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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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CS’s Terzi Wins NSF Early Career Award

February 27th, 2013

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Evimaria Terzi has won an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her research and teaching efforts in data mining, in particular her project titled “On the identification of collections with complex objectives.” The models and methods produced by this research will provide new direction in the areas of recommendation systems, with applications to social-network sites (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), online recommendation systems (e.g., Amazon, Netflix, etc.) and daily-deal sites (e.g., Groupon, LivingSocial, etc.).

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