UMBC has nominated two students for the 2013 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, an annual world-wide competition hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
A UMBC awards committee selected the two students from among all dissertations in computer science and engineering at UMBC, nominated by any advisor, successfully defended in the period October 2012–September 2013. The two nominees are Matthew Anderson (Advisor: Tulay Adali) and Josiah Dykstra (Advisor: Alan T. Sherman), both in the CSEE Dept.
The winner will receive a $20,000 prize from Google and a book contract.
Anderson’s dissertation explores theory and applications of independent vector analysis, which is useful in detecting targets in images. Dykstra’s dissertation explores how to carry out a digital forensics examination for cloud computing, including technical and legal aspects.
ACM will announce the winner in early 2014. This is the first year in which UMBC has ever nominated a student for this award.
This post originally appeared in UMBC Insights.