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M.S. and Ph.D. Alumni

Andrew Maimone (Ph.D. 2015, M.S. 2012) received the IEEE Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award for his dissertation “Computational See-Through Near-Eye Displays,” which he completed under advisor Henry Fuchs.

Thanks to a focus in recent years on the legal and policy aspects of technology, Steven Bellovin (Ph.D. 1982, M.S. 1977) became an affiliated faculty member of the Columbia Law School.

Raymond Van Dyke (M.S. 1989) was accorded a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for prominence in the field of intellectual property. Raymond’s IP practice includes procurement, licensing, advocacy, and teaching.

Amitabh Varshney (M.S. 1991, Ph.D. 1994) was named Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland.

Injong Rhee (Ph.D. 1994) was the keynote speaker at ACM Multimedia 2017 in Mountain View, California in October 2017. He was also profiled by People of ACM.

William Brown (M.S. 1990, B.S. 1977) retired from Boeing in May 2017 after 24 years. He is now enjoying attending colloquia and meet-ups on CS-related topics in the Seatlle area, and he and his wife dance and play music weekly with friends.

Dan Palmer (Ph.D. 1996) was recognized with the John Carroll University Distinguished Faculty Award for 2017.

Michele Weigle (M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2003) was approved for ACM Senior Member status in July 2017.

Vicente Ordonez (Ph.D. 2015) co-authored a paper that won Best Long Paper at Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2017. The paper, titled “Men ALso Like Shopping: Reducing Gender Bias Amplification using Corpus-level Constraints,” was a joint project between researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin.

Undergraduate Alumni

K.J. Moon (B.S. 2015) was profiled by Real Change as part of the Rampant Radicals series. K.J. left the tech industry to work as an organizer for transportation and housing justice with the Transit Riders Union (TRU) in Seattle.

Former Faculty and Staff

Jim Foley, a member of the UNC CS faculty from 1970 to 1976, retired from Georgia Tech in December 2017.