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Carolina joins new NSF institute to enhance artificial intelligence tools for a more equitable, inclusive classroom experience

July 29, 2021 | UNC News

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.

Inbar Fried

Fried Awarded Prestigious NIH Fellowship

July 12, 2021

Doctoral student Inbar Fried was awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral (F30) Fellowship, which seeks to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.

Chaturvedi receives NSF CAREER Award

July 6, 2021

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. 

Tanya Amert and James Anderson

Amert, Anderson win Best Paper at ISORC 2021

June 30, 2021

Computer science doctoral candidate Tanya Amert and Professor James Anderson won the Best Paper Award at the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Real-Time Distributed Computing, held in June 2021.


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Fu wins Best Paper Finalist Award at RSS 2021

July 27, 2021 | Computer science doctoral student Mengyu Fu was awarded a Best Paper Finalist Award at the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, one of the top research conferences in the field of robotics. The paper was co-authored by Fu’s advisor, Professor Ron Alterovitz, and by Assistant Professor Oren Salzman of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.