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John Dillenburg is co-principal investigator on a $5.5 million research contract to UIC?s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for its real-time traffic information system. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin Mayank Lahiri, a PhD student in the Computational Population Biology Lab, has received the Provost's Award for his project on automatic identification of zebras from photographs, a project he has started in Kenya as a student in the Field Computational Population Biology course this semester. He will use the award to go back to Kenya to validate, fine-tune, and deploy the system where it is most needed: in the field, so the nature conservancy staff, field assistants, researchers, and scouts can use it to do their job studying and saving zebras. Three CS PhD student, Ivan Brugere (second from right), Brett Zhiyuan Chen (third from right) and Nick Green (third from left), received their '50 for the Future' awards at the 2015 celebration. Also in the picture two of the nominators, CS faculty Tanya Berger-Wolf (first from right) and Barbara Di Eugenio (second from left); and friends and family of the awardees Computer Science Department wins university?s Departmental Teaching Award Congratulations to Jillian Aurisano, a PhD student in the Electronic Visualization Lab, on receiving 2015 Chancellor?s Student Service Award The Electronic Visualization Laboratory is helping plan missions and analyse the data of the NASA funded ENDURANCE project which is using an autonomous submarine to collect data from under ice covered Lake Bonney in Antarctica.

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