Congratulations to Yaoyao Xu, Yuan Wang, Ning Leng and Yuan Li for awards garnered for their work at the current meetings of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society. Ning Leng won one of five poster awards for her work on EBSeq-HMM: An Empirical Bayes Hidden Markov Model for Ordered RNA-seq Experiments co-authored with Yuan Li under the direction of Professor Christina Kendziorski.
Congratulations to graduate student Lee McDaniel who has been chosen as a finalist for the Society for Clinical Trials' 2014 Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship. Lee was awarded funding to present his paper Sample Size Under the Additive Hazards Model at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials, May 18-21 in Philadelphia, PA, where the winner will be chosen. The Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship is in honor of Tom Chalmers, an American physician who lived until 1995.
Congratulations to UW Computer Science and BMI faculty member Jude Shavlik and his students Anjali Narayan-Chen and Liqi Xu (TeamWisc) for winning 3rd prize in the Angry Birds Artificial Intelligence Competition. Contestants created AI software that learned to play the angry birds game. TeamWisc placed 3rd out of 19 teams from around the world. They were the only team to represent the United States. The software is written in Java using the Google Chrome version of Angry Birds.
BMI student Jeremy Weiss won an award for the best plenary presentation at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) 2013 Informatics Training Conference at the University of Utah in June. The NLM supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in biomedical informatics at 20 educational institutions throughout the United States. The annual conference bring these trainees together to showcase their work and to meet their peers. Jeremy is an MD/PhD student working with BMI Professor David Page.
2013 Student Award Winners
BMI student Jeremy Weiss (advisor, David Page) won a best plenary presentation award at the National Library of Medicine 2013 Informatics Training Conference for his talk entitled "Multiplicative-Forest Continuous-Time Disease Prediction from EHRs".
2012 Student Award Winners
Ning Leng, PhD student advised by Christina Kendziorsi, was selected as one of ten students to represent UW-Madison in the HHMI competition.