The Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research supports graduate students in the broad area of human-computer intelligent interaction, including research in computer vision, image compression and processing, pattern recognition, multimodal signal processing, human perception and performance, and artificial intelligence at the Beckman Institute.
The Huang Fund, which supports the award, was established by Image Formation and Processing Group alumni James J. Kuch (M.S. ECE 1994) and Chang Wen Chen (Ph.D. 1992). Professor Thomas Huang has advised over 100 students during his career, which has spanned five decades and three major research universities (MIT, Purdue, and UIUC). He is a founder of the Image Formation and Processing group and served as a long-term co-chair of the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction research theme.
The Huang Award is $3,500; we expect to select one to two awardees annually.
In order to be eligible for the Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research, the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
- Be a current graduate student in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Be enrolled in a degree program (M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.)
- Have a research advisor who is a faculty member at the Beckman Institute and whose research area is in human-computer intelligent interaction as described above.
A faculty committee will evaluate nominations and recommend two awardees to the director of the Beckman Institute. Awards will be announced on April 7, 2017.