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Two CSE professors awarded The Lumley Engineering Research Award

Spyros Blanas

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 614-292-6381

Huan Sun

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 614-688-1078

The Lumley Engineering Research Awards are presented to a select group of outstanding researchers in the College of Engineering who have shown exceptional ability and success in pursuing research of a fundamental or applied nature. This year two of the awardees are members of the Computer Science and Engineering department.

Prof. Spyros Blanas, an assistant professor in CSE since 2014: Prof. Blanas's: research interest is in high-performance database systems. He is particularly interested in understanding and optimizing the interaction between the database kernel and the underlying hardware. Prof. Blanas's current research goal is to build a data management system for high-end computing facilities. In recent years, Prof. Blanas has received a Google Faculty Research Award and an IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award.

Prof. Huan Sun, an assistant professor in CSE since the fall of 2016: Prof. Sun's research interests lie in data mining, and machine learning with emphasis on text mining and understanding, network analysis, and human behavior understanding. In particular, her research projects focus on: (1) Machine intelligent question answering (QA) based on various sources, such as knowledge bases, texts, and tables; (2) Human collaborative QA: expert behavior understanding and expertise mining; (3) Knowledge discovery from texts and networks. Prof. Sun is also a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and Google faculty award.

Congratulations to Prof. Huan Sun and Prof. Spyros Blanas on this honor.