ICC Achievement Awards, April 2022

Three Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) researchers were honored with achievement awards at the opening event of the Computing[MTU] Showcase, April 4, 2022. The annual awards recognize exceptional contributions to the mission of the ICC.

Sidike Paheding

Sidike Paheding, an assistant professor in the Applied Computing department, was recognized for achievements in research in out-of-this-world deep learning and cybersecurity.

“I am extremely honored to receive the ICC Achievement Award and I am earnestly grateful for the recognition,” says Paheding. “I deeply appreciate the collaborative and supportive research environment that ICC creates for faculty across different disciplines. This accomplishment would not be achieved otherwise.”

Paheding’s areas of expertise include machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, image and video processing, hyperspectral image analysis, and remote sensing.

Kelly Steelman, department chair and associate professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, was recognized for achievements in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and mentorship and support of junior faculty.

Her research interests include basic and applied attention, models of attention, human performance in aviation, display design, tech adoption, and technology training.

Brian Yuan, assistant professor in both the Computer Science and Applied Computing departments, was recognized for achievements in research in heterogeneous architectures for collaborative machine learning.

As a junior faculty member, Brian Yuan says he has received a lot of support from ICC.

“It is an honor to be a part of the ICC, and I appreciate the recognition,” he adds. “I will continue my research on machine learning and cybersecurity to contribute to the ICC.”

Yuan’s areas of expertise include machine learning, security and privacy, and cloud computing.