Sadilek, Kautz & Bigham win Best Paper Award at WSDM 2012

At the 2012 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining held in February in Seattle, our research team of Adam Sadilek, Henry Kautz and Jeff Bigham received the Best Paper Award for the conference.  The paper, entitled "Finding Your Friends and Following Them to Where You Are"  was chosen from 75 papers presented at the conference.

Crovella (Ph.D. 1994) named Fellow of ACM

Mark Crovella, currently on the Faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, was named a Fellow of the ACM 2010.  Mark studied under Tom LeBlanc while at Rochester. 

URCS Theory research group featured in Communications of the ACM

Piotr Faliszewski (Ph.D. '08), URCS Professor Lane A. Hemaspaandra, and RIT Professor Edith Hemaspaandra are featured as the cover story for this month's Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery for their article, "Using Complexity to Protect Elections." Their work argues that though reasonable election systems cannot make manipulation impossible, that using complexity, they can make manipulation computationally infeasible.

ACM Programming Team Featured in Democrat and Chronicle article

Recently, Jim Goodman, a reporter from the Democrat & Chronicle, attended a practice session of the URCS ACM programming team while they prepared for the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Harbin, China.  Like local athletes featured before their events at the Olympics, our students were the subject of an uplifting article about teamwork.

UG ACM Programming Team leaves for World Finals on Sunday

If you happen to see Ian Christopher, Dennis Huo or Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang diligently practicing for their upcoming trip to China for the ACM World Finals, wish them well.  They have been simulating the 5 hour competition in each of their practices for weeks and working through problem sets from past competitions.  Such dedication!!

ACM Programming Team Interviewed for Local TV

Our undergraduate ACM programming team, including Dennis Huo, Ian Christopher and Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang, along with coach Daniel Stefankovic, was recently interviewed for the ABC affiliate 13WHAM TV. The team, which is headed to the World Finals in the ACM-ICPC Programming Competition in Harbin, China the first week of February, talks about the upcoming competition and their success at the regional finals in this report.

UG Team Advances to ACM Programming World Finals, beating MIT

The undergraduate team of Ian Christopher '10, Dennis Huo '10, and Xiaoqing Tang '12 won the ACM-ICPC Regional programming competition at RIT on Saturday, October 31st.  As a result, they will advance to the World Finals, to be held in Harbin, China, February 1-6, 2010.  This will be UR's first appearance at the World Finals.

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