The paper "Printing Single-Sheet Touch Interfaces" by ECE PhD student Cagdas Karatas and Prof. Marco Gruteser received a Honorable Mention award at UbiComp 2015 in Osaka, Japan. Thanks also to Emiliano Miluzzo (Apio Systems) and Rich Howard for their help on this project and for helping with the circuit design.
1) Best Poster Award: "A deep pyramid deformable part model for face detection" by R. Ranjan, V. M. Patel, and R. Chellappa.
2) Best Paper Award (Bronze): "Attribute-based continuous user authentication on mobile devices" by P. Samangouei, V. M. Patel, and R. Chellappa.
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the 2015 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program grant application submitted by our department. The project amount is $922,743.
The project director is Athina Petropulu and the co-directors are: W.U. Bajwa, Z. Gajic, K. Dana, M. Javanmard, S. Jha, J. Lindqvist, L. Najafizadeh, A. Sarwate, and S. Zonouz.
The team Andrey Garnaev (WINLAB Research Scientist), Shweta Suresh Sagari (ECE/WINLAB student) and Prof. Wade Trappe (ECE/WINLAB ) received Best Paper Award at MACOM 2015 for their paper "Fair Allocation of Throughput under Harsh Operational Conditions".
ECE Professor Emeritus and former Vice President for Research James L. Flanagan passed away Tuesday August 25th, one day before his 90th birthday.
Maryam Mehri Dehnavi received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2005, a M.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Calgary in 2007, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University in 2012.
She was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in 2011 and a postdoctoral fellow at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Mehri's research interests include high-performance computing, machine learning, numerical analysis, compilers, and parallel systems.
Before joining ECE, Vishal M. Patel was a member of the research faculty at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2010. He received the B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (with honors) and the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, in 2004 and 2005, respectively.