Lav Gupta, a computer science doctoral student in the lab of Raj Jain, the Barbara and Jerome Cox Professor of Computer Science, won a best-paper award at the IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference Jan. 9-11 in Las Vegas. The paper, co-written by Gupta, Mohammed Samaka, Raj Jain, Aiman Erbad, Deval Bhamare and Chris Metz, was titled "COLAP: A Predictive Framework for Service Function Chain Placement in a Multi-cloud Environment," and received the award in the Cloud Computing and Data Center Systems category.

Yixin Chen, professor of computer science & engineering, is a co-principal investigator with Michael Avidan, MBBCh, professor of anesthesiology and of cardiothoracic surgery at the School of Medicine, on a two-year, $589,998 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop, validate and assess machine-learning, forecasting algorithms that predict adverse outcomes for individual patients.