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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford.

2023

October

  • Harsh Anand attended the INFORMS 2023 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, and presented his research work on the topic “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hurricane Evacuation Orders by Leveraging Large-Scale Human Mobility Patterns” in the session “Response and Recovery to Disasters and Disruptions.” He was also the session chair for this session. Harsh also covered the plenary talk on “Harnessing the Data Revolution in Supply Chains” which can be found here.
  • Harsh Anand received the Olsen Graduate Fellowship (Endowed Fellowship) from the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

September

  • Prof. Alemazkoor received a grant from NSF CHEST center to study risk analysis using multi-fidelity information.
  • Prof. Alemazkoor received a grant from Commonwealth Cyber Initiative to develop novel Graph Neural Network  tailored for smart civil infrastructure systems.
  • Prof. Alemazkoor received a grant from Virginia Department of Transportation to use big connected vehicle data for safety analysis.
  • Congratulations to Harsh Anand for defending his Ph.D. proposal.
  • Congratulations to Mehdi Taghizadeh for passing his qualification exams and becoming a Ph.D. candidate.

August

  • Zanko Zandsalimi joined the lab as a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.
  • Md Abul Hasnat joined the group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Systems and Information Engineering Department. Congratulations, Hasnat!

May

  • Prof. Alemazkoor received the Harold S. Morton. Jr. Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Harsh Anand received the Outstanding Graduate Service Award from the Department of Systems and Information Engineering.

April

  • Prof. Alemazkoor is appointed as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Machine Learning for Modeling and Computing.
  • Emily Chang, an undergrad student in Computer Science supervised by Prof. Alemazkoor won the Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship – congrats to Emily! 🙂
  • Harsh Anand received the Pete Cone Memorial Scholarship from the Raven Society.

March

  • Harsh Anand attended the 2023 57th IEEE Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems at Johns Hopkins University, MD. He presented his research on the topic “Perspicuity of Evacuation Behavior in Communities During Hurricanes Using Large-Scale Mobility Patterns and Communal Characteristics.” The manuscript is published in the IEEE Xplore.

February

  • Mehdi Taghizadeh presented his work on “Multi-fidelity Physics Informed Generative Adversarial Network for Solving Partial Differential Equation” at the Graduate Research Poster Symposium, University of Virginia.

2022

December

October

  • Harsh Anand attended the INFORMS 2022 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, and presented his research work on the topic “Evacuation Order Effectiveness And Community Behavior: Enabling Strategic Data-driven Decision Making Through Big Data” in the session “Machine Learning Applications and Data-centric AI.” He was also the third-time winner of the Freestyle O.R. Supreme Case Competition, after competing with graduate students from all top universities.
  • Kamiar Khayambashi presented his work on the topic “Assuring Trust in CHEST Devices with Near-optimal Data Collection and Distributed Sensors” at the Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST) Fall Annual Meeting.
  • Harsh Anand presented his work on the topic “Enabling Causal Study of Evacuation Orders Effectiveness through Big Data” at the 2022 Environmental Futures Forum at the University of Virginia. https://environment.virginia.edu/event/,,/2022-environmental-futures-forum
  • Congratulations to Harsh Anand for being selected to be part of the Raven Society. Raven Society is the oldest and the most prestigious honorary society at the University of Virginia.

September

  • Harsh Anand gave a 2-minute flash talk on the topic “Enabling Causal Study of Evacuation Orders Effectiveness through Big Data” at the 2022 Fall Link Lab Flash Talk Session and received the Link Lab Flash Talk Award.

July

  • The CASS group conducted a one-hour workshop for 30 rising 7th and 8th graders through the Starr Hill Pathways Program. We introduced the enthusiastic kids to the basic probability concepts and played some fun numerical games. Loved it! 😀

June

  • Kamiar Khayambashi joined the lab as a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

May

  • Congratulations to Harsh Anand for passing his qualification exams and becoming a Ph.D. candidate.

January

  • Mehdi Taghizadeh joined the lab as a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

2021

May

  • Harsh Anand joined the lab as a Ph.D. student in the Systems and Information Engineering department.