Backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announced a Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Program for 2020 and 2021. This program recognized the significant disruption to the academic job search caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic uncertainty and aimed to provide a career-enhancing bridge experience for new PhD graduates in computing. The CIFellows were invited to present their research during a poster session at the NITRD 30th Anniversary Symposium. Participants and their posters are below.

Name Project Title
Sara Abdali Multi-class Multi-modal Misinformation Detection with Concatenation-based Architecture and Variational Autoencoder
Rika Antonova Distributional Representations and Differentiable Learning for Deformable Objects in Robotics
Kevin Bello Faster, Better, and Simpler: Learning DAGs via a log-determinant acyclicity characterization
Prajakta Belsare Investigating Temporal Patterns of Glycemic Control around Holidays
Francisco Castro AI+Dance: Co-Designing for Culturally Sustaining AI Education with danceON
Michael Craige NME2 and MYC Pathway Drives Resistance to Enzalutamide Treatment in CRPC Patients
Yi Ding NURD: Negative-Unlabeled Learning for Online Datacenter Straggler Prediction
Matthew Drescher Real World more like Scale Free
Houda Elmimouni Robotic Telepresence to Support Remote Classroom Attendance and Interactions
Rebecca Faust Interactive Dimension Reduction with Explainable Deep Learning for Image Sorting
Adrianne Fernandes Minori Programmable Artificial Muscles for Modular Robots and Interactive Systems
Sainyam Galhotra Metam: Goal-oriented data discovery
Amir Ghasemian Restricted Randomizations to Reduce the Variance of Causal Inference Estimator in Network-based Experiments
Ben Greenman Specifications can be Wrong
Leah Horgan Reciprocity Project
Andrew Hundt Robots Enact Malignant Stereotypes
Layne Jackson Hubbard Co-Designing Child-Centered AI
Shweta Jain Putting Parameterization into Practice
Gayithri Jayathirtha Integrating Social, Critical, & Technical in a High School Computing Teacher Professional Development
Swapna Joshi Designing Socio-Culturally Sensitive Sidewalk Autonomous Delivery Robots
Ghulam Jilani Quadri Constructing Frameworks for Task-Optimized Visualizations
Anne Jonas Exploring Networks of Care and Solidarity in the Design of Virtual Schooling
Vera Khovanskaya What is the Role of Technology and Data Expertise in Supporting Worker Advocacy Movements?
Rafal Kocielnik Modern AI with Human-Centered Approach
Taisa Kushner BlockRQA: A Novel Tool for Automatic Pattern Detection Across Multivariate and Mixed-Type Time-Series Data
Zoey Liu Data-driven Evaluation for Crosslinguistic Low-resource Natural Language Processing
Samiha Marwan Subgoals’ Learning Now, and Then!
Mehran Mirramezani A Rapid and Automated Approach to the Design of Multistable Metastructures
Marziyeh Nourian Portable Programming of High-performance Data Transformation
Denis Peskoff Natural Language Processing for Social Science
Brianna Posadas Socially Responsible AI Assurance in Precision Agriculture for Farmers and Policymakers
Raghavendra Pradyumna Pothukuchi Connecting Cognitive Modeling with Quantum Systems
Lana Ramjit Scaling Clinical Computer Security for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Amrita Roy Chowdhury Eiffel: Ensuring Integrity for Federated Learning
Gourav Saha Scheduling and Learning Algorthims for Millimateter-Wave Communication
Jean Salac Moving from Equity to Justice in Computing Education for Youth
Soheil Salehi Towards Hardware and AI-assisted Security: A Defense-In-Depth Approach
Nasim Sonboli Data Minimization Could Increase Unfairness!
Abigale Stangl Safeguarding Private Visual Information
Minka Stoyanova Using Digital Media to Activate Archival Material and to Augment Urban Space
Gokul Subramanian Ravi CAFQA: Clifford Ansatz For Quantum Accuracy
David Tench GraphZeppelin: Processing Enormous, Changing Graphs
Morgan L. Turner How did Dinosaurs Walk?
Jesús Valdiviezo Describing Chemical Dynamics with Quantum Simulators
Le Xu Dirigo: Self-scaling Stateful Actors For Serverless Real-time Data Processing
Kianoosh Yousefi Surface Wind Stress Model for Turbulent Flows Above Ocean Surface Waves
Wanrong Zhang Private Sequential Hypothesis Testing for Statisticians: Privacy, Error Rates, and Sample Size
Jieyu Zhao Gender Bias in NLP
Yixue Zhao Program Analysis for Latency Optimization for Mobile Apps (PALOMA)
Tara Zimmerman Social Noise: The Influence of Observers On Social Media Information Behavior


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