CSE Biweekly Roundup: May - June 2022

June 3, 2022:

  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Srinivas Eswar for being awarded the J.H. Wilkinson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientific Computing at Argonne National Laboratory! The fellowship is given to one applicant per year in which the appointment lasts for one year and may be renewed for another.
  • Welcome the newest member of our faculty, Victor Fung! Victor comes to us from Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he was the Eugene P. Wigner Fellow at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences!
  • Congratulations to CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson for receiving a 2022 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award! Bryngelson is one of 41 awardees amongst 155 applicants to receive the award totaling $10,000.
  • CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar gave a virtual talk May 24. Kumar presented Advances in Data Science for Web Safety and Integrity to an audience from Northwestern University.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Sara Karamati, CS Senior Research Scientist Jeff Young, and CSE Professor Rich Vuduc presented "Smarter" NICs for Faster Molecular Dynamics: A Case Study at IEEE IPDPS 2022 as a best paper finalist! Although the research team didn’t win best paper, they well-represented the Institute as one of two papers from Georgia Tech in a panel of five finalists.
  • CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar’s Q&A Fighting Hate Speech and Misinformation Online published in May’s edition of Nature Computational Science. The journal initially posted the interview May 1 to discuss misinformation and anti-Asian hate speech for the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Xiaojing An and CSE Professor Ümit Çatalyürek co-authored BOA: A Partitioned View of Genome Assembly, published May 24!
  • CSE Professor Edmond Chow co-authored Pseudodiagonalization Method for Accelerating Nonlinear Subspace Diagonalization in Density Functional Theory, published in American Chemistry Society publications May 24.
  • Check out the latest edition of The Compiler for current news across the College of Computing.
  • PACE is hosting an online seminar on introduction to Git Monday, June 6, 10:30am – 12:15pm. Registration at the event website is required for attendance.
  • PACE is hosting an online seminar on Python 101 Wednesday, June 8, 1:30pm – 3:15pm. Registration at the event website is required for attendance.
  • Campus network disaster recovery testing will disable Phoenix, Hive, PACE-ICE, and COC-ICE from 5:00pm on Friday, June 10, through 12:00 noon on Monday, June 13.

May 20, 2022:

  • Congratulations to CSE faculty Edmond Chow and Will Powell on their promotions! Chow is promoted to Professor and Powell is promoted to Research Technologist II!
  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Siddharth Biswal on his successful dissertation defense! Advised by CSE Adjunct Professor Jimeng Sun, Biswal defended Deep Learning Methods for Multi-modal Healthcare Data.
  • Congratulations to CSE Assistant Professors Spencer Bryngelson and Anqi Wu for each receiving a Georgia Tech Seed Grant! Bryngelson and Wu’s proposals were two of 13 accepted for the Building Teams and Moving Teams Forward Seed Grant Program!
  • Congratulations to CSE Assistant Professor Anqi Wu for her selection as a DARPA Riser to the DARPA Forward conference! Wu will participate in the conference to be held Oct. 25-26 at Georgia Tech.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Gaurav Verma and CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar co-authored Examining the Impact of Sharing COVID-19 Misinformation Online on Mental Health. The School of CSE researchers teamed with School of Interactive Computing Associate Professor Munmun De Choudhury, IC alumnus Talayeh Aledavood, and MS Analytics alumnus Ankur Bhardwaj on the paper published at Scientific Reports.
  • CSE Professor Ümit Çatalyürek presented When HPC Graph Analytics Meets Graph Databases at BAŞARIM 2022. Held May 11-13, BAŞARIM 2022 is a Turkish conference devoted to studies in high-performance computing.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Max Comstock presented Real-time Interactive Simulation of Large Bird Flocks: Toward Understanding Murmurations at the SIAM Biology and Medicine through Mathematics Conference (BAMM22), held at Virginia Commonwealth University May 18-20.
  • A research team advised by CSE Associate Professor Polo Chau will present their work on NeuroCartography as a “best of the best” entry at SIGGRAPH 2022. The paper placed in the top four out of 422 submissions at IEEE VIS 2021 where it was first published. CS Ph.D. student Haekyu Park leads the team comprising of CSE students and recent alumni, including Nilaksh DasRahul DuggalAustin WrightOmar Shaikh, and Fred Hohman.
  • Research led by CSE Ph.D. student Sara Karamati, CS Senior Research Scientist Jeff Young, and CSE Professor Richard Vuduc has been selected as a Best Paper Award finalist at IEEE IPDPS 2022! The top-five finalists includes two papers from Georgia Tech and the winner will be announced during the conference, May 30- June 3.
  • Undergraduate student Qi Zeng, CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson, and CSE Assistant Professor Florian Schäfer presented Competitive Physics Informed Networks at ICLR 2022’s workshop on Gamification and Multiagent Solutions.
  • Ph.D. students Fatima Chrit (ME) and Austin Adams (CS) presented their work on quantum algorithms and compiler backends at the Georgia Tech Quantum Alliance Workshop on May 4! Chrit and Adams are advised by CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson, ME Professor Alexander Alexeev, and Professor Tom Conte, associate dean for research of the College of Computing.
  • Provided is this week’s edition of The Compiler. The newsletter from the College of Computing is on a biweekly schedule for summer. The next edition is scheduled for June 3.
  • May 22-27 is the ACL 2022 60th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics. ML Ph.D. students Rongzhi Zhang, Pranav Shetty, and CSE Ph.D. student Yue Yu, all advised by CSE Assistant Professor Chao Zhang, will present PRBoost: Prompt-Based Rule Discovery and Boosting for Interactive Weakly-Supervised Learning.
  • There will be a virtual XSEDE/Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center MPI Workshop May 26-27. Event information and registration is available in provided link.
  • Monday May 30 is an Institute holiday for Memorial Day.
  • Partnership for an Advance Computing Environment (PACE) is hosting two virtual events May 31. First is a Linux 101 course 10:30am-12:15pm. Afterwards is a research consulting session 2:00pm- 3:45pm.
  • June 3 is the last day of Maymester.

