The Computer Science Alumni Fellowship is awarded annually to a Ph.D. candidate (or candidates), in the final year of study, allowing the student(s) to work full time on dissertation research. Generous contributions to the Alumni Trust Fund, made by alumni and friends of the Department of Computer Science, help to make this fellowship possible.

Current Fellowship Holder

2014-2015
Recipient: Jacob Bartel
Dissertation: “Automatic Difficulty Detection”
Advisor: Prasun Dewan

Choosing with whom to communicate can be a high effort task.  Users must ensure they do not leave out important individuals and do not leak sensitive information, while at the same time accomplishing certain goals.  As the scale of communication grows, this task may require so much effort that users are unable to complete it correctly on their own. To reduce this effort, our goal is to develop a number of automated approaches that assist with this task.  To meet our goal, we have developed approaches that (1) group users with whom to communicate, (2) identify additional recipients for messages, and (3) predict when a response will occur.

Past Recipients

2013-2014
Recipient: Jason Cater (Ph.D. 2014)
Dissertation: “Automatic Difficulty Detection”
Advisor: Prasun Dewan

2012-2013 (2 recipients)
Recipient: Haohan Li (Ph.D. 2013)
Dissertation: “Scheduling Mixed-Critically Real-Time Systems”
Advisor: Sanjoy Baruah

Recipient: Sachin Patil (Ph.D. 2013)
Dissertation: “Closed-Loop Planning and Control of Steerable Medical Needles”
Advisor:
 Ron Alterovitz

2011-2012
Recipient: Stephen Olivier (Ph.D. 2012)
Dissertation: 
“Locality Awareness for Task Parallel Computation”
Advisor:
 Jan Prins

2010-2011
Recipient: Rahul Narain (Ph.D. 2011)
Dissertation: “Visual Simulation of Multiscale Phenomena”
Advisor:
 Ming Lin

2009-10 (3 recipients)
Recipient: Gennette Gill (Ph.D. 2010)
Dissertation: “Analysis and Optimization for Pipelined Asynchronous Systems”
Advisor: Montek Singh

Recipient: Xiaoxiao Liu (Ph.D. 2010)
Dissertation: “Shape-correlated Statistical Modeling and Analysis for Respiratory Motion Estimation”
Advisor: Stephen Pizer

Recipient: Jason Sewall (Ph.D. 2010)
Dissertation: “Efficient, Scalable Traffic and Compressible Fluid Simulations Using Hyperbolic Models”
Advisor: Ming Lin

2007-08
Recipient: Aaron Block (Ph.D. 2008)
Dissertation: “Adaptive Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems”
Advisor: James Anderson

Spring 2007
Recipient: Eli Broadhurst (Ph.D. 2008)
Dissertation: “Compact Appearance in Object Populations Using Quantile Function Based Distribution Families”
Advisor: Stephen Pizer

Fall 2006
Recipient: David Borland (Ph.D. 2007)
Dissertation: “Flexible Occlusion Rendering for Improved Views of Three-Dimensional Medical Images”
Advisor: Russell M. Taylor

2005-06
Recipient: Jun “Luke” Huan (Ph.D. 2006)
Dissertation: “Graph-based Pattern Discovery in Protein Structures”
Advisor: Jan Prins and Wei Wang

Spring 2005
Recipient: Olufisayo Omojokun (Ph.D. 2006)
Dissertation: “Interacting with Networked Devices”
Advisor: Prasun Dewan

2004-05
Recipient: Miguel Otaduy (Ph.D. 2004)
Dissertation: “6-DoF Haptic Rendering Using Contact Levels of Detail and Haptic Textures.”
Advisor: Ming Lin

2003-04
Recipient: Philip Holman (Ph.D. 2004)
Dissertation: “Implementation of Pfair-scheduled Multiprocessor Systems.”
Advisor: James Anderson

2002-03
Recipient: Michele Weigle (Ph.D. 2003)
Dissertation: “Investigating the Use of Synchronized Clocks in TCP Congestion Control”
Advisor: Kevin Jeffay

2001-02
Recipient: Paul Yushkevich (Ph.D. 2003)
Dissertation: “Statistical Shape Characterization Using the Medial Representation”
Advisor: Stephen M. Pizer

2000-01
Recipient: Nicholas Vallidis (Ph.D. 2002)
Dissertation: “WHISPER: A Spread Spectrum Approach to Occlusion in Acoustic Tracking”
Advisor: Gary Bishop

1999-00
Recipient: Voicu Popescu (Ph.D. 2001)
Dissertation: “High-Quality Forward Reconstruction for 3D Warping Efficiently Implementable in Hardware”
Advisor: Anselmo Lastra

1998-99
Recipient: William R. Mark (Ph.D. 1999)
Dissertation: “Post-Rendering 3D Image Warping: Visibility, Reconstruction, and Performance for Depth-Image Warping”
Advisor: Gary Bishop

1997-98
Recipient: Stephen M. Goddard, Jr. (Ph.D. 1998)
Dissertation: “On the Management of Latency in the Synthesis of Real-Time Signal Processing Systems from Processing Graphs”
Advisor: Kevin Jeffay

1996-97
Recipient: Jacob D. Furst (Ph.D. 1999)
Dissertation: “Height Ridges of Oriented Medialness”
Advisor: Stephen M. Pizer

1995-96
Recipient: Mark Moir (Ph.D. 1996)
Dissertation: “Efficient Object Sharing in Shared-Memory Multiprocessors”
Advisor: James Anderson

1994-95
Recipient: John Menges (M.S. 1990)
Dissertation: Still in progress
Advisor: Kevin Jeffay

Recipient: Donald L. Stone (Ph.D. 1995)
Dissertation: “Managing the Effect of Delay Jitter on the Display of Live Continuous Media”
Advisor: Kevin Jeffay

1993-94
Russell M. Taylor II (Ph.D. 1994)
Dissertation: “The Nanomanipulator: A Virtual-Reality Interface to a Scanning Tunneling Microscope”
Advisor: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

1992-93
Recipient: Ross Whitaker (Ph.D. 1993)
Dissertation: “Geometry-Limited Diffusion”
Advisor: Stephen M. Pizer

1991-92
Recipient: James Chung (Ph.D. 1993)
Dissertation: “Intuitive Navigation in the Targeting of Radiation Therapy Treatment Beams”
Advisor: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.