November 19, 2014: Two CS PhD students win UIC graduate research awards

Congratulations to Computer Science PhD students Ivan Brugere and Francesco Cafaro!

Ivan Brugere has received the 2014 Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship to continue his research on spatiotemporal social network modeling and prediction under privacy preservation. The Chancellor?s Graduate Fellowship Program supports increased multidisciplinary scholarship opportunities and exposure to varied research and creative fields for graduate and professional students. Successful applicants must show exceptional promise for future multidisciplinary research and creative activity in their fields of interest. Funding of up to $4,000 per year for up to 2 years will allow graduate or professional candidates to supplement their existing stipends. Applications will be evaluated not only on the quality of the prospective student, but also the quality of the proposed project and the involved role of the mentor. A faculty mentor will direct the project but it is expected that the student will play the major role in the writing of this application.

Francesco Cafaro has won the Graduate College Provost Deiss Award for his research on using embodied allegories to design gesture suites for embodied interaction. The Graduate College provides two programs of support for research by graduate students at UIC: the Provost's Award for Graduate Research and the W.C. and May Preble Deiss Fund for Biomedical Research. The Provost's Award is open to all graduate students currently enrolled at UIC and the Deiss Fund is for graduate students engaged in research in clinical or basic medical sciences. Students may apply on a competitive basis for awards of $1000 to $3000 to support their research. Awards are made in two competitions annually, once in Spring semester and once in Fall semester.

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