C-SURF Fellows Named for 2012

February 24, 2012

C-SURF fellows and faculty advisors

Congratulations to the 2012 C-SURFers. The four students chosen for the Computer Science Undergraduate Research Fellows program will work with a faculty adviser and graduate student mentor to gain in-depth, hands-on understanding of the academic research environment.

“The purpose of the C-SURF program is to involve undergraduates in research and to hopefully interest them in pursuing a graduate degree,” Computer Science Associate Chairman Richard Lucic said. “Many of our C-SURF alums to date have in fact gone on to graduate school.”

The fellows, selected from a group of applicants, participate in a paid summer research experience. They also participate in two linked independent studies and participate in the CS Undergraduate Research Poster Day. Those who successfully complete the C-SURF program will graduate with distinction.

Fellows this year are pursuing a range of topics across computer science, including making smartphones last longer and integrating computing into using Alice, an educational three-dimensional programming environment.

The new fellows, named below, were celebrated at a dinner February 23 to launch this year’s program.

Bryan Antigua (Class of 2013)
Project: MAUI: Making Smartphones Last Longer with Code Offload
Faculty Advisor: Landon Cox
Dwayne Brown (Class of 2013)
Project: Integrating Computing Into Using Alice
Faculty Advisor: Susan Rodger
Christopher Graybeal (Class of 2014)
Project: MAUI System
Faculty Advisor: Landon Cox
Tianyu Shi (Class of 2014)
Project: Massive Data Approach to Geolocation
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Maggs