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Graduate student Claire Chow selected as Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholar

Author: Stephanie Healey

First year applied and computational mathematics and statistics graduate student Claire Chow was recently selected as a Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholar. The program is a one-year scholarship program intended to increase the number of women pursuing Ph.D degrees.

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Student Spotlight: Estefan Ortiz, Computer Science and Engineering

Author: Mary Hendriksen

— Using smartphones to track eye movement and facial features… — A national ID program based on iris images… — Iris scans used to track children exiting a school bus… While these scenarios may seem like science fiction to some, they are actual feats of identification in our world today. All are possible thanks to advances in the field of biometrics — the field in which Notre Dame Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student Estefan Ortiz spends his days — and, frequently, his nights.

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