An Information Sciences Institute tradition entered its fifth year on October 22, when young researchers spent the day presenting their work to colleagues and teachers.
The event, the Graduate Student Student Symposium, this year for the first time included students working in Networks as well as Intelligent Systems.
Back row: George Konstantinidis, Yigal Arens (ISD faculty), Chengjie Zhang, Aman Goel, Ashish Vaswani, Lin Quan. Front row: Yoon-sik Cho, Rumi Ghosh, Jelena Mirkovic (Network faculty), Andrew Goodney Not shown: Dirk Hovy. (Click on the image to view complete program, including faculty mentors)
The program included presentations by senior ISI researchers, including a talk by Craig Knoblock on "Life After Grad School" and one on "How to Write a Good Paper" by Liang Huang.
Student George Konstantinidis was the principal organizer of the event, working with Ashish Vaswani and Rumi Ghosh.
ISI Deputy Director and Intelligent Systems Director Yigal Arens announced the award winners at the end of the day.
Best Paper - Ashish Vaswani Efficient optimization of an MDL-inspired objective function for unsupervised partof-speech tagging
Best Presentation - Dirk Hovy The Rules of the Game: Unsupervised discovery of domain-specific knowledge from text
Best Poster - Aman Goel Exploiting sub-structure in Hierarchical Conditional Random Fields for accurate annotation of structured data
Runner-up Paper - Rumi Gosh Predicting influential users on online social networks
Runner-up Presentation - Ashish Vaswani Efficient optimization of an MDL-inspired objective function for unsupervised part-of- speech tagging
Runner-up Poster - Yoon-sik Cho Learning Co-evolving network models
Paper Reviewer - Dirk Hovy
Best Paper - Lin Quan On the characteristics and reasons of long-lived Internet flows
Best Presentation - Andrew Goodney Dr. Droid: Assisting stroke rehabilitation using mobile phones
Best Poster - Chengjie Zhang Steam-Powered Sensing