CS&E Graduate Student Wins Two Best Paper Awards

Reem Ali, Best Paper SIGSPATIAL 2015
November 17, 2015

Congratulations go out to PhD student Reem Ali who was recently honored at two spatial computing events for her work on connected cars.

Her paper, "Future Connected Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities for Spatio-temporal Computing," received the second Best Vision Paper Award at the 23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015). The paper was co-authored by Professor Shashi  Shekhar, and his former student Venkata Gunturi (now an assistant professor at IIIT-Delhi, India), Professor Mohamed Mokbel, and PhD student Ahmed Eldawy from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as Professor William Northrop and PhD student Andrew Kotz from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A $750 travel grant provided by the Computing Research Association's Computing Community Consortium (CCC) was granted along with the award.

In addition, Reem's paper, "Discovering Non-compliant Window Co-Occurrence Patterns: A Summary of Results", was one of four best papers at the 14th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2015). The paper was co-authored with Professor Shashi Shekhar, Venkata Gunturi, Professor William Northrop and Andrew Kotz.

Pictured from left to right: Reem Ali, Ahmed Eldawy, Prof. Mohamed Mokbel, Prof. Michael Gertz , Prof. Matthias Renz, Dr. Jagan Sankaranarayanan

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