An ongoing list of summer 2023 accolades and research awards received by Baskin Engineering faculty, students, and staff.
Shiva Abbaszadeh, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Eszter Boros, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, have received $50,000 in funding through the Scialog: Advancing BioImaging initiative for their project: PETinIVIS: A Modular PET Insert to Enable Simultaneous Acquisition of Optical and PET Imaging Data in Small Animals. This is Abbaszadeh’s second award from this initiative.
Vahid Ganjalizadeh, an electrical and computer engineering class of 2023 Ph.D. graduate, won the 2023 Darrell and Elaine Long Prize in Experimental Engineering, which is given to one Ph.D. candidate per academic year for producing the best Ph.D. dissertation in experimental engineering.
Lindsey Kuper, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, and graduate students Gan Shen and Shun Kashiwa received the ICFP 2023 Distinguished Paper Award for their publication, “HasChor: Functional Choreographic Programming for All (Functional Pearl).
UC Santa Cruz Team Athena placed second in the Scientific Innovation category of the Amazon Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge. They will receive $50,000 for their work in advancing the field of conversational AI through a deeper study of the fundamentals of open dialogue conversations.
UC Santa Cruz Team Sage has advanced to the finals of the Amazon Alexa Prize Taskbot Challenge, a university competition that tasks teams to build multimodal conversational agents that assist customers in completing tasks requiring multiple steps.
SlugLoop, an innovative real-time bus tracking app developed by a team of four Baskin Engineering students, has been selected into the top 10 of the Google Solution Challenge, an annual competition that invites thousands of students from around the world to develop Google-based technical solutions that support one or more of the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals.