The Center for Advanced Computation at UMass Lowell celebrates 25 years
of alumnae leadership and technical excellence in engineering and science.
Megha Sunny, a 2011 Bachelor's degree candidate in
Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded the
2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
She follows CACT alumni
Maria Berezina (2008 awardee, MIT) and
David Chhan (2010 Honorable mention, MIT)
in this recognition.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the premier
research fellowship program
of the United States.
Ambika Bhatta, a Master's degree candidate has been awarded the
Professor Charlie Steele Memorial Fund Award.
The Professor Charlie Steele Memorial Fund
recognizes an outstanding graduate
student studying Computer Science, Electrical
and Computer Engineering, or Mathematics.
She follows Dr.
Jung-Rim Hyun of the Department of Computer Science, the 2003
awardee and Dr.
Miroslava Raspopovic of the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering, the
This fund honors of the contributions of Professor Charlie Steele
to the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Jimmie L. Davis Jr., a CACT alumnus, was selected as one of the
Most Distinguished HBCU Graduates
by US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Dr Davis is a
senior systems engineer for MITRE Corporation.
He received a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Morehouse College,
BS in EE and M.Sc in Mathematics from Georgia Tech and
doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from
UMASS Lowell in 2000. He was a recipient of the prestigious Bell Labs
Cooperative Research Fellowship. In addtion he was a Woody Hayes
Scholar Athelete and National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete while
Sylvia K. Isler, a CACT alumnus, was selected to receive the 2003
Francis Cabot Lowell
Young Alumnae Award. Dr. Isler was a senior software engineer at
At MathSoft, Dr. Isler developed graphics and image-processing
was a lead developer of S-PLUS, MathSoft's computational engine for
for Unix Systems. Dr. Isler joined MathSoft as a research scientist in
In 2000 she became the Vice President of Software development for
Dr. Isler also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and was a recipient
the prestigous Bell Laboratories Cooperative Research Fellowship.
Dr. Isler earned a BS in computer science for Hampton University in
a MS in computer science in 1993 from the Univerisity of Pennsylvania,
a doctorate in computer science in 1996 from the University of
Lowell. Award film clip
Network of Leaders AT&T and Lucent Technologies,
October 28, 2002 - Washington, DC
Abella receives AT&T Labs Mentor Award
Abella a Speech Software and Technology Researcher at
AT&T Labs has been selected to be the 2002 recipent of the Charles
Thompson Outstanding Mentor Award. This award is given annually
by AT&T Labs
to the employee that has demonstrated
a sustained positive impact on students
in the AT&T
and Summer Research programs.
Dr. Abella joins previous awardees Drs. Larry Greenstein, Pat Wirth,
Ken Lyons, David Johnson and Ted Eckberg in this distinction.
Dr. Abella has consistently demonstrated her dedication to mentoring
and recruiting students as future researchers throughout her career.
She was nominated for the award by Janna
Shaffer-Hamaker a Computer Science graduate student
at Mississippi State University.
APPLY FOR NSF GK-12 VIBES AND WAVES FELLOWSHIP
Available for 2013 Academic Year.
Eligibility: Full time MS/Ph.D students conducting research in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics ) disciplines; US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Contact: Email:Prof. Chandra
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Awards Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant
for Basic Science Scholars (BASS) Program (2007-2010). The National
Science Foundation has awarded
$300,000 to institute an interdisciplinary research experiences program
for undergraduate students. The BASS program integrates molecular
genetics, computer science and engineering. Participating scholars
receive academic support and intensive mentoring with the objective of
promoting their entry into, and completion of doctoral programs in
science and engineering. BASS scholars spend two consecutive years in
the program and undertake research projects under the direction of one
or more faculty mentors concomitant with their baccalaureate degree
courses. The objective is to equip students with the requisite research
skills for the successful pursuit of doctoral degrees in STEM
NSF Awards GK-12 grant to Vibes and Waves in Action Project (2008-2013).
Vibes and Waves in Action
The National Science Foundation has awarded
$2.35 million to support the training of graduate fellows in
communicating their research to diverse audiences and in particular to
high school students. This project connects researchers from the
Colleges of Engineering, Education and Arts & Sciences at the
University of Massachusetts Lowell to high-school teachers and students
in school districts of Lowell and Lawrence, MA. The project theme,
Vibes and Waves in Action, is focused on the science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) of sound and electromagnetic
vibrations and waves and their interaction with the environment. It
anchors the research topics of GK-12 fellows and provides a context for
relating core high school Physics and Mathematics curriculum to the
Thompson of the FTC Visit
Federal Trade Commission
(Sponsored by NSBE and CACT )
Gururaj Deshpande of Sycamore Visit
and Chairman of Sycamore Networks,
Founder and Chairman of Cascade Communications,
Co-Founder Coral Network Corporation. (Sponsored by CACT and College of
Dr. James E. West of Bell Labs
of the Electret Microphone,
National Academy of Engineering, Fellow ASA, Fellow IEEE, G.R. Stibitz
National Inventors Hall of Fame. (Sponsored by NSBE)
CACT is developing techniques to be
used to model acoustical environments.
These models when used in conjunction with MP3
coded audio will allow users to create realistic source imaging
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