CSE Biweekly Roundup: July - September 2022

September 23, 2022:

  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar and School of Interactive Computing Associate Professor Munmun DeChoudhury are co-principal investigators of a $5 million NSF grant toward misinformation correction. As part of a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, the team will use the grant to further develop Course Correct, their tool to help journalists identify and combat online misinformation.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Nabil Imam is a co-principal investigator of a $2 million NSF grant under the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program. Imam joins a team of neurobiologists at Cornell University to investigate neural processes underlying learning and memory.
  • School of CSE Ph.D. student Alexander Rodríguez participated as a young researcher at the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum Sept. 18-23. The forum invites 200 young researchers in computer science and mathematics from around the world for a week of seminars and networking.
  • School of CSE Professor Ümit Çatalyürek gave an invited talk at PPAM 2022. He presented Bringing HPC Graph Analytics to Modern Graph Databases to the conference held in Gdansk, Poland.
  • School of CSE Professor Srinivas Aluru gave the keynote talk Aug. 15 at BIOKDD 2022. There, he presented Machine learning approaches for reverse engineering genome-scale networks at the conference held in Washington D.C.
  • School of CSE Associate Professor Polo Chau gave an invited seminar talk Sept. 19 on Human-Centered AI: Safe, Interpretable, Trustworthy Analytics at Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Xiuwei Zhang was quoted in an article by nature about computational gene regulation in cells.
  • School of CSE Professor Srinivas Aluru received two Georgia Tech Thank-a-Teacher awards for his Spring 2022 course CSE 4220.
  • Three publications from School of CSE Associate Professor Polo Chau’s research group were accepted at ACM CIKM 2022. The group will present a demo and two short papers Oct. 17-21 at the conference in Atlanta.
  • A paper from Yunan Luo’s group has been accepted to the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2023. The work on contrastive protein representation learning was led by Jiaqi Luo, a visiting undergraduate student in the group.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson and two research group students, Anand Radhakrishnan and Henry Le Berre, contributed to an early applications experience paper on accelerated Arm HPC systems. School of SCS Senior Research Scientist Jeff Young also contributed via the PIConGPU codebase.
  • PACE is offering a virtual Linux 102 class Sept. 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be found here.
  • Sept. 29 is GVU Center’s next Brown Bag seminar. School of IC and CS Associate Professor Josiah Hester will give a seminar on energy alternatives in computing and a future without batteries.
  • PACE is hosting a virtual clusters orientation Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be found here.
  • PACE is offering a virtual consulting session Oct. 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:34 p.m. More information and Zoom link can be found here.
  • PACE is offering a virtual Linux 101 class Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be found here.

September 9, 2022:

