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DREU Project Participant Finalist in CRA Student Competion

Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates program brings standout Minnesota student to Viterbi
eric mankin
December 02, 2010 —

Elaine Chew's Music Computation and Cognition Lab summer student KatieAnna Wolf was selected one of six female finalists for the highly selective Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Award.

KatieAnna Wolf at the MuCoaCo Lab
Wolf was a 2010 DREU undergraduate research student, one of 70 such fellows selected nationally from more than 500 applicants.  

Wolf and Viterbi School mentor Elaine Chew
She is a Computer Science and Mathematics joint major, with a minor in Italian, at the University of Minnesota.  Chew, an associate professor in the Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, continues to supervise her honors thesis research, which she is basing on the project she started at USC on analysis of ensemble coordination in distributed performance.

Wolf blogged about her summer USC experience on her DREU website   and subsequently presented a poster on her work at the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval in Utrecht, in the Netherlands.

Katie is the second MuCoaCo student to be honored by this award.  Anna Cheng-Zhi Huang (BS Computer Science '06, BM Music Composition '06) was a CRA Outstanding Undergraduates Award Finalist in 2006.  Anna is now a Computer Science PhD student at the Harvard School for Engineering and Applied Sciences, after completing her Masters degree at the MIT Media Lab.