CS Students Selected for CRA Honorable Mention
CS undergraduate students Brian Burg and Robert Gevers have been selected for Honorable Mentions in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award. The CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.
Burg is a junior in the Computer Science Honors and Mathematics programs. He is also pursuing a minor in Japanese. Burg is currently studying abroad at Tohoku University, Japan, where he is taking Computer Science courses in Japanese. His research interests include programming languages, compilers, and software engineering. Currently he is involved with the /Thorn/ programming language project, a collaboration between researchers at both IBM T.J. Watson and Purdue University. He is also involved with research projects at Tohoku University as a member of the Kobayashi-Sumii Laboratory.
Gevers is a senior in the Computer Science program with a minor in Philosophy. He was awarded the Best Abstract Award at the 2008 Purdue Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. Gevers' work also formed the basis of one course project for the CS190 course as part of the Science Education in Computational Thinking research project. Gevers' research interests are in machine learning and computation biology, in particular in development of algorithms and software for analysis of large-scale biomolecular networks. He is currently working on embedding biomolecular networks into low dimensional euclidean space to analyze clustering, and implementing a concurrency system for the R programming language.
Congratulations to Brian and Robert!