CS PhD student Danna Gurari, CS MA student Seule Ki Kim, CS Professor Margrit Betke, and their coauthors won a Best Paper Award for their paper “SAGE: An Approach and Implementation Empowering Quick and Reliable Quantitative Analysis of Segmentation Quality” at the IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) in Clearwater, Florida, in January 2013. This was one of two awards selected among 161 submitted and 75 accepted papers at WACV. Read more.
Margrit Betke has been elected to Senior Member of the IEEE in October 2013. The recognition is bestowed upon members with at least 10 years of professional experience, at least five years of significant research performance in terms of technical contribution and professional leadership, and endorsement by at least three IEEE Fellows or Senior Members. The IEEE reserves Senior Member status for only 8 percent of its approximately 400,000 members.
Margrit Betke has been elected to Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2013. As part of its recognition of excellence, the ACM honors those whose contributions to the computing field have helped make the world better in countless ways. The Senior Member status recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers. The ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society with over 100,000 members. Each year, only about 100 ACM members are awarded Senior Membership.
Inquiring Minds: Tracking Bats
Interdisciplinary research could help design unmanned military planes
Although he plants himself for hours in a computer lab, Gordon Towne is not your stereotypical geek. He’s a triathlete who also races with the BU cycling team. In other tests of endurance, he travels to far away places in record heat to study one of evolution’s outdoor marvels.
Towne (CAS’12, GRS’12) trekked to the Texas hill country west of Austin with Thomas Kunz, the College of Arts & Sciences biologist whose career studying bats earned him the nickname Bat Man. In an unusually blistering season even by Lone Star standards, they drove with other researchers to three bat caves and planted three cameras at strategic points near each entrance.