BIGDatA REU Program @ NMSU CS
The CS Department is excited to announce its first summer Research Experiences for Undergrads in Big Data Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems (BIG DatA)!
This BIGDatA REU program provides funded learning and research opportunities to undergraduates to pursue future academic and career goals in Computing, especially in big data analytics for cyber-physical systems.
Funding for the 10-week opportunity includes:
- $5,000 stipend
- housing and meals
- roundtrip airfare to Las Cruces, NM
- Creation of long-term partnerships among students.
- Enrichment through training workshops that develop research skills and prepare for graduate school.
- Visit companies and labs (Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Labs, White Sands Missile Range-Army Research Lab).
- Present research at conferences.
Congratulations on the “Robust Intelligence” NSF Grant, Dr. Yeoh!
The National Science Foundation’s “Robust Intelligence” (RI) program advances and integrates the research traditions of artificial intelligence, computer vision, human language research, robotics, machine learning, computational neuroscience, cognitive science, and related areas.
Dr. William Yeoh is the honorable researcher, author, and recipient of Award #1550662, “CAREER: Decentralized Constraint-Based Optimization for Multi-Agent Planning and Coordination.”
There is a growing need for optimization methods to support decentralized decision-making in complex multi-agent systems including target tracking in sensor networks, mission planning of unmanned autonomous vehicles, coordination of rescue robots in disaster scenarios, and scheduling of intelligent devices in smart homes within smart grids.
This class of problems is particularly challenging to solve due to a combination of the following requirements: There is a high degree of uncertainty that must be taken into account during planning; the planning process must be done in a decentralized fashion; and the resulting plan must be executed in a decentralized way as well.
The objective of this project is to respond to the crucial challenge of developing an integrated approach that captures all these requirements within a single framework in order to improve the scope and applicability of multi-agent techniques in real-world applications.
Sincerest congratulations, Dr. Yeoh!
iCREDITS Leadership Team to Host EPSCoR Working Group
The Leadership Team will host a workshop to bring together an Interdisciplinary Innovation Working Group (I-IWG) of researchers from NM higher education institutions and national laboratories to analyze intelligent decision-making within SG and SB energy systems. The NM-WGSGSB will collaboratively analyze and evaluate the important ideas and theories behind energy delivery, demand response, communication, security, negotiation, and data mining within SG and SB. This investigation will establish a collaborative response for the application and integration of SG and SB in our state.
Saturday, April 30, NMSU Albuquerque Center, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
CS Adventures! Summer Camp is Accepting Applications
CS Adventures! June 6 – 17
This day camp will be held in Science Hall on the NMSU campus from 10:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday, June 6 – 17, 2016. Smart Grid technologies curriculum will include project builds using Raspberry Pi’s and Arduinos, as well as Computational Thinking (CT) projects designed to integrate CT concepts and applications. The camp will host 30 high school students, and include lunch, materials and supplies, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.). This camp is for participants rising into 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Applications will be available on February 22 via http://bit.ly/CSAdventures16.
DR. YEOH NAMED AMONG TOP EMERGING AI RESEARCHERS
William Yeoh, a New Mexico State University assistant professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to IEEE Intelligent Systems’ 2015 list of “AI’s 10 to Watch,” which acknowledges 10 outstanding researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
The list features young scientists from all over the world, who have completed their doctoral work in the past five years and have made notable contributions to AI research. IEEE Intelligent Systems publishes the list every two years. Yeoh is featured in the magazine’s January-February 2016 issue.
“I am tremendously honored to be selected to be part of the 2015 cohort,” Yeoh said. “It is very humbling to be included together with all the other outstanding researchers.”