Best Paper Awards

Byron SpiceTuesday, August 17, 2010

Two students advised by Carlos Guestrin, associate professor of machine learning and computer science, recently received awards at two top research conferences. Anton Chechetka, a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute, received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics 2010 for his paper, "Focused Belief Propagation for Query-Specific Inference." Dafna Shahaf, a Ph.D. student in computer science, received the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining for her paper, "Connecting the Dots Between News Articles."

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