  • Congratulations to CS Ph.D. student Rahul Duggal on his successful dissertation defense! Advised by School of CSE Associate Professor Polo Chau, Duggal will join Amazon as an applied scientists with the AWS AI Computer Vision group.
  • Congratulations Andy Chung for receiving the NSF CSGrad4US fellowship! A CS undergrad alumnus and member of CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar’s research group, the fellowship will support Chung for three years out of five while pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • Congratulations to School of CSE Ph.D. student Yusuf Ozkaya and Professor Ümit Çatalyürek for winning the best paper award at IEEE CLUSTER 2022. Joining co-authors Bo Fang, Ang Li, and Sriam Krishnamoorthy, their paper discusses using graph partitioning principles for simulating quantum computing systems on HPC systems.
  • Welcome our newest staff member, Kevelyn Cormier! Kevelyn is the School of CSE’s new Faculty Support Coordinator.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar received a Georgia Tech Thank-a-Teacher award for his Spring 2022 course CSE 6240.
  • School of CSE Associate Professor Polo Chau’s research group will present four papers and four posters Oct. 16-21 at IEEE VIS 2022 in Oklahoma City. One paper, TrafficVis, won a best paper honorable mention award.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson was awarded four BlueField-2 E-Series 100GbE DPUs from NVIDIA’s Academic Hardware Grant program.
  • The Student Cluster Competition (SCC) team toured Coda’s Databank ATL1 datacenter on Sept. 7. School of CSE’s Rich Vuduc, Spencer Bryngelson, and Will Powell coach SCC and facilitated the tour.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar gave a talk Sept. 5 at the Department of Homeland Security’s AI/ML seminar. The title of the talk was "Advances in Data Science for Multi-X and Adversarial Robust Online Misinformation". 
  • School of CSE’s Seismic Laboratory for Imaging and Modeling (SLIM) presented four papers Aug. 28 – Sept. 1 at the International Meeting of Applied Geoscience and Energy in Houston. Studying under joint appointment Professor Felix Herrmann, authors included Rajiv KumarMathias LouboutinRafael OrozcoGabrio RizzutiAli SiahkoohiPhilipp WitteZiyi (Francis) YinYijun Zhang.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar gave the inaugural talk Aug. 26 at Google's Information Quality speaker series. He spoke about his group's research on misinformation detection, fortification, attribution, and mitigation.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professor Anqi Wu was part of a Georgia Tech Research story featuring computational neuroscience.
  • School of CSE seminar series returns Sept. 9. The School will host a guest speaker every Friday at 2:00 in Scheller 102.
  • HotCSE, is seeking speakers for Fall 2022. If you are interested in giving a presentation/tutorial, please fill out the survey found here. HotCSE seminars occur in-person Wednesdays at 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Coda 1315. Seminars are free and open to the public, and lunch is provided.
  • PACE is offering a Python 101 virtual seminar Sept. 13 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be found here.
  • PACE is hosting a virtual clusters orientation Sept. 20 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be found here.
  • The College of Computing is hosting two career fairs. The first is in-person, to be held Sept. 28 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The second is virtual, to be held Oct. 4 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Preregistration is required for both career fairs and can be found in the respective hyperlinks.

August 19, 2022:

  • Aug. 11 was summer degree confirmation and nine CSE students completed their degrees! Congratulations to our graduates who can now call themselves alumni!
  • Congratulations to School of Mechanical Engineering and School of CSE joint appointment Professor Surya Kalidindi for his reappointment as Regents’ Professor.
  • Congratulations to CS Ph.D. student Vijay Thakkar and School of CSE Professor Rich Vuduc for becoming finalists of the Gordon Bell award. Award winners will be announced at SC22 where they will present Exaflop/s Biomedical Knowledge Graph Analytics.
  • Congratulations to School of CSE Associate Professor B. Aditya Prakash for receiving an NSF grant worth $1 million for research spanning 18 months. Prakash is principal investigator for the grant devoted to research in predictive intelligence for pandemic prevention.
  • Congratulations to CS Ph.D. student Haekyu Park for being named a Rising Star at EECS 2022 to be held Oct. 27 – 28 at the University of Texas at Austin. The academic career workshop is for graduate students and postdocs from historically underrepresented demographics interested in academic careers in electrical engineering, computer science, and artificial intelligence.
  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Mikhail Isaev for receiving the Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award at ModSim’22. The award recognizes researchers who showcase the most outstanding contribution to the field of computer modeling and simulation during the annual Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems and Applications.
  • Congratulations to School of CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson for being named both a Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow and a Georgia Tech Faculty Writing Scholar.
  • The College of Computing was awarded $250k via TechFee for nine NVIDIA ARM HPC DevKits, which include an ARM CPU, two A100 GPUs, and two BlueField DPUs. The proposal was written by School of CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson, Research Technologist II Will Powell, and Associate Professor Polo Chau.
  • Several School of CSE students and faculty presented papers, tutorials, and organized workshops Aug. 14 – 18 at SIGKDD 2022. Presenters included Tianfan Fu, Harshavardhan Kamarthi, Yinghao Li, Alexander Rodríguez, Zijie (Jay) Wang, Chunxing Yin, Rongzhi ZhangAssociate Professor Polo Chau, Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar, Associate Professor B. Aditya Prakash, Adjunct Professor Jimeng Sun, Professor Rich Vuduc, and Assistant Professor Chao Zhang.
  • School of CSE Assistant Professors Spencer Bryngelson and Florian Schafer completed Stanford’s Center for Turbulence Research Summer Program Aug. 13. There, they worked on fast operator recovery, a new strategy for modeling turbulent fluid flows.
  • School of CSE’s Seismic Laboratory for Imaging and Modeling (SLIM) will present four papers Aug. 28 – Sept. 1 at the International Meeting of Applied Geoscience and Energy in Houston. Studying under joint appointment Professor Felix Herrmann, presenters include Rajiv Kumar, Mathias Louboutin, Rafael Orozco, Gabrio Rizzuti, Ali Siahkoohi, Philipp Witte, Ziyi (Francis) Yin, Yijun Zhang.
  • A paper by School of CSE Ph.D. student Yusuf Ozkaya and Professor Ümit Çatalyürek has been selected as a best paper nominee at IEEE CLUSTER 2022. The winner will be announced at the conference Sept. 6 – 9 in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Congratulations to School of CSE Communications Officer I Bryant Wine for taking command of the Georgia National Guard’s 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
  • The School of CSE headlines the latest edition of The Compiler! Check it out!
  • August 22 is the first day of fall semester classes. Welcome back, everyone!
  • Keith Edwards, GVU Center Director and Professor of Interactive Computing, will speak at the first GVU Brown Bag Seminar Aug. 25 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • The College of Computing is hosting a Welcome Back Carnival and Student Organization Fair Aug. 26 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The event will include food, games, prizes, student organization booths, corporate recruiters in attendance.
  • The CORE Robotics Lab is recruiting participants for an in-person research study in human-robot interaction centered around the board game RISK. See the attached flier and signup link for more details.

