Good Luck to the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalists!-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Good Luck to the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalists!-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Good Luck to the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalists!

Two Carnegie Mellon University teams have been selected to be among the 32 finalists for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QinF). QinF received 109 applications from twelve participating US schools. Of the 32 finalist teams selected, only eight will be chosen as winners after the Finals, and will receive a $100,000 Fellowship per team.

Congratulations to Heng-Tze Cheng and Feng-Tso Sun, for their entry, “Representing and Recognizing Unseen User Context Using Semantic Audio Words for Mobile Applications.” Their research focuses on User Experience, and their advisor is Dr. Martin Griss.

Congratulations to Le Nguyen and Pang Wu, for their entry, “Structure Motion Modeling for Probabilistic Indoor Positioning.” Their research focuses on the Internet of Things, and their advisor is Dr. Joy Ying Zhang.

Le Nguyen, 1st year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, says of his research, “People spend the majority of their time indoors, yet there still lacks a practical method to track people and objects in indoor environments. Our goal is to build a cost-effective, scalable and accurate indoor positioning system that can be easily deployed in places such as hospitals, airports, or shopping malls. As a topic within the Internet of Things, this area of research is growing due to the rapid rise of mobile devices. We’re very excited to be among the finalists and hope our presentation will persuade the judges on the high potential of our research.”

Northern California finals will be held at Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

We wish our students the best of luck!

(from left to right: Heng-Tze Cheng, Feng-Tso Sun, Dr. Martin Griss, Le Nguyen, Pang Wu, Dr. Joy Ying Zhang)