Rumeng LI attends AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium at Washington, D.C.

In early November, I went to attend AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 2017 Annual Symposium at Washington D.C. The conference is about informatics for improving health and making better healthcare decisions, basically in five domains of informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. I went to present my paper of using natural language processing method for data mining in Electronic Health Records. I am very happy that people showed interest on my work and asked me questions, and I also got valuable insights from them for future work.... [Read More]

Tiffany Liu attends summer school program on Cognitive Architectures at CITEC, Germany

As my summer of 2017 came to a close, I had the fortune of attending a week-long summer school program on Cognitive Architectures at Universität Bielefeld Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) in Germany. Days were filled with keynote talks on cognitive architectures geared towards applications in robotics from senior researchers who are well-known in their research areas. In the afternoon, we split into subgroups where each group was assigned a robotic platform and a task to... [Read More]

Sandhya Subramanian presents her paper at ICAPS 2017, held at CMU

In past years, CSWomen has held lunch series, technical workshops, mentoring programs and provided travel grants to help women of CICS UMass Amherst, present themselves at various global fronts. Sandhya Subramanian has written a wonderful essay on her experiences at ICAPS this year, which we have reproduced in detail below. In June 2017, I had the opportunity to present my paper at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) 2017. The paper titled “Optimizing Electric Vehicle Charging Through Determinization” was a joint work with Prof. Shlomo Zilberstein and Prof. Prashant Shenoy, and was based on my synthesis project.... [Read More]