August 5, 2022:

  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Alexander Rodríguez and CSE Associate Professor B. Aditya Prakash for co-authoring a paper that won the "Best Paper Award" at AI4ABM Workshop at the International Conference on Machine Learning 2022. The School of CSE team collaborated with researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Adobe Research on the project.
  • Congratulations to CSE Assistant Professor Nabil Imam for being selected as a finalist for NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program.
  • CSE Assistant Professors Spencer Bryngelson and Florian Schäfer have been attending the Stanford Center for Turbulence Research Summer Program since July 13. Scheduled to finish August 13, they have been working on fast operator recovery, a new strategy for modeling turbulent fluid flows.
  • AE-CSE Ph.D. student Johnie Sublett raised $7,000 for the Ukrainian National Guard to purchase radio equipment that recently arrived on the front lines.
  • There is a new page on the School of CSE website devoted to CSE Biweekly Roundups! Here, CSE news, accomplishments, and events can be easily found and shared.
  • July’s edition of The Analyzer and the latest edition of The Compiler published last week. Check out the last news across the School and College in case you missed it.
  • PACE is hosting a virtual Open Science Grid (OSG) orientation session Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Advance registration is required and can be found in the event link.
  • There will be a virtual training session on Kaltura Canvas Aug. 9 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Advance registration is required and can be found in the event link.
  • The School of CSE Faculty Retreat is Aug. 11 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Check your inboxes for the agenda and event details.
  • Aug. 11 is degree confirmation date for summer candidates. Congratulations to CSE students that completed their degrees this summer! A story will be published soon.
  • School of CSE faculty, students, and alumni will present seven papers at ACM SIGKDD 2022. The conference is Aug. 14-18 in Washington, DC.
  • Aug. 22 is first day of fall semester. Welcome back and have a great school year!

