Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Former TRUST REU Student Wins Silver Award in ACM Research Competition for Undergrads

Luther Martin, a NERSC Student Assistant via the UC Berkeley TRUST-REU program, won the silver award in the ACM Student Research Competition for undergraduates for his poster on Optimization Strategies for Materials Science Applications on CORI: An Intel Knights Landing, Many Integrated Core Architecture.” The competition provides support to help undergraduates experience the research world and gain recognition from ACM and the greater computing community. Martin, who currently attends Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, spent the summer interning at NERSC. He was one of 25 students selected to present their posters at SC15 out of 64 submissions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Former TRUST REU Student to Participate in FTC conference on Privacy and Technology

Ibrahim Altaweel, a participant in the TRUST Center’s 2014REU program, has been selected to present research at PrivacyCon, a conference organized by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. Altaweel worked with Berkeley Professor Nathan Good at the School of Information to develop his research, which provided an update to ongoing work to “web privacy census.” The census measures online tracking and provides a framework for policymakers to advocate for more privacy rights for consumers.

Altaweel will be one of just 20 researchers presenting at the event.