Assistant Professor Colin Raffel has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Raffel’s five-year grant, worth more than $535,700, is titled “Collaborative, Communal, and Continual Model Training for Democratizing Machine Learning.” The research will seek to enable community-developed and continually-improved machine learning models.
UNC Computer Science alumnus Marc Levoy (Ph.D. ‘89) was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Membership to the Academy is considered one of the highest professional honors for an engineer. Levoy was recognized for significant contributions to the field … Continued
Graduate teaching assistants Kaki Ryan and Aaron Smith were recognized with Tanner Awards. Since 1990, UNC-Chapel Hill has given Tanner Awards to recognize excellence in the teaching of undergraduates by graduate teaching assistants. Winners receive a one-time stipend of $5,000 and a framed citation.
Vaidya is a Chancellor’s Science Scholar majoring in computer science with a minor in neuroscience. He founded a Carolina chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and has contributed to the work of researchers who are bridging the fields of computer science and neuroscience.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator leads department efforts in assessing current DEI practices and implementing initiatives. Tasked with developing a department vision, goals, and plan within the department, new staff member Briana Scurry is eager to make connections, gather information, and support the future of DEI in the department.
Professor Samarjit Chakraborty was awarded the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) 2021 Best Paper Award for his paper, “Energy Modeling for the Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol,” which appeared in the journal in 2020. The paper was selected from all those that appeared in the journal between 2019 and 2020, and the award was presented in a virtual ceremony at the 2021 Embedded Systems Week.