• Daniel Lowd Portrait

    Assistant Professor Daniel Lowd was recently awarded an NSF EAGER grant, which will fund preliminary research on using machine learning in adversarial settings, such as spam filtering and malware detection. The goal is to better understand how attackers can evade machine learning systems and make these systems more robust to such attacks.

    For example, spammers add and remove words from... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Daniel Lowd Portrait

    Assistant Professor Daniel Lowd co-organized two workshops at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML'14), which was held in Beijing in June, 2014. The first was on "Learning, Security, and Privacy", which explored the interaction between machine learning and computer security and privacy. The second workshop was on "Learning Tractable Probabilistic Models", which focused on... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Michel Kinsy portrait

    Dr. Michel A. Kinsy joined the Computer and Information Science Department in August, 2014. Michel received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013. His doctoral work is one of the first to develop algorithms and computer hardware techniques to emulate and control large-scale power systems at the microsecond... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Antony Hornof Portrait

    Associate Professor Anthony Hornof was recently invited to the editorial board of the leading ACM journal on human-computer interaction, entitled ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.

    The mission statement of this organization is "...to be the premier archival journal in the multidisciplinary field of human-computer interaction. Since its first issue in March 1994, it... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • "Three UO students are among five finalists in the Entrepreneur of 2014 competition put on by Entrepreneur magazine."

    "The three are the brains behind Fourth Wall, a business concept that uses a software application to match actors to auditions. The idea was drawn up by computer science and math student Sahil Diwan with help from business major Anthony Rondinella and computer science... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Yunfeng Zhang portrait

    Sixth-Year Ph.D. Student Yunfeng Zhang received a Best Paper Award at CHI 2014, the leading conference on human-computer interaction research, for his paper entitled “Understanding multitasking through strategy exploration and individualized cognitive modeling.” Yunfeng was first author on the paper, which he wrote with his Ph.D. advisor, Anthony... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Gurdeep Singh Pall portrait

    Gurdeep Singh Pall takes the reins of Microsoft's Skype division

    UO alumnus Gurdeep Singh Pall (pictured) says this future is closer than you think.

    Pall, MS '89 (computer and information science), a longtime Microsoft executive, was recently named corporate vice president for the Skype division. In his previous role he was guiding various aspects of the Bing search engine. Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Daniel Lowd Portrait

    The title of his winning proposal was "Learning Tractable Graphical Models with Latent Variables." Funds from this award will be used to support his ongoing work with Pedram Rooshenas on designing new learning algorithms that guarantee efficient and accurate reasoning in the learned models.

    Google assigns faculty research awards biannually based on a competitive proposal process. In the... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Jun Li Portrait

    An interdisciplinary team led by CIS Prof. Jun Li has been awarded the 2014 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) award, sponsored by the Office of Research, Innovation & Graduate Education (RIGE) of the University of Oregon. The team includes Colin Koopman (Philosophy), Xintao Wu (UNC Charlotte), Eric Priest (Law), Zhibin Yang (Business), Kevin Butler (CIS), and Dejing Dou (CIS... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Antony Hornof Portrait

    CIS Associate Professor Anthony Hornof will receive two Best Paper Awards at CHI 2014, the leading international conference on human-computer interaction (HCI) research, which will be held in April in Toronto, Canada. The two papers are both on the topic of computational cognitive modeling, which is the study of building and evaluating computer... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017

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