In This Issue:

map of Tar Heel Reader users

Tar Heel Reader approaches 10 million books read

An online program that helps students with disabilities learn to read independently, Tar Heel Reader is nearing the impressive milestone less than a decade after its launch.

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ISMAR 2016

UNC CS earns two awards at ISMAR 2016

Akash Bapat, Enrique Dunn, and Jan-Michael Frahm were awarded Best Paper, while Ramesh Raskar, Greg Welch, Henry Fuchs, and Deepak Bandyopadhyay earned Long-Lasting Impact awards.

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Michael K. Reiter

Reiter wins NSA's 4th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition

Professor Michael K. Reiter was recognized by the National Security Agency for the paper Nomad: Mitigating Arbitrary Cloud Side Channels via Provider-Assisted Migration, which he co-authored with Soo-Jin Moon and Vyas Sekar of Carnegie Mellon.

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Kevin Snow and Fabian Monrose

Department of Homeland Security announces plan to commercialize ZeroPoint

The security tool developed by alumnus Kevin Snow (Ph.D. '14) and Professor Fabian Monrose will become a commercial product as part of the Transition to Practice Program.

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HackNC 2016

HackNC 2016 attracts hundreds of student coders to UNC

HackNC 2016, the fourth edition of UNC's undergraduate hackathon, was a success. The winning hack was a molecular modeling project and teaching tool involving the Leap Motion controller.

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Jan-Michael Frahm

Frahm training internet to recognize images

Associate Professor Jan-Michael Frahm, head of the 3D Computer Vision Group at UNC, was profiled by The Daily Tar Heel.

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Nic Morales at the Royster Competition poster session

Morales earns $2,500 Royster Award

Graduate student Nicolas Morales received a 2016 Royster Student Scholarship Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America.

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Tanya Amert

Amert profiled by CRA Bulletin

Graduate student Tany Amert was featured in the Computing Research Association's Profiles in Computing series.

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Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

We invite you to attend these upcoming TCSDLS lectures. Each TCSDLS lecture is either hosted or broadcast live in 011 Sitterson Hall.

Michael ErnstMichael Ernst
University of Washington

Natural Language is a Programming Language

23 January 2017
Broadcast live from NCSU in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
4:00 p.m.

Jon KleinbergJon Kleinberg
Cornell University

Human Decisions and Machine Predictions

20 February 2017
Broadcast live from Duke in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
4:00 p.m.

Christos PapadimitriouChristos Papadimitriou
University of California, Berkeley

The Algorithm as a Scientific World View

6 March 2017
Broadcast live from Duke in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
4:00 p.m.

Susan AtheySusan Athey
Stanford University

Machine Learning for Policy Evaluation: Prediction,
Causal Inference, and Personalization

20 March 2017
Broadcast live from Duke in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
4:00 p.m.

Yuanyuan ZhouYuanyuan Zhou
University of California, San Diego

Title TBA

27 March 2017
Hosted in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
4:00 p.m.

Remzi Arpaci-DusseauRemzi Arpaci-Dusseau
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title TBA

3 April 2017
Broadcast live from NC State in 011 Sitterson Hall (SN011)
4:00 p.m.

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