We are happy to welcome Dr. Pooyan Jamshidi to the Department. Dr. Jamshidi received his PhD in Computing at Dublin City University in Ireland and most recently was a Postdoctoral Associate at Carnegie Mellon University. His research goal is to advance a scientific, principled understanding of machine learning systems. He is teaching Machine Learning Systems this semester. You can visit his website to learn more about his research.
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We are proud to announce that Eduardo Romero has been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. The GEM program seeks to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. The fellowship, in conjunction with the GEM graduate institution and GEM employer, provides a stipend, full tuition and fees, and a paid summer internship.
Dr. Bakos has received a research grant from the Savannah River National Laboratory/DOE for work on "Data Analysis, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning for Plutonium Canister Corrosion Surveillance".
This year the 180 Seniors in our Capstone course developed 36 awesome applications for Industry or USC clients, or for themselves. The tech breakdown includes:
- 15 webapps: Node, Angular, firebase, meteor, django, react, ASP.NET, AWS, Google Cloud
- 14 mobile apps: Android, iOS, ionic, react native, firebase cloud
- 2 virtual reality aps: Unity
- 5 desktop/hardware applications: Windows, C#, Java, Linux, Qt
They have also recorded video demonstrations of their apps which you can watch online. We are always looking for clients for next year's Capstone course. If you want an app built for you, for free, click that link to learn more.
The winning team for this year's Backers and Hackers is Tiffany Abernathy, Cayla Przygoda, Jaime Areheart (Backer) for their app GamersCentral, an app for gamers to get connected and discover new games. Backers and Hackers is a completely student-run initiative organized by the Entrepreneurship Club and the College of Engineering and Computing at USC. The program brings together Columbia’s entrepreneurial community and USC’s mobile app development students to transform app ideas into reality.
We are proud to announce that Noemi Glaeser has received a Goldwater Scholarship award. She is one of four USC students to receive the award this year. Nationally, 211 Goldwater Scholars and 281 Honorable Mentions were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,280 mathematics, science, and engineering students, nominated by the faculties of 455 colleges and universities nationwide. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded nationally to sophomores and juniors pursuing bachelors’ degrees in natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering and who intend to pursue a career in research and/or college-level teaching.