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award plaque for BHI 2013 best paper

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A team of Fordham researchers received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Brain and Health Informatics held in Maebashi, Japan on Oct. 28-30, 2013. The Best Paper Award is bestowed on the paper with the most significant contribution to the subject and field of brain and health informatics. The paper was selected from among over 400 submissions to the conference, and presented at the BHI 2013 Banquet on Oct. 29 before over 250 international scholars and researchers. The paper is published as a chapter titled “Combining two visual cognition systems using confidence radius and combinatorial fusion,” by Amy Batallones, Kilby Sanchez, Brian Mott, Cameron McMunn-Coffran and D. F. Hsu, in the book Brain and Health Informatics, LNAI (Springer, 2013).

Ms. Amy Batallones (FCLC '13), the lead author of the paper, was an intern in the Fordham Laboratory of Informatics and Data Mining (FLIDM) as a Stroz Scholar from Sept. 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. Amy is now working for Con Edison in a special leadership program. Other FLIDM members who are co-authors of the award winning paper include Mr. Kilby Sanchez (FCLC '11, GSAS '13) who is working for his family business, Mr. Brian Mott (GSAS '13) who is working for J. P. Morgan, and Mr. Cameron McMunn-Coffran (FCRH '02, GSAS '12) who is with Rockefeller University Hospital.

The research work was performed in the Fordham Laboratory of Informatics and Data Mining (FLIDM) under the direction of Dr. Frank Hsu, who is Fordham's Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science and a Professor of Computer and Information Science.

Congratulations to Amy, Kilby, Brian, and Cameron for their achievement academically and personally. Faculty and students of the Department of Computer and Information Science are proud of them and hope that they will come back to visit us and give advice to the future generation of students.


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