CS Undergrad Daniel Stubbs honored as CRA Outstanding Researcher and UMass Rising Researcher
Fri December 20, 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 CRA 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.
(story from ResearchNEXT)
"Dan is an exceptional researcher who is already making significant contributions in theoretical computer science,” says Stubbs’ advisor, Andrew McGregor.
Undergraduate research does not go unnoticed at UMass Amherst. The Rising Researcher Award was launched last year as a way to bring to the forefront outstanding young researchers—undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership and impact in their chosen area of study. Stubbs is one of four students selected this fall to receive this honor.
Daniel Stubbs ’14, a Computer Science major and Commonwealth Honors College student, is working on big data problems. His research focuses on the design and analysis of “data stream” algorithms that allow massive amounts of data to be processed quickly and efficiently. Over the last two years he has been working on multiple problems and has yielded new results with algorithms summarizing streams of numerical data, estimating the “earth-mover distance” used to measure how geometric data changes over time, and analyzing graphs and networks where links decay over time. Stubbs explains that the streaming of algorithms is critically important to the future of technology, which is what inspired him to get involved at a young age.
"Dan is an exceptional researcher who is already making significant contributions in theoretical computer science,” says Stubbs’ advisor, Andrew McGregor. “His uncanny knack of finding the right approach to a problem and his impressive mathematical skills have already led to two publications at international conferences, and I'm confident that more are on the way.”
Stubbs will be honored along with the other Rising Researchers during a reception with Chancellor Subbaswamy in the spring.
Full Rising Researcher story at: https://www.umass.edu/researchnext/rise