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Dr. Homay Valafar has received a research grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH for his part in the project titled "South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE)". The press release: SC INBRE Receives $18.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health has more information on the project.
Dr. Srihari Nelakuditi (PI), Dr. Sanjib Sur (Co-PI), and their Co-PIs from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Exercise Science have received a research award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project titled "Acquisition of Omnipercipient Chamber for Gathering Ground Truth and Enabling Research on Smart and Connected Things".
We welcome Dr. Rasha Karakchi as a new Instructor for the CSE Department. She received her PhD in 2020 from UofSC. She will be teaching CSCE 240: Advanced Programming Techniques and CSCE 313: Embedded Systems this semester.
We would like to welcome Dr. Qi Zhang who joins us this Fall as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Zhang received his PhD. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2020. His research interests are in the area of artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning. You can learn more about it in his research website. He will be teaching "CSCE 580: Artificial Intelligence" this semester.
We welcome Dr. Biplav Srivastava as a new Professor in the CSE Department. Dr. Srivastava comes to us after two decades at IBM in the roles of a Research Scientist, Distinguished Data Scientist and Master Inventor. His research interests are in Neuro-Symbolic Computing, Collaborative Assistance, Trusted AI, and Applications to Smart City using Open and Sensor Data. Learn more about him at his research website. He will be teaching "CSCE 771: Computer Processing of Natural Language" this semester.
We would like to welcome Dr. Forest Agostinelli to the CSE department. He joins us as an Assistant Professor this semester. Dr. Agostinelli received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in the areas of deep learning, reinforcement learning, search, with applications to the natural sciences. You can learn more about it at his research website. He will be teaching "CSCE 790: Deep Reinforcement Learning and Search" this semester.
Dr. Sheth and Dr. Valafar presented the following videos for the CRA Virtual Conference 2020.
- Computational Modeling, Homayoun Valafar
- Monitoring Health & Social Impact of Policy Decisions, Amit Sheth.