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Aaron Lindsey was named a Finalist for the
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, 2015.
``KLA: A New Algorithmic Paradigm for Parallel Graph Computations''
Nancy Amato, and
received the Best Paper Award from
Aaron Lindsey received Honorable Mention for the
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, 2014.
Jory Denny was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2013-2016).
Kensen Shi won First Prize and $100,000 scholarship
at the national-level
2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology held in
Washington, D.C. in December 2012.
Check out this video of Kensen's
research presentation during the competition.
For details see some of the many articles:
A TV interview with Fox News right after the announcement (December 4, 2012),
WTAW's Bill Oliver visits with Kensen Shi (December 4, 2012),
BCS Eagle feature article (December 6, 2012),
PR Newswire (December 4, 2012),
and KAGS TV interview (November 29, 2012).
Also, Kensen was invited to ring the NYSE closing bell (January 15, 2013).
Way to go Kensen!
Chinwe Ekenna was awarded a
Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation for
the 2012-2013 academic year, which has been renewed for two additional academic years 2014-2016.
Sam Jacobs won 2nd Prize in the
ACM Student Research Competition, Graduate Category, at SC 2011.
Jory Denny was named a Finalist for the
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, 2011.
Our work applying PRM-based motion planning techniques to
problems in computational biology has attracted some attention.
Our project was featured in the
NSF CISE quarterly newletter
in September 2002.
For the most part clear and well-written.
More citations and related work are needed so that
reader can better understand the contribution.
used one of our protein folding animations in David Jamieson's Grand
Challenges article on August 1, 2002.
Our work with protein folding was featured in the November 2001 issue of
Check out Aaron Sender's article which has some witty words
describing the relationship between robotic motion planning and
protein folding and a picture of PhD student
Cartographers for Protein Folding
In May 2001 our work studying ligand binding (aka drug docking)
using a haptic interface (a PHANToM) was included as part of
a FOX news feature on Artificial Intelligence inspired by the
recent hollywood movie of that name. In the movie clip you
can see PhD student
O. Burchan Bayazit
manipulating the PHANToM while