+ Dec 2021 DAIR members among NIH NICHD 2021 Challenge winners

The team consisting of Hunter College and Columbia University researchers won one of the seven prizes of the NIH NICHD Decoding Maternal Morbidity Challenge. DAIR Lab members from Hunter College, CUNY Adam Catto (M.S., 2022), Daniel Mallia (M.S., 2022), Alisa Leshchenko (B.S., 2023) participated under the guidance of Professor Raja. Our team’s submission “On Predicting and Understanding Preeclampsia: A Machine Learning Approach” presented a novel methodology and analysis for identifying patients with high-risk of preeclampsia early in pregnancy.

+ Nov 2021 Alisa Leshchenko selected for MIT’s QMW 2022

DAIR Member Alisa Leshchenko selected to attend MIT’s annual winter Quantitative Methods Workshop 2022! Congratulations Alisa!

+Open Research Assistant Positions

The Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR) Lab has open Ph.D. research positions starting in Fall 2022. Students, with a strong background in mathematics and computer science, who are interested in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are encouraged to apply. Email Prof. Raja with your cv, personal statement and copy of your transcript with a note about your interest in working in the lab.

More information including the application to the Ph.D. program can be found here: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Computer-Science/Program

+ Sep 2021 DAIR transportation research team publishes paper at EWGT 21

Paper titled “Multiagent Meta-level Control for Adaptive Traffic Systems: A Case Study“ co-authored by DAIR undergraduate students Yaroslava Shynkar* and Marin Marinov*, Prof. Raja and collaborator Prof. Bazzan was presented at the 24th Euro Working Group on Transportation Meeting, Alveiro, Portugal, September 2021.

+ Sep 2021 Anita Raja chairs TAPIA 21 Workshop on undergraduate research

The workshop titled “How to Engage in AI Research as an Undergraduate?” is targeted to undergraduate students to expose them to research and get them engaged in research at their own University or in a Summer research program.

+ Aug 2021: DAIR member Anton Goretsky joins University of Maryland CS Ph.D. program!

Congratuiations Anton and wish you success!

+ June 2021 Masters student Daniel Mallia and undergrad Jack Kruse join DAIR lab. Welcome!

+ Summer 2021: DAIR Lab members Anton, Marin, Nigel, Yaroslava, Owen and Ajani graduate! Congratulations and Best Wishes!

+ Spring 2021 Ph.D. student Arezoo Bybordi and CUNY undergrad Alisa Leschenko join DAIR lab

+ Paper on Software Engineering methods for Machine Learning systems to appear in ICSE 2021

Yiming Tang, Raffi Khatchadourian, Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Rhia Singh*, Ajani Stewart*, and Anita Raja. An empirical study of refactorings and technical debt in Machine Learning systems. In International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE ’21. ACM/IEEE, May 2021. (138/602; 23% acceptance rate). To appear.

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