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The recipients of the Illinois Technology Foundation's "50 for the Future" 2012 award. In the first row are UIC's PhD students Anushka Anand (leftmost) and Habiba (rightmost). 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 Gamer Edward Kahler applies his talent to create interactive visualization analysis tools for Argonne National Laboratory scientists A high-resolution OptiPortal display developed in collaboration between the Electronic Visualization Laboratory and the US Geological Survey was moved to the Department of the Interior to help plan security for the 2009 Obama innauguration. Congratulations to Prof. Bing Liu, who's been named UIC Researcher of the Year! 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.
 
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