New hire: Malihe Alikhani

Malihe Alikhani is joining our department in August 2020 as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests are in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science with broader interests in Computational Social Sciences. My recent work has focused on understanding the structure of multimodal communication when language is combined with spatial representations, such as gestures and pointing in face-to-face conversations and...

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New hire: Xiaowei Jia

Xiaowei Jia is joining our department in August 2020 as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include physics-guided data science, spatio-temporal data mining, deep learning, and remote sensing applications. He has published over 30 papers in major journals in data mining (e.g., TKDE) and hydrology (e.g., WRR), as well as top-tier conferences (e.g., SIGKDD, ICDM, SDM, and CIKM). Xiaowei was...

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New hire: Luis Oliveira

Luis Filipe Nunes Quaresma de Oliveira is joining our department in August 2020 as a Teaching Assistant Professor. His research interests are preservation and reproducibility of software-driven experimental workflows, real-time communication protocols, and RF-based localization.

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New hire: Wonsun Ahn

Wonsun Ahn is joining our department in August 2020 as a Teaching Assistant Professor. His research interests are compilation/hardware design for parallel machines, GPUs, and quantum computers. His research also involves tools for testing parallel programs. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2012. He has authored 13 journal and conference...

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New hire: Erin Walker

Erin Walker joined our department in January 2019 as an Assistant Professor.  Her research uses interdisciplinary methods to improve the design and implementation of educational technology and to understand when and why it is effective. She is particularly pursuing projects that incorporate social and contextual adaptation into learning environments, including implementing a teachable robot for mathematics learning, using technology to...

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