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UMD CS Wins Big at MinneWIC 2017

02/20/2017



UMD CS Takes Honors at MinneWIC 2017

On February 17 - 18, Professor Arshia Khan and a mix of 8 female graduate and undergraduate computer science students attended the MinneWIC 2017. MinneWIC is the ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing for the Upper MidWest. Of our 8 student attendees, six presented posters. Our students also brought home three of the five prizes awarded (certificate plus $100 per award)! Please join us in congratulating our team!

graduate category
* Xue Gao - WINNERMinneWIC 2017 Graduate Student Poster Honorable Prize
Title: "Effective User Interface With HoloLens For Group Decision Making".
Advisor: Pete Willemsen

* Xinru Yan
Title:  "#HashtagWars : Learning a Sense of Humor Language Models in Humor Detection".
Advisor: Ted Pedersen

* Rushmeet Bahra  
Title: "Monitoring Bipolar Disorder using Heart Rate, Sleep Pattern and Mood Changes".
Advisor: Arshia Khan


Undergraduate category
* Janna Madden -

WINNER: MinneWIC 2017 Best Undergraduate Poster Prize
Title: "Telemedicine adaption in rural hospitals and the national impact of telemedicine in rural care delivery".

* Kun Li - WINNER: MinneWIC 2017 Undergraduate Student Poster Honorable Prize 
Title: "Mobile autism application: informing care decisions and aiding children with autism in understanding emotions".

* Yichen Wei
Title: "Musicology: Aiding Recall of Deeply Embedded Memory"


Also: We are pleased to announce that UMD Computer Science will be hosting the next MinneWIC in two years!

MinneWIC brings together students, faculty, and computing professionals from across Minnesota and neighboring states to share experiences and strategies for recruiting and retaining women in computing fields, and explore issues common to women working in these fields. Specifically, the goal is to provide an opportunity for young women to explore career opportunities in computing, and to network with women from academia, industry and government. This celebration is part of a nationwide effort to address the alarming decline of women choosing computer science professions.

 

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2 CS Dpt. Undergraduate Papers Accepted at NCUR31!

02/07/2017



We are pleased to announce that papers by two UMD CS undergraduates have been selected, from more than 4,000 submissions, for presentation at NCUR 31 (National Conference on Undergraduate Research). Janna Madden's "Implications of Telemedical Technology Use on Rural Healthcare Delivery and Management" and Yichen Wei's "Technological Solution: Apply Musicology to Helping Alzheimer's Patients," will be presented at the University of Memphis, April 6-8, 2017.
For more information on the conference, please go to http://www.cur.org/ncur_2017/.

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Cross-Disciplinary Digital Arts Presentation

01/30/2017




DASH
Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
Cross-Disciplinary Program
Friday, February 3, 8:00am
Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda


 "Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) is a cross-disciplinary program supporting faculty and students working with digital methodologies and technologies in research, teaching, and artistic projects." Some DASH offerings include individual consultations with experts, guides on digital technologies, project support for ideas big and small, help with research design and much more!

DASH Presenters
Benjamin Wiggins, Program Director of Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) for the University Libraries at the University of Minnesota.
Jennie Burroughs, Director for Arts & Humanities for Libraries Research & Learning  

For more information please contact Jodi Grebinoski at jlcarlso@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7880

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Professor Dunham Receives Art Award

01/20/2017


Mathematics and Art
Recognition & Awards   January 18, 2017

Computer Science Professor Douglas Dunham's work "Fractal Monarchs" receives Mathematical Art Exhibition Award.

Douglas Dunham, professor, Department of Computer Science, along with his colleague John Shier, had their work Fractal Monarchs (detail of image above) honored at the 2017 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards for best photograph, painting, or print.

The award was given at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta, Ga in January "for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art."

Dunham and Shier's piece, which is a 30 x 40 cm digital print, was one of three works selected from the exhibition of juried works in various media by 73 mathematicians and artists from around the world.

