Honors, Awards & Recognitions — 2013 Spring
- Owen Astrachan successfully led a project team in creating the Advance Placement Computer Science Principles Course and Exam. The NSF is providing $5.2M for implementation. Brook Osborne played an important role on the project. Learn more.
- Vince Conitzer will be program co-chair of the ACM conference on Electronic Commerce (ACM EC) in 2014.
- The first two issues of ACM TEAC, co-edited by Vince Conitzer, have been published.
- Vince Conitzer gave a lecture on algorthmic economics in the Provost's Lecture Series
- Marisabel Guevara received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring..
- Ashwin Machanavajjhala led an interdisciplinary project on Community Health and Resource Mapping (CHARM), for which he received a Research Incubator Award from the Information Initiative at Duke. The project involves researchers from Global Health and the School of Medicine.
- Lalita Devi Maraj was featured in a Seventeen article about her internship at yahoo!.
- Jason Pazis's AAAI-13 paper, "PAC Optimal Exploration in Continuous Space Markov Decision Processes," was selected to receive an Honorable Mention.
- Susan Rodger is the new chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).
- Guillermo Sapiro has been selected as a SIAM Fellow for his contributions to both theory and practice in the fields of image processing and computer vision.
- Ruofan Xia won prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship for his work with Kishor Trivedi, John Board, and Xiaobai Sun. This is a worldwide competition, and is extremely selective.
- Jun Yang is the 2012-2013 recipient of the David and Janet Vaughan Brooks Teaching Award. Additionally, CS Professors Pankaj Agarwal, Robert Calderbank, Jeff Chase, Alex Hartemink, and Carlo Tomasi ranked in the top 5% of instructors at Duke for 2012 Fall course quality and intellectual stimulation.
For more achievements, see the alum news page