Bue Scores Space Shuttle Scholarship
PhD student Brian Bue received the Space Shuttle Memorial Scholarship given by Purdue University. To be eligible for this award applicants must be a full-time student on the Purdue University, West Lafayette campus with demonstrated interest in the space program. This is a memorial scholarship given in honor of the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded shortly after takeoff in 1986. After the tragedy, contributions for this memorial fund came in from student organizations, alumni, and friends.
Brian is a first year PhD student, and plans to work for NASA after he finishes his studies. His research interests include computer vision, remote sensing, knowledge-based image processing, and computational science (particularly computational geomorphology and physics). Brian was a teaching assistant for CS240 in 2004-05.
In the summer of 2004 Brian held an internship at the NASA Johnson Space Center with the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. The Lunar and Planetary Institute interns typically work at the institute for one year only, but Brian was asked to return as a visiting graduate student. This summer at the institute, he will work on integrating a hierarchical clustering algorithm and advanced visualization capabilities into their existing martian landform classification application.
Please join the CS department in congratulating Brian Bue on his achievements!