CS Students Selected for CRA Honorable Mention
CS undergraduate students John Bohlmann and Sam Kerr have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2011. This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.
Bohlmann is a senior in Computer Science with minors in Economics and Entrepreneurship. His research interests are in computer graphics and augmented reality. He was awarded the MacArthur Young Innovator award in 2009 for founding an Internet skills startup, encouraging citizenship in high school institutions. During the Spring 2010 semester, Bohlmann was invited to present a poster created for the Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium at the College of Science Dean's Leadership Council. He was also named Computer Science Outstanding Junior in Purdue's Department of Computer Science for the 2009-2010 academic year. Bohlmann is currently working on a project with Professor Whittinghill on a physically-based lighting model in ray tracing engines.
Kerr is currently a senior in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology, and is in the BS/MS program. His research interests are in information security, cryptography, and embedded systems. Kerr received honorable mention from the CRA in 2009, as well as receiving the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Effort award from the Department of Computer Science. He obtained an assistantship with Lockheed Martin Cyber Security in 2010, and has authored and co-authored multiple papers which were accepted to various conferences. Kerr has been working with Professor Elisa Bertino on research since freshman year, and is currently working on a project involving secure operating systems.
Congratulations to John and Sam!