Fifth Annual CISE Graduate Student Research Award: Science & Engineering Research Symposium 2008


The Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) held their Fifth Annual Poster Awards event at Science and Engineering Research Symposium 2008. All students working with CISE affiliated faculty were eligible. CISE Award Winner Quan Yuan

Congratulations to CISE First Prize ($500) Award winner Quan Yuan and CISE Honorable Mention ($100) winners Minyi Zhong and Boyan Yordanov.

Quan Yuan (pictured here) won the CISE Award for his poster entitled “Multiplicative Kernels: Object Detection, Segmentation and Pose Estimation.” Quan is a graduate student in the Computer Science Department advised by Professor Stan Sclaroff.

Minyi Zhong of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department earned his honorable mention for his poster entitled “Distributed Coverage Control in Sensor Network Environments with Polygonal Obstacles.”  He is advised by Professor Christos Cassandras

Boyan Yordanov of the Biomedical Engineering Department was awarded an honorable mention for his poster entitled “Formal Analysis and Parameter Synthesis for Piece Affine Systems.” He is advised by Assistant Professor Calin Belta.

Entries were judged on research quality (depth and development of research ideas, and novelty and broad impact of the work), presentation quality, and the extent of student ownership in the research.

The 2008 CISE judges are:

  • Calin Belta, Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Manfacturing Engineering
  • Thomas Little, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow, Honeywell International

All students whose advisors are CISE affiliated were eligible.