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Andrew Barto
A second edition of the widely used textbook, “Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction” by College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) professor emeritus Andrew Barto and alumnus Richard S. Sutton was released this month by MIT Press, which describes reinforcement learning as...
Katherine Boyer, left, and Sunghoon Lee
Katherine Boyer, associate professor of kinesiology, and assistant professor Sunghoon “Ivan” Lee of the College of Information and Computing Sciences recently received a National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer Award to support their collaboration in...
Britt Rusert
Britt Rusert, associate professor of Afro-American studies, has earned an honorable mention from the Modern Language Association in the annual MLA Prize for a First Book competition. Rusert was honored for her book “Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture,...
Julie Bliss Mullen
Environmental engineering doctoral student Julie Bliss Mullen, co-founder/CEO of Aclarity LLC, has been named to the Forbes “30 under 30 in Science” list for 2019. Based on research that Mullen did while pursuing her Ph.D., startup Aclarity produces a “plug and play” device...
Andrew McCallum, left, and Akshay Krishnamurthy
Computer science researchers Andrew McCallum and Akshay Krishnamurthy have received a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundationto study new ways to use machine learning and algorithms for automatically grouping massive numbers of objects based on similarities, also known as...
Ramesh Sitaraman
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology, has elevated computer science professor Ramesh Sitaraman to the honorary position of fellow for his “contributions to content delivery, internet...
Majorie Aelion
Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to conduct research in Australia, Greece and Mexico. She will spend a minimum of two months in each country to pursue research collaborations on the potential associations of...
Kinesiology department award winners
Four graduate students from the department of kinesiology received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held Nov. 8-9 in Providence, Rhode Island. Doctoral student Christine St. Laurent received two awards...
Tenzin Dawa Thargay
Tenzin Dawa Thargay, a 2018 graduate and the student commencement speaker, has been awarded a 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. The fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue...
Carolina Aragón
Carolina Aragón, assistant professor of landscape architecture, and her students have created a temporary art installation that shows projected flood levels on the East Boston Greenway. “FutureWATERS | AGUASfuturas” is on the greenway between Marginal Street and the Sumner...

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