Students Mentored by Data Science faculty receive GRIE Ph.D. Awards

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April 12, 2016

Rundensteiner and Li advise Ph.D. Research Award winners!

The annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange is a major show-case of research at WPI.

It's a poster competition where students compete for prizes by show-casing their research work to the community and to judges.  And competition is the operative word here. Students must sell their work and innovations to fellow students, faculty, industry guests and the judges.

This year, Data Science faculty member Yanhua Li  and Data Science Program Director Elke Rundensteiner were honored to have  their joint Phd advisee  Ermal Toto  won the first prize in the Ph.D. category for WPI.   Ermal presented his research on "Predicting the Pulse of a City: Crowd Flow."

In addition, Ph.D. student Xiao Qin, an advisee of Professor Rundensteiner, won the  third prize for  "Temporal Rule Analytics" also in the same Arts & Sciences category.

Congratulations all!