November 28, 2012: CS PhD Student Marco Maggioni receives Provost award 2012 for graduate research

PHOTO CAPTION: Marco Maggioni and fellow graduate students Jillian Aurisano (UIC) and Peter Mwangi (U Nairobi) in Kenya, at the inception of the "Enhanced Field Data Collection with Automatic GPS Mapping on Android-based Tablets" project, for which Marco has received the 2012 UIC Provost's Award for Graduate Research.


Computer Science ?PhD student Marco Maggioni is one of the recipients of the 2012 UIC Provost's Award for Graduate Research. Marco has received the award to work on a research project titled "Enhanced Field Data Collection with Automatic GPS Mapping on Android-based Tablets". This work started as a class project in the latest edition of the Field Computational Ecology course (a.k.a. "Kenya" course) and is a collaboration with several other UIC, Princeton, and University of Nairobi graduate students. Marco is going to use the Provost's Award to go back to Kenya and collaborate again with field scientists, with the goal of using emerging mobile computing devices to improve the ecological data collection process.

Marco works in the Computational Population Biology Laboratory, and his PhD research focuses on GPU-based combinatorial optimization algorithms for reconstructing kinship relationship in wild populations. He is advised by Prof. Tanya Berger-Wolf and by Prof. Jie Liang (BIOE).

The Provost's Award is a Graduate College program that supports research by graduate students at UIC. This award is given two times a year on a competitive basis and provides up to 3000$ to use for research. The complete list of recipients can be found at
http://grad.uic.edu/pdfs/GC%20web_PD_FA12_Winners.pdf

Marco Maggioni's website:
http://www.cs.uic.edu/~mmaggion/











































 
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