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Bertasius Awarded Sony Faculty Innovation Award

September 26, 2022

Assistant Professor Gedas Bertasius has been conferred a 2021 Sony Faculty Innovation Award in Information Technology. With this award, Bertasius will fund a project aimed at leveraging multimodal information to improve video representation learning. 

Research UNCovered: Snigdha Chaturvedi

July 28, 2022

Snigdha Chaturvedi is an assistant professor who studies natural language processing — how computers understand human languages. Endeavors recently spoke with Chaturvedi to learn what inspired her to pursue her field, how she’s overcome obstacles, and a little about her life beyond academics.

Raffel receives NSF CAREER Award

April 21, 2022

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.

Chakraborty elected to IEEE Fellows Class of 2022

April 21, 2022

William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor Samarjit Chakraborty was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2022. Chakraborty was recognized for contributions to system-level timing analysis of cyber-physical systems.

Coding for community

February 23, 2022

The Tar Heels behind Carolina’s Black in Technology student organization are working to increase the representation of Black students in computer science and create an inclusive ecosystem for students to thrive.

Meet Briana Scurry, New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

February 1, 2022

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.

Zhang awarded 2021-2022 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship

January 31, 2022

Doctoral student Shiyue Zhang was awarded a 2021-2022 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship in natural language processing. The fellowship covers up to three years of tuition and fees, plus a stipend to be used for living expenses and attending professional conferences.