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  Penn Senior Lucy Chai Awarded Churchill Scholarship
 
Lucy Chai, senior in the Departments of Bioengineering and Computer and Information Science, is the recipient of a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation. She is among 15 recipients of the honor, awarded annually to American students to fund a year of master's study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge's Churchill College.
 
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  Building an Autonomous Service Robot with Master's Student Alex Baucom
 
Robotics Master's student Alex Baucom keeps a running account of projects on his website. Most recently, he's been working on an autonomous service robot for a Computer and Information Science class. Thanks to an Amazon Echo and a suite of sensors, it can take direction in plain language, build maps of school buildings, and ferry messages or packages to people.
 
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  Crowdsourcing Gun Violence Research
 
Chris Callison-Burch, Aravind K. Joshi Term Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science, and graduate student Ellie Pavlick had students develop algorithms that could tell whether a news article was about a shooting incident. That effort is now a critical part of the Gun Violence Database, where anyone can help catalog reports on shootings so that public health researchers can better study the phenomenon on a national scale.
 
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  Rajeev Alur Named AAAS Fellow for 2016
  Rajeev Alur, Zisman Family Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been named one of the ten professors from Penn selected as the Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among a class of 391 members honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science of its applications. Alur was selected for fundamental contributions to logics, models and analysis techniques for real-time and hybrid systems.
 
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