Congratulations to Professor Huzefa Rangwala and Professor Amarda Shehu who have both been chosen as one of three Mason faculty to receive the 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award.
he CS Department's Distinguished Lecture Series for 2014-2015 for presents four distinguished researchers in computer science: David Blei (Columbia), Peter Stone (U Texas Austin), Ricardo Bianchini (Rutgers), and Wu-chun Feng (Virginia Tech).
See the Lecture Series page for full information about the talks this year.
CS PhD student Christopher Vo, who is also the President of the DC Area Drone User's Group, spoke on WAU's Kojo Nnamdi Show about the present and future of drone technology.
RoboCup humanoid league group picture. GMU robots shown in the red box.
GMU successfully completed its "personal challenge task" at RoboCup: to teach its team how to play collective soccer from scratch during the preparation time at the competition venue, rather than program it. This makes GMU quite different from other teams at RoboCup. Fast Company has written an article on the GMU team, complete with pictures. GMU won two games and lost two, and advanced to the final 16 in the Kid-Size Humanoid League.
GMU is entering a humanoid soccer team to RoboCup in Brazil. GMU's team is unusual in that its soccer behaviors aren't hard-coded, but are trained, on the spot, at the RoboCup competition by the students through demonstrations on the soccer field. The resulting trained robots are then entered into the competition.
AP Story on RoboCup, including GMU's entry.