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ECE PhD student Wins ACM Student Research Competition

October 27, 2016

ECE PhD student, Setareh Ariafar (co advised by Professors Jennifer Dy and Dana Brooks), won First Place in the ACM Student Research Competition Graduate Level Finals at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (over 15000 attendees) presenting her work on "Network-SVM: Support Vector Machine for Network Data".

Poster Abstract: Many real-world applications produce data with relational information represented as networks. In such applications, one problem of interest is the classification of samples in this network. We propose a novel SVM designed for classifying network data, Network-SVM which takes into account both the features describing each sample and the full network structure among samples.