most significant bits
newsletter of uw computer science & engineering
volume 22, number 1, spring 2012
university of washington
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DawgBytes: A Taste of CSE Chair’s message New CSE Faculty Carlos Guestrin & Emily Fox Jeff Heer & Daniela Rosner Awards ’12 Alumni Achievement award ’12 Diamond Awards Cooper wins ACM dissertation award Borg scholars ’12 UW Presidential medalist ’12 UW Freshman medalist Goldwater Scholar News CSE cyber defense team repeats Tom Lehmann: top crew athlete Datagrams Events UW CSE returns to the Bay Area Inspirational Teachers
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Editor: Kay Beck-Benton.
Contributors: Ed Lazowska, Hank Levy, Sandy Marvinney, Hélène Martin.
Photo credits: Bruce Hemingway, Hélène Martin.

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CSE returns to the Bay Area

UW CSE will be in the Bay Area on June 28th. Here is a chance to reconnect with other CSE alums and friends in the Bay Area and with faculty members Ed Lazowska, Gaetano Borriello, Luis Ceze, and Dan Grossman. Join us for an evening of exploration, conversation, beverages and appetizers at the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
(Thursday is NightLife at the museum. Guests must be 21+.)

RSVP is required! Please respond by June 14th to Kay Beck-Benton, kbeck at Parking instructions will be sent to registered guests.

CSE Celebrates Inspirational Teachers

Each of us looks back on a small number of particularly inspirational K-12 or community college teachers who gave us a sense of academic purpose and direction. Each year, the department invites our students to nominate these teachers for recognition. We then host the teachers, their partners, and the students who nominated them at a dinner. Congratulations (and our thanks!) to the 2011-12 UW CSE Inspirational Teachers— and to all of the K-12 and community college teachers who inspire their students and send them on to UW CSE! 2011-12 UW CSE Inspirational Teachers may be viewed here:
UW CSE Inspirational Teachers Dinner, held May 10th,
in the Microsoft Atrium of the Paul G. Allen Center for
Computer Science & Engineering.
Ed Lazowska recognizes David Pevovar, as UW CSE “top dawg”
inspirational teacher. David, a teacher who has been nominated every
year by his students, is retiring at the end of this year
from Central Kitsap High School.
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