May 6, 2022:

  • Congratulations to our Spring 2022 CSE graduates! M.S. graduates include Byeongsoo Ahn, Jiayi Chen, Daniel Marchetto, Dheeraj Pailla, Pengda Xie, Yixu Yang, Tongzhou Yu, and Haowen Zhang. Kasimir Gabert is our sole Ph.D. graduate this semester. Congratulations to all and good luck in your future endeavors!

  • CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar was featured in the latest edition of Nature. Learn more about Kumar’s work on combating online malicious activities and actors, including misinformation and anti-Asian hate speech here.

  • CSE faculty and students authored nine papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2022), April 25-29. Presenters included: CSE Ph.D. student Tianfan Fu, CSE Ph.D. student Ruilin Li, CSE Associate Professor B. Aditya Prakash, CSE Ph.D. student Alexander Rodriguez, ML Ph.D. student Harshavardhan Kamarthi, CSE Adjunct and ISyE Assistant Professor Tuo Zhao, CSE Adjunct Associate Professor Jimeng Sun, and CSE Adjunct Professor Hongyuan Zha.

  • CSE faculty and students presented two papers at The Web Conference, April 25-29. Computer science undergraduate Manoj Niverthi, CSE Ph.D. student Gaurav Verma, and CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar presented Characterizing, Detecting, and Predicting Online Ban Evasion. CSE Ph.D. students Harshavardhan Kamarthi, Lingkai Kong, Alexander Rodriguez, CSE Assistant Professor Chao Zhang, and CSE Associate Professor B. Aditya Prakash presented CAMul: Calibrated and Accurate Multi-view Time-Series Forecasting.

  • CSE faculty and students presented two papers at the 2022 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 30- May 5. CS Ph.D. student Seongmin Lee, CS Ph.D. student Haekyu Park, ML Ph.D. student Zijie (Jay) Wang, CS undergraduate Omar Shaikh, and CSE Associate Professor Duen Horng (Polo) Chau presented MisVis: explaining Web Misinformation Connections via Visual Summary. CSE M.S. student Zhengyang (Victor) Chen was an author that presented Semantic Gap in Predicting Mental Wellbeing through Passive Sensing.

  • ACM SIGCHI presented an Outstanding Dissertation Award to CSE alum Fred Hohman for his work Interactive Scalable Interfaces for Machine Learning Interoperability at CHI 2022. Hohman is one of only three recipients for the award this year.

  • Provided is this week’s edition of The Compiler.

  • Grade submission deadline is noon on Monday, May 9.

  • Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a Teaching and Learning Forum Monday, May 9. The forum is 10:00am – 2:00pm at Exhibition Hall room 242. Registration link is available on the event website.

  • There will be a PACE Applications of Machine Learning seminar on Tuesday, May 10. The seminar time is 2:00pm – 3:45pm.

  • There will be a Town Hall for Georgia Tech’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan Wednesday, May 11. The event is held virtually 11:30am – 1:00pm. Registration link is available on the event website.

  • Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMSA) is hosting an analytics webinar, Love of the Game: The Role of Sports Analytics, Wednesday, May 11. The webinar is 1:00pm – 2:00pm and requires registration.

  • First day of all summer classes begins May 16.