Grad Student Awards Presented for 2009-2010

September 13, 2010

Department Chair Carlo Tomasi, DGS Jun Yang, and recipients of grad student awards

Graduate student awards for 2009-10 were announced at the annual departmental meeting. Congratulations to the recipients:

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award
Mingyu Guo
Advisor: Vince Conitzer
Computationally Feasible Approaches to Automated Mechanism Design

Outstanding Ph.D. Preliminary Exam Award
Zhiqiang (Steve) Gu
Advisor: Carlo Tomasi
A Discriminative Constellation Model for Image Matching and Recognition

Outstanding Master's Award
Peter Franklin
Advisor: Vince Conitzer
Internet-based Fault Recovery for Home Wireless LANs

Outstanding Ph.D. Research Initiation Project Award
Nedyalko Borisov
Advisor: Shivnath Babu
Diagnosing Query Slowdown in Database and SAN Environments

Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award
Sayan Bhattacharya
Course CPS 230: Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Fall 2009 with Pankaj Agarwal

Outstanding Departmental Service Award
Christopher Painter-Wakefield
Susanna Ricco
Gavin Taylor
Lirong Xia
This team of four revived the graduate student mentoring program, which connects first-year PhD students with senior student mentors.

Outstanding Departmental Service Award
Nikhil Gopalkrishnan
Jeff Martin
Mac Mason
This team of three planned and helped implement a program of improvements to the North Building office space for new grad students.

For more information, see the graduate awards page