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Professor and Department Head
June 25, 2014:
MSU SE Design Team Wins Freescale Innovation Award
MSU won first place for the Freescale Innovation Award as a result of the Software Engineering Senior Design teams, mentored by Dr. Byron Williams, work supporting the MSU team on the EcoCAR center stack modifications and mobile apps. When presenting the award the Freescale program officer mentioned the production level design of the GUI, its fit and finish, and was impressed by the mobile apps (see YouTube video here). You can also watch a video of the award here). The presentation can be found at minute 18:44.
June 25, 2014:
Bethel Awarded NSF Grant
The project, entitled "CHS: Medium: The Use of Robots as Intermediaries to Gather Sensitive Information from Children," under the direction of Cindy L. Bethel in collaboration with David C. May, Deborah K. Eakin, Melinda W. Pilkinton has been awarded as a NSF Medium grant through the CISE IIS Division of NSF under the Cyber-Human Systems Division. The award period of for four years starting July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018.
Cindy L. Bethel, is the PI on this project and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director of the Social, Therapeutic, and Robotic Systems (STaRS) Lab. Her collaborators on the project are: Deborah K. Eakin, Associate Professor and the Director of the Memory and Metamemory (M & M) Lab in the Department of Psychology, David C. May, Associate Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program in the Department of Sociology , and Melinda W. Pilkinton, Associate Professor and Director of the Social Work Program in the Department of Sociology.
June 12, 2014:
CSE Paper Accepted at ARMS-CC Workshop
The following paper: "An Interaction Balance Based Approach for an Autonomic Performance Management in a Cloud Computing Environment", by Rajat Mehrotra, Srishti Srivastava, Ioana Banicescu, and Sherif Abdelwahed,
has been accepted as FULL PAPER for presentation at ARMS-CC Workshop on Adaptive Resource Management and Scheduling for Cloud Computing (ARMS-CC-2014), held in conjunction with PODC 2014, Paris, France, on July 15th, 2014. The paper will be published by Springer.
Rajat Mehrotra is a postdoctoral associate at University of Virginia and a recent Ph.D. graduate from the ECE department at MSU Srishti Srivastava is a Ph.D. candidate in our CSE department at MSU and is working with Prof. Banicescu. Ioana Banicescu is a professor in the CSE department at MSU, and Sherif Abdelwahed is an associate professor in the ECE department at MSU.