July 15, 2022:

  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Srinivas Eswar on his successful dissertation defense. Advised by CSE Chair Haesun Park and CSE Professor Rich Vuduc, Eswar defended Scalable Data Mining via Constrained Low-Rank Approximation. Next, Eswar will work at Argonne National Laboratory as the J.H. Wilkinson Fellow.
  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Ali Siahkoohi for his successful dissertation defense. Advised by CSE/EAS/ECE Joint Appointment Professor Felix Herrmann, Siahkoohi defended Deep Generative Models for Solving Geophysical Inverse Problems. Next, Siahkoohi will join Rice University’s department of Computational and Applied Mathematics as a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • Congratulations to CSE Assistant Professor Yunan Luo for winning a seed grant from the Molecule Maker Lab Institute! Luo’s group will use the grant to collaborate with chemists and biologists at MMLI in developing frontier AI tools for molecular design and synthesis.
  • CSE and ML Ph.D. students under CSE Assistant Professor Chao Zhang and CSE Adjunct Professor Tuo Zhao presented two papers and a poster at NACCL 2022 July 10 - 15. Students that presented at the conference include: Rui Feng, Yue Yu, Lingkai Kong, Rongzhi Zhang, Simiao Zuo, Chen Liang, Siawpeng Er, and alumnus Haoming Jiang.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Fatima Chrit presented Quantum Lattice Algorithms for Solving Partial Differential Equations at the 17th Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography July 11-15. Chrit is advised by CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson and ME Professor Alexander Alexeev.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Ziqi Zhang and CSE Assistant Professor Xiuwei Zhang developed scDART, a deep learning framework that integrates scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq data and learns cross-modalities relationships simultaneously. Their paper on scDART was published in Genome Biology.
  • Research Technologists Jeff Young and Will Powell presented Enhancing HPC Education and Workflows with Novel Computing Architectures July 11 at PEARC 2022. Young also presented Enhancing User-centric Workflows and Democratizing Access to Novel Advanced Research Computing at a Birds of a Feather session of the conference.
  • CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson co-authored a paper accepted for the August edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. The paper presents a quadrature method that reduces closure errors compared to a 4-node CHyQMOM scheme.
  • CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson presented two papers at the 34th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics June 25 – July 1. The two studies he authored can be found here and here.
  • CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson presented Fast Integration Methods for Averaging Bubble Dynamics at Sub-Grid Scales at the 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics June 19-24.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Shahrokh Shah, School of Physics Professor Flavio Fenton, and CSE Associate Professor Elizabeth Cherry have integrated a memory autoencoder into an echo state network framework that produces models for forecasting complex cardiac events. Their paper on the study was published in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.
  • CSE Ph.D. student Gaurav Verma, ML Ph.D. student Jay Wang, CSE alumnus Rohit Mujumdar, IC Associate Professor Munmun De Choudhury, and CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar presented Overcoming Language Disparity in Online Content Classification with Multimodal Learning June 8 at ICWSM 2022.
  • CSE Ph.D. students Xinhai Pan and Hechen Li, and CSE Assistant Professor Xiuwei Zhang developed TedSim (single-cell temporal dynamics simulator), which simulates cell division events from root cell to present-day cells that generates realistic gene expression and barcode data. Their paper on TedSim was published in Nucleic Acids Research
  • Incoming CSE Assistant Professor Victor Fung has created his website and is accepting students into his research group. Check out his site and share the word!
  • Hot off the press today, check out the latest edition of the College of Computing’s newsletter, The Compiler!
  • PACE is hosting an introduction to Git virtual workshop July 18 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Familiarity with Linux is a prerequisite and attendees must register before the event.
  • PACE is hosting a Python 101: Intro to Data Analysis with NumPy virtual workshop July 19 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Attendees must register before the event.
  • PACE is hosting an Applications of Machine Learning virtual workshop July 20 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Some familiarity with Python is a prerequisite and attendees must register before the event.
  • PACE’s Research Facilitation Team is offering a virtual consultation session July 21 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Zoom link is provided on the event website.
  • PACE-ICE is offering virtual info sessions for instructors July 25 and July 26, both 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Zoom link is provided on the event website.
  • July 29 is the Institute thesis deadline for Ph.D. and M.S. students.