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Yuriy Sverchkov and Phillip Walker awarded the Andrew Mellon Fellowship

Two ISP graduate students, Yuriy Sverchkov and Phillip Walker, were awarded the Andrew Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year.  This is a very competitive fellowship. Congratulations to Yuriy and Phillip!

Distinguished Lecturer Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan coming to ISP

Shri Narayanan is Andrew J. Verbi Professor of Engineering at USC where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering, and, jointly in, Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology.  He will be speaking to the AI community on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:30pm.  His research focuses on human-centered infromation processing and communication technologies.  His presentation on April 12th, Behavioral Signal Processing:  Possibilities and Opportunities for Informatics, will describe the ongoing efforts on Behavioral Signal Processing -- technology and algorithms for quantitatively and objectively understanding typical, atypical and distressed human behavior -- with a special focus on communicative, affective and social behavior.

This lecture will be on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:30pm at 5317 Sennott Square.

ISP PhD graduate Jialan Que ranked 3rd in ISDS

Jianlan Que, graduated from ISP with a PhD in August 2012, is now a Security Researcher with McAfee, Inc. in Alpharetta, GA. She has received the 3rd place of 2012 ISDS Award for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance (http://isdsnews.blogspot.com/2012/08/2012-isds-award-for-outstanding.html). Jianlan has a paper, Rank-based spatial clustering: an algorithm for rapid outbreak detection, recently published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.  

Ian Wong Awarded MSTAR

Ian Wong, ISP/MI Ph.D. student, was awarded the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program scholarship. This twelve-week summer scholarship will allow Ian to work towards developing computer-based explanations for predictive models that are useful in clinical medicine including geriatric medicine. Ian is mentored by ISP faculty member Shyam Visweswaran.

Distinguished Lecturer Marilyn Walker comes to ISP

Marilyn Walker, Professor of Computer Science and head of the Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab in the Baskin's School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) will be speaking to the AI community on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Noon.  At USC her lab is part of the Computational Media Group, whose research focuses on next-generation computer games, incorporating concepts from dynamic theory and social interaction, and notably extending the language capabilities of current interactive games focusing specifically on training, assistive and educational games.  Her presentation on April 13th, Expressive Generation for Interactive Stories, will present the recent work on developing the technical capabilities needed to automatically generate dialogue for characters interactive digital stories. 

The lecture will be on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Noon at 5317 Sennott Square.

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