The past 18 months have been a testament to the dedication and determination of the students, staff and faculty here at UNC Computer Science. Read the department’s retrospective Fall 2021 Impact Report, featuring stories of our research and department life, as well as awards and recognition.
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The 2021/22 academic year brings a prestigious group of faculty instructors and researchers to the Department of Computer Science. “We are proud to welcome another exceptional cohort to UNC Computer Science, adding to our accomplished and internationally recognized faculty team,” stated Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor and Department Chair Kevin Jeffay. “Combining research and teaching experiences across computer vision, security, robotics, multimedia computing, ML/NLP, and computer graphics, this new cohort is poised to make a significant impact on a wide range of research efforts across the department.”
The institute launched today with a five-year, $20 million grant from the NSF, bringing together leading researchers and education experts from Carolina, lead partner North Carolina State University, Indiana University, Vanderbilt University and educational non-profit Digital Promise to make these AI tools more accessible.
Assistant Professor Snigdha Chaturvedi received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This five-year, $549,700 grant will support Chaturvedi’s continued research of natural language understanding under the context of the narrative and social aspects of language.
Doctoral student Abel Karimi and assistant professor Parasara Sridhar Duggirala took first prize in the Generalized Racing Intelligence Competition (GRAIC), a simulated vehicle race affiliated with CPS-IoT Week 2021, the premier event on cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things research. The GRAIC … Continued
Professor Ron Alterovitz received a 2020 Amazon Research Award for his research in cloud-based motion planning for autonomous robots. The Amazon Research Award provides unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credits to academic researchers investigating research topics across a number of … Continued
A paper co-authored by students Young-Woon Cha, Husam Shaik, Qian Zhang, and Fan Feng; research scientists Andrei State and Adrian Ilie; and professor Henry Fuchs received a Best Conference Paper award at the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D … Continued