Artificial Intelligence

2012 Graduate Student Symposium

The 2012 Graduate Student Symposium was our most successful ever. It was the first one open to everyone at ISI, and we had contributions from 3 different divisions: Intelligent Systems, Networks and Computational Sciences.  We had oral presentations, posters, invited talks by researchers from Rand and Google, and a lunch and gifts provided by Google.
The following students received awards for their work:
 
Best Paper: Yoon-Sik Cho
For the paper "Latent Point Process Models for Spatial-Temporal Networks"
 
Best Paper Runner Up: Jeon-Hyung Kang
For the paper "LA-LDA: A Limited Attention Topic Model for Social Media"
 
Best Presentation: Shu Cai
For the paper: "Smatch: an Evaluation Metric for Semantic Feature Structures"
 
Best Presentation: Andrew Goodney
For the paper: "Acoustic Tomography with an Underwater Sensor Network"
 
Best Presentation Runner Up: Jeon-Hyung Kang
For the paper "LA-LDA: A Limited Attention Topic Model for Social Media"
 
Best Presentation Runner Up: Hao Shi
For the paper "Reducing Allocation Errors in Network Testbeds"
 
Best Poster: Qing Dou
For the poster "Does syntax help deciphering foreign languages?"
 
Best Poster: Xun Fan
For the poster "Characterizing Anycast in the Domain Name System"
 
Best Poster Runner Up: Mahdi Azmandian
For the poster "Classification of grouped data"
 
Best Poster Runner Up: Vinod Sharma
For the poster "FRADE: Modeling human behavior for Flash CRowd Attack DEfense"
 
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who wrote papers, created posters and presented them.  
 
Thanks again to the student organizers Yoon-Sik Cho, Xihue Deng, and Jeon-Hyung Kang; to the faculty advisors Aram Galstyan and Jelena Mirković; to our admins Kary Lau, Alma Nava and Peter Zamar for taking care of the logistics; to the many reviewers; to Elizabeth Bodine-Baron and Mark Chavira the outside speakers; to Google; and to everyone else who contributed to this very successful event!
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Aram, Jelena and Yigal
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