News

Bei Xiao is co-organizing the 2019 Computational Vision Summer School in Freudenstadt, Black Forest, Germany, June 30-July 7, 2019.

CS major Evan Jeing won a NASA AU STEM Student Summer Research Award to support his project "Visual and Haptic Perception of Object Material Properties in VR", during Summer 2019. He will be supervised by Bei Xiao.

Master's student Richard Moulton, co-supervised by Herna Viktor (University of Ottawa) and Nathalie Japkowicz (American University) won the 2019 Best Master's Thesis Award at the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC). The award will be presented at the Canadian AI Conference (AI 2019) in Kingston, ON, May 29-31.

Bei Xiao was awarded a National Eye Institute Early Career Scientist Travel Grant to attend the 2019 Vision Science Society annual meeting. May 17-22, 2019 in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Nathalie Japkowicz and Michael Baron (Math/Stats) received an award of $208,598 from the Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) DARPA program for their proposal entitled "Lifelong Streaming Anomaly Detection". The award runs from March 2019 to July 2020.

Nathalie Japkowicz was invited as keynote speaker for the National Cancer Institute Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Radiation Oncology Research and Management. April 4, 2019, at the NCI Campus, Rockville, Maryland.

Mark Nelson was invited to participate in the Shonan Meeting "Artificial General Intelligence in Games." March 18 – 21, 2019, at Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan.

Mark Nelson was invited to give the keynote at the Symposium on Live Game Design, the concluding event of a 3-year applied research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, for which he also served as external scientific advisor. February 27, 2019, at the Volkshotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Nathalie Japkowicz was invited to give a talk at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) weekly seminar for Congressional staffers on current trends in machine learning capabilities, research, and technologies. February 21, 2019, at UPenn's Biden Center.

Arthur Shapiro was selected to receive a 2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentorship in Undergraduate Research award from AU, based on nominations submitted by his students.

Chun-Hsi Huang received an award of $219,006 from the National Science Foundation for the 2018-2019 Program Director in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

Arthur Shapiro won first place in the 10th Visual Illusion and Auditory Illusion Contest in Japan, for his illusion "Helix Rotation: A New Twist on Pulfrich and Hess."

Events

Department Events

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Induction Ceremony
April 30th, 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
DMTI 117

CS End of the Year Party
April 25th, 2-4 p.m.
DMTI 111 (Collaboration Lab)

CS Seminars

The department hosts CS speakers every Monday 12:30 - 2:15 p.m. Contact Bei Xiao for more information.

Interactive Fabrication and Fabrication for Interaction
Huaishu Peng (UMCP)
April 22, 12:30 - 2:15 p.m. DMTI 110. Lunch provided.

A Theoretical Look at Adversarial Example: a Perspective from High-Dimensional Geometry
Tom Goldstein (UMD)
April 15, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. (lunch), 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (talk); DMTI 111

Student-Organized Events

AU's Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter holds meetings every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in DMTI 111 (Collaboration Lab). Past meeting themes have included "Working in the Tech Industry," "Hidden Figures Film Screening," and "UI/UX Product Design." Find more information about our ACM chapter on their Facebook Page.

STEM at AU

The 36th Annual Quality and Productivity Research Conference
2019 Theme: Data and Science is a Winning Alliance
Math/Stats Department
June 10-13, 2019; Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building and Constitution Hall

19th Annual PHYS 200: Light, Sound, Action! Conference
Physics Department
April 26, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. DMTI 209.

Physics Phiesta and Student Awards Ceremony
Physics Department
April 30, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. DMTI 209.

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Math/Stats Department
The department hosts Math/Stat speakers every Tuesday 3-4 p.m. in DMTI 111 (Collaboration Lab). Contact Jeff Adler for more information.

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