Machine Learning Student Earns Electrical Engineering Award for a Second Time

Andrew McRae, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has been recognized with the Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Award for a second time. McRae is just one of two students to be a double Cleaver Award recipient. “A Ph.D. program is long and tedious and often seems futile. This award… Continue reading Machine Learning Student Earns Electrical Engineering Award for a Second Time

Two Ph.D. Students Recognized as 2021 Apple Scholars – A First for Georgia Tech Students

Machine learning Ph.D. students Joanne Truong and Andrew Silva have been recognized as 2021 Apple Scholars. The program honors the contributions of emerging leaders in engineering and computer science at the graduate and post-graduate level. Truong and Silva are members of the program’s second cohort and are the first Georgia Tech students to be awarded… Continue reading Two Ph.D. Students Recognized as 2021 Apple Scholars – A First for Georgia Tech Students

Nine Machine Learning Faculty Members Win Teaching Awards

Nine faculty members at the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) were recognized by the Georgia Tech Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for receiving outstanding responses on the Course Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS). The awards honor excellence in teaching for spring and fall 2020. Three faculty members – Siva Theja Maguluri, Matthieu Bloch,… Continue reading Nine Machine Learning Faculty Members Win Teaching Awards

Two Machine Learning Students Named 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Two Georgia Tech machine learning Ph.D. students, Caleb Ziems and Kevin Tynes Jr., have been recognized as fellows of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). NSF GRFP recognizes outstanding students in NSF-supported STEM fields who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees at an accredited United States institution. Ziems and Tynes… Continue reading Two Machine Learning Students Named 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Robotics Ph.D. Student Named 2021 Adobe Research Fellow

Joanne Truong, a second-year robotics Ph.D. student, has been selected as a 2021 Adobe Research Fellow in the Intelligent Agents and Assistants area. Truong’s research focuses on the next generation of artificially intelligent agents in sim2real, robotics, and embodied artificial intelligence (AI) spaces. This research helps robots physically interact with their environments to improve human’s… Continue reading Robotics Ph.D. Student Named 2021 Adobe Research Fellow

Student Selected for Competitive Workshop for Females in Engineering and Computer Science

Liyan Xie has been selected as a 2020 EECS Rising Star to attend an intensive workshop in November. The workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and is aimed at increasing the numbers of women interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science (EECS.) Xie, a Ph.D. student in… Continue reading Student Selected for Competitive Workshop for Females in Engineering and Computer Science

Google Awards ML@GT Student for Outstanding Machine Learning Research

Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) and School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Ph.D. student Xinshi Chen is being recognized for her work in machine learning with a prestigious fellowship. Chen specializes in principled machine learning research with a focus on learning-based algorithm design and deep learning structured data. Her work has garnered the attention… Continue reading Google Awards ML@GT Student for Outstanding Machine Learning Research

Tao Wins Best Paper Award at Artificial Intelligence and Statistics Conference

A mathematician by trade, Molei Tao, typically uses mathematics to design algorithms and solve physical science problems like how planets move. Recently, he became attracted to machine learning, an area that according to him, contains numerous interesting problems that are mathematically exciting and can benefit from modern mathematical tools. This year, Tao published his first… Continue reading Tao Wins Best Paper Award at Artificial Intelligence and Statistics Conference

Dellaert Wins Test of Time Award for a Second Time This Year

For the second time this summer, Frank Dellaert has been awarded a Test of Time Award. This time, the award comes from Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) and recognizes Dellaert’s papers, Square Root SAM and Square Root SAM: Simultaneous localization and mapping via square root information smoothing. The latter is co-authored by Michael Kaess, an… Continue reading Dellaert Wins Test of Time Award for a Second Time This Year

Batra and Davenport Honored with Prestigious Science Award from the White House

In early July, President Donald J. Trump awarded top scientists and engineers with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineering (PECASE). Three Georgia Tech faculty members have been named recipients. Dhruv Batra, Mark Davenport, and Matthew McDowell were three of the 12 researchers recognized from the state of Georgia. PECASE is “the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to… Continue reading Batra and Davenport Honored with Prestigious Science Award from the White House