Entries by Scott Robertson

Ty Uehara Takes First Prize at Breakthrough Innovation Challenge. Gets International Media Coverage

ICS junior and avid motorcycle rider, Ty Uehara, won first prize ($2000) at the Shidler College of Business’ Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) Breakthrough Innovation Challenge. Inspired by a friend’s near-fatal accident, Ty designed a motorcycle helmet that detects an accident, automatically calls 911, sends location information, and allows the rider to speak to […]

Nodari Sitchinava Receives Best Paper Award at ESA

Congratulations to Professor Nodari Sitchinava on a Best Paper award from the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). Peyman Afshani, Rolf Fagerberg, David Hammer, Riko Jacob, Irina Kostitsyna, Ulrich Meyer, Manuel Penschuck and Nodari Sitchinava. “Fragile Complexity of Comparison-Based Algorithms”, 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA), pages 2:1-2:19, 2019.

Peter Sadowski Wins AIJ Prominent Paper Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Peter Sadowski on winning the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) Prominent Paper Award! The award “recognizes outstanding papers published not more than seven years ago in AIJ that are exceptional in their significance and impact.” The award will be presented at the 2019 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence meeting in Macau […]

Johnson receives BOR Medal for Excellence in Teaching

ICS Professor Philip Johnson has received the 2019 Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching. This award is a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject level mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and creativity and personal values that benefit students. Johnson has initiated a higher performance learning environment he calls […]

Welcome Cheri Ebisu

The Library and Information Science Program is excited to announce the appointment of Cheri Ebisu as Program Coordinator. Cheri was previously a reference assistant at Hamilton Library. Welcome, Cheri!

Welcome Dr. Mahdi Belcaid

The ICS Department is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Mahdi Belcaid as a new Assistant Professor starting in January, 2019. Dr. Belcaid was previously Associate Director, Bioinformatics Core Assistant Researcher, at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. He is now Executive Director of the new Hawaii Data Science […]

CHI 2020 Kickoff Meeting

The Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) annual meeting will be in Hawaii in 2020! As one of ACM’s largest conferences, CHI 2020 is expected to bring 3000 attendees to the Aloha State. The kickoff meeting was held at Hilton Hawaiian Village and included a visit to the Hawaii […]

Dr. Still Hosts Mānoa Mini-Symposium on Physics of Adaptive Computation

Dr. Susanne Still organized and hosted a symposium on the Physics of Adaptive Computation, sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium. International attendees spoke on topics including: Thermodynamic constraints of of communication and interaction in coupled system Thermodynamic cost of information processing How to make a computer out of junk DNA Quantum agents who reason in […]