Articles from June 2022

"Automated Drumline Rhythm and Instrument Recognition:" an Independent Research Project

Monday, June 20, 2022
In May, Levin Leesemann graduated with a BS in Computer Science along with minors in Music and Mathematics. Since he is pursuing a MCS degree as part of our U2G program, he will be at IOWA this coming academic year as well. During his senior year, he endeavored to meld his tenure on Hawkeye Marching Band Drumline1 and academic domains of predilection; advised by CS Chair, Prof. Alberto Segre. The result? A paper entitled: "Automated Drumline Rhythm and Instrument Recognition"
Hussam Habib portrait

SPARTA Lab: Can proactive interventions help moderate Reddit's communities?

Friday, June 17, 2022
In this blog post, PhD student Hussam Habib (advised by Rishab Nithyanand) provides an overview of our work to understand whether dangerous online communities can be identified by their evolutionary characteristics. ______________________________________________________________ Title: “Are Proactive Interventions for Reddit Communities Feasible?” [] Authors: Hussam Habib (UIowa), Maaz Bin Musa (UIowa), Md. Fareed Zaffar (LUMS), Rishab Nithyanand (UIowa) Venue: AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2022)

Hourcade Appointed ACM Distinguished Speaker

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Juan Pablo Hourcade, Associate Professor at The University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, was recently appointed as one of ACM’s Distinguished Speakers.

Health Informatics PhD Student Receives First Award as Co-PI & more!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Eric Pahl, Health Informatics PhD student and cofounder of OmniLife, a health technology communication and collaboration platform, recently received a $250,000 SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) | National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which will support the “Transplants for Kids” project, which will use AI / machine learning algorithms to align optimal donor grafts with children awaiting liver transplants.
Rupanti Bose portrait, outside on a sunny day

CS&E Undergraduate student Rupanti Bose inspired UI to act on the importance of name pronunciation

“It was a very emotional moment for me because up until then I didn’t realize how much I actually missed hearing my name correctly. From that moment, I knew I should make an effort to introduce my identity and culture properly.” Podolefsky not only made sure to say Bose’s name correctly, but he also let all the staff and student employees in the office know about the correct pronunciation of her name.