Graduate student Andrew Maimone was recognized with the Timothy L. Quigg Student Inventor of the Year Award for 2013-2014.
The award, created in 2013 in honor of then-Associate Chairman for Administration, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Timothy L. Quigg, is given yearly to the student judged as showing the highest entrepreneurial spirit in the department, by inventorship or starting a new enterprise. Recipients receive a cash prize of $500 and have their names engraved on a permanent plaque in Sitterson Hall.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, Maimone has had papers accepted by the 2013 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), the 2014 International Symposium of the Society for Information Display (SID), and the 2014 Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).
Maimone, one of only five nationwide recipients of a 2014 NVIDIA Fellowship, also served on the IEEE Virtual Virtual Reality Conference 2014 Program Committee.
At the 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in August, Maimone will present a technical Paper; a paper to be published in ACM Transactions on Graphics, foremost peer-reviewed journal in the area of computer graphics; an emerging technologies demo; and a talk about his research.
Timothy L. Quigg, the award’s namesake, served 22 years in the UNC Department of Computer Science before retiring at the end of May 2013.