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Xiang Zhang won Honorable Mention in the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award competition

Xiang ZhangXiang Zhang, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, won Honorable Mention in the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award competition for his Ph.D. dissertation, Efficient Algorithms for Detecting Genetic Interactions in Genome-Wide Association Study.  Xiang received his recognition at the 18th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD),  in Beijing last week.  SIGKDD is the premier organization related to data mining and data science and analytics. The chair of the committee wrote "your work impressed the selection committee and the standing as finalist, among a number of very strong candidates, represents a great accomplishment. Receiving this recognition will serve as a strong endorsement of your contributions to the KDD community." 

Prof. Xiang started at Case in August 2011 and also has just received an NSF award as PI entitled Mining Local Correlations in Extremely High-Dimensional Data: Models, Algorithms, and Applications http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1218036

W8EDU places first in the 2012 ARRL Sweepstakes (CW mode) Great Lakes Division!

W8EDUCongratulations to W8EDU, the amateur station of Case Western Reserve University, which took 1st place in the Great Lakes Division (High Power and Multi-operator) for the Amateur Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Sweepstakes contest (CW operating mode - using morse code exclusively for transmitting and receiving information). Jim Galm, W8WTS, EECS alum, past president of the club, and the license trustee, was the primary operator for the contest.

The goal in the annual ARRL Sweepstakes contest is to exchange contact information with as many U.S. and Canadian stations as possible in six operating amateur radio bands.

The W8EDU station sits on the roof of Glennan Building and is hosted by the EECS department.  It was first licensed in 1948 and is a USG organization. For more information about the club contact Kristina Collins (KD8OXT): kvc2@case.edu.

Prof. Garcia-Sanz wins the 2012 John S. Diekhoff Award for contributions to the education and development of graduate students

Mario Garcia-Sanz, the inaugural Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor in Energy Innovation, is the winner of the 2012 John S. Diekhoff Award. Prof. Sanz is also the director of the Control and Energy Systems center. His research bridges the gap between fundamental and applied research in advanced control and systems engineering and he clearly has made a signficant and lasting impact on his students as evidenced by this award. This is a sincere tribute to Mario as this entire process, from nomination to interview to selection, is conducted by graduate students.

EECS Graduate Student Named 2012 Keithley Graduate Fellow for Advancing Research in Nanoscale Devices and Electronic Measurements

Tina He AwardKeithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, has named Tina He as the recipient of the first annual Keithley Graduate Fellowship Award.  Ms. He, a Case Western Reserve University (Case) Ph.D. student, was chosen for this award for her graduate research work with Professor Philip Feng in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case, on developing novel nanoscale devices and circuits with potential applications to advanced test and measurement.

The research and experiments Ms. He and Dr. Feng are pursuing involves developing very high speed nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) devices and arrays, NEMS logic building blocks, and circuits. Their experimental research includes nanodevice fabrication and low-noise electronic measurement, and will be reinforced by novel designs and modeling. 

Informatics symposium to focus on application, impact of IT on health research

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) and the Institute for Health Informatics and Comparative Effectiveness Research will cohost “Informatics: Driving Discovery, Improving Health (IDD 2012)” April 6.

The aim of this symposium is to enlighten and update the clinical research community and other interested regional informaticians about the current research and health informatics tools being used for clinical and translational research data management.