benjamin Kompa was one of only 15 awardees of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of master's study at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge in England.
EAGER: Collaborative: Predictive Maintenance of HVAC Systems using Audio Sensing. PI: Shahriar Nirjon. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Efficient Computational Models for Simulating Massive Crowds. PI: Ming Lin. DOD DA Army Research Office (ARO).
Fast and Accurate Hybrid Solver for Helmholtz Wave Equation. PI: Dinesh Manocha. Oculus VR, LLC.
GENI in the classroom: Course Modules for Teaching Networking Concepts. PI: Jay Aikat. BBN Technologies.
Cache, Trigger, Impersonate: Next-generation Defenses Against Web-based Exploits. PI: Fabian Monrose. DOD DA Army Research Office (ARO).
CSR: Medium: Supporting Real-Time Data Flows on Heterogeneous Multicore Platforms. PI: James Anderson. National Science Foundation (NSF).
FELLOW:J WELCH Computational Modeling of Heterogeneous Gene Expression in Single Cells. PI: Jan Prins. NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
RI: Medium: Collaborative Research: Natural Language and Common-Sense Visual Knowledge for Image Understanding and Manipulation. PI: Tamara Berg. National Science Foundation (NSF).
EAGER: Wide Field of View Augmented Reality Display with Dynamic Focus. PI: Henry Fuchs. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Face and Iris Point and Shoot (FIPAS) Research Proposal. PI: Henry Fuchs. Mitre Corporation.
QNRF NPRP 5th Cycle. PI: Dinesh Manocha. Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Computer Guided Laparoscopy Training. PI: Henry Fuchs. National Science Foundation (NSF).
CAREER: Beyond Virtual Hardware: VMM/OS Co-Design for Lightweight, Flexible Virtualization. PI: Donald Porter. National Science Foundation (NSF).
SBIR: Automated Terrain Feature Characterization for Signature Modeling. PI: Jan-Michael Frahm. Creare, Inc.
CPS: Frontier: Collaborative Research:VeriHICon: Verified Human Interfaces and Control for Semi-Autonomous Systems. PI: Cynthia Sturton. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dynamic Network Analysis: Analyzing the Chronnectome. PI: Marc Niethammer. National Science Foundation (NSF).
BIGDATA:Collaborative Research:F:From Visual Data to Visual Understanding. PI: Tamara Berg. National Science Foundation (NSF).
EAGER: Identifying Security Critical Properties for the Dynamic Verification of a Processor. PI: Cynthia Sturton. National Science Foundation (NSF).
NSFSaTC-BSF: TWC: Small: Practical Plausibly Deniable Encryption through Low-Level Storage Device Behavior. PI: Donald Porter. SUNY at Stony Brook.
Rhamnousia: Attributing Cyber Actors Through Tensor Decomposition and Novel Data Acquisition. PI: Fabian Monrose. Georgia Institute of Technology - The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC).