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CS Undergrad Daniel Stubbs honored as CRA Outstanding Researcher and UMass Rising Researcher
Fri February 1, 2013
Computer Science undergrad Daniel Stubbs was selected for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award and also honored as 2013-2014 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher.
Each year the CRA, a group of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science and related fields, recognizes one male and one female student for this award, in addition to recognizing about thirty undergraduates for their research contributions as runner-ups, finalists, and honorable mentions. Daniel, this year's winner, received honorable mention last year. Assistant Professor Andrew McGregor is Daniel's advisor.
The CRA national honor recognizes Stubbs’ “exemplary record of research in theoretical computer science, specifically in algorithms for data stream processing,” the award states. Stubbs, a senior CS and mathematics major and Commonwealth Honors College student, is co-teaching a one-credit undergraduate computer science course for honors students.
The CRA award selection committee noted, “This year’s nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many of our nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. It is quite an honor to be selected as a winner.”
Stubbs said that he is very excited about this award. “It’s great to have this recognition for the work I have been doing, and the mentorship and support provided by Prof. Andrew McGregor and the UMass School of Computer Science. Hopefully this award will help me as I apply to Ph.D. programs so I can be a professor myself someday.”
(story from ResearchNEXT)
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