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Four Lab Students Win Awards at 2014 CS Dept Banquet

Andre Esakia wins Best GTA Award
Lauren Bradel wins 2nd Place Best Research Poster Award
Ji Wang recognized for winning Yelp Grand Challenge Award
Alex Endert recognized for winning IEEE VGTC Best Dissertation Award (and wins the award for winning the most awards!)

Congrats Andre, Lauren, Ji, Alex!

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Andre Esakia wins CS Outstanding GTA of the Year Award

Congratulations to Andre for his efforts in leading the creation and teaching of Mobile Software Development course.

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Alex Endert wins IEEE VGTC Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to lab alumnus Alex!

Alex Endert was awarded the first annual IEEE VGTC Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award was presented at the IEEE VIS Conference in October 2013. Alex completed his dissertation in Computer Science at Virginia Tech in August 2012, under advisor Chris North. His dissertation is entitled "Semantic Interaction for Visual Analytics: Inferring Analytical Reasoning for Model Steering". Alex also won the Best Dissertation Award in the Department of Computer Science.

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VIS 2013

Lab students and alumni to present two papers at IEEE VAST 2013 in Atlanta in October:

Semantics of Directly Manipulating Spatializations
Xinran Hu, Lauren Bradel, Dipayan Maiti, Leanna House, Chris North, Scotland Leman

The Impact of Physical Navigation on Spatial Organization for Sensemaking
Christopher Andrews, Chris North

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Ji Wang wins Yelp Data Challenge Grand Prize!

Student Ji Wang was awarded the Grand Prize award for the Yelp Data Challenge, based on his MS thesis work on spatially organized word clouds for context in customer reviews.

Details here:
http://www.eng.vt.edu/news/computer-science-team-wins-challenge-improve-...

http://www.yelp.com/dataset_challenge/

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Congratulations Graduates!

Alex Endert (PhD), Kevin Logan (MS), Ji Wang (MS) receive degrees in December graduation ceremony.

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VisWeek 2012

PhD Alumni Christopher Andrews and Alex Endert present papers at VAST 2012 on the topics of Analyst Workspace and Semantic Interaction.
http://visweek.org/year/2012/info/call-participation/welcome

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