Archives—November 2013

PhD Candidate Jun Ma Awarded Finishing Fellowship

Computer Science PhD candidate Jun Ma has been awarded a Finishing Fellowship by Michigan Tech’s Graduate School. The evaluation of candidates is based on their research, publication, and contribution to the mission of Michigan Tech. Competition for these awards is always strong and only a few students are awarded each semester. Jun Ma is the first PhD student in the CS department to receive this award. The fellowship awarded to him provides full support (stipend plus 9-credits tuition) for Spring 2014 semester.

Jun Ma is advised by Drs. Ching-Kuang Shene and Chaoli Wang. He passed his candidacy exam in Spring 2013 and is expected to graduate by Spring 2014. His dissertation title is “Analysis and Visualization of Flow Fields using Information-theoretic Techniques and Graph-based Representations.”

Citizen Science

“8 Apps That Turn Citizens into Scientists”

The following article appeared in Scientific American, and discusses the development of Citizen Science mobile apps by faculty members Alex Meyer (Environmental/Civil Figure) and Robert Pastel (Computer Science). Supported by a grant from National Science Foundation, this interdisciplinary project includes students from Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Scientific and Technical Communication, and Social Sciences.