"The goal of our art is to create aesthetically pleasing fractal patterns," stated Dunham. "This is a fractal pattern whose motifs are monarch butterflies. We modify our usual rule that motifs cannot overlap by allowing the antennas - but not the rest of the butterfly - to overlap another butterfly. For the randomly placed butterflies to exactly fill the rectangular region in the limit, their areas must decrease in size according to a precise formula: the area of the n-th butterfly is given by A/(zeta(c,N)(N+n)^c), where A is the area of the rectangle, and zeta(c,N) is the Hurwitz zeta function. For this pattern c = 1.26, N = 1.5, and 150 butterflies fill 72% of the rectangle."

The Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards were established in 2008 through an endowment provided to the American Mathematical Society by an anonymous donor who wished to acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form.

The American Mathematical Society, located in Providence, R.I., was founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship.

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Women in STEM Career Panel

11/15/2016



Women in STEM
Career Panel




Do you have career questions?
Not sure what you can do with your degree?
Want to talk to women who have been there?

This is your chance to ask!

ALL interested students are welcome!




7-8 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Burns 249, Burns Wellness Center
College of St. Scholastica

Hosted by the Northwoods Women in Science (NWIS) and St. Scholastica Biology Department
Questions? Email Rachel Portinga at rporting@uwsuper.edu

 

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Digi-Key Presentation at UMD

11/08/2016




Digi-Key Presentation
November 17
5:00-7:00 ~ Griggs Center
Pizza & Pop provided

Campus interviews will be held November 18

Looking to hire upwards of 3 full-time software engineers
Salary starting at approximately $66,000/year

Also looking for:

6 Summer coop/intern software engineers @ $25 per hour

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2 UMD CS Teams Compete at DKC3

11/02/2016



On October 21st, 2016, UMD Computer Science students participated in the Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition. Teams from thirteen universities took part. Participants solved word problems, short programming problems, and long programming problems. Chris Dressen said, "It was a great experience working together with other fellow Computer Science students in a team setting to accomplish a particular set of goals put on by Digikey. I believe that DKC3 was a fantastic learning experience that was a lot of fun at the same time." UMD Computer Science sent two teams. Team Undefined LtoR: Jake Pulkkinen, Ruta Wheelock, Maz Jindeel, and Jake Onsgard. Team Undergraduate Sabbatical LtoR: Chris Dressen, Joe Kachelmeier, and Cody Seavey.



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Inclusive Game Design Lecture

11/02/2016



Dpt. of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies

Presents

Inclusive Game Design

By

Janelle Pewapsconias
Neeched Up Games


Friday, November 4, 2016
Humanities 403, 1:00 pm


Janelle Pewapsconias, a Little Pine First Nation game developer who runs Neeched Up Games, will share her work and discuss games as pathways to health in Indigenous communities, in conversation with Elizabeth LaPenseé, Michigan State University.


If students or faculty would like to meet with Janelle
please contact Professor David Beard, Dpt of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies at rhetoricguy@gmail.com, dbeard@d.umn.edu,  or 218-726-8442


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Professor Pedersen Presents 2 New Papers

11/01/2016



Ted Pedersen, professor, Department of Computer Science, co-authored two papers that were presented at workshops held in conjunction with the annual conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. The first, "Why Do They Leave: Modeling Participation in Online Depression Forums", was presented at the 4th International Workshop onNatural Language Processing for Social Media . Authors include Farig Sadeque, Ted Pedersen, Thamar Solorio, Prasha Shrestha, Nicolas Rey-Villamizar and Steven Bethard. The second paper, "Analysis of Anxious Word Usage on Online Health Forums”, was presented at the Seventh International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis. This paper authors include Nicolas Rey-Villamizar, Prasha Shrestha, Farig Sadeque, Steven Bethard, Ted Pedersen, Arjun Mukherjee and Thamar Solorio.

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