By Brooke Coupal
When you consider of occupations that count on teamwork, does laptop science appear to thoughts?
Prof. Holly Yanco suggests it must.
“Computer science will get this lousy rap that it is a really solo career, but it is not at all,” suggests Yanco, chair of the Miner University of Laptop or computer & Data Sciences. “The improvements that we are building in laptop or computer science have to have a team.”
This sentiment was echoed all over the very first Miner College Study Symposium, in which professors introduced their get the job done to an viewers of additional than 100 school users, learners and alumni. Their jobs ranged from building robotic techniques that can help individuals who are visually impaired to synthetic intelligence security.
“The talks highlighted the variety of what our college are carrying out, but you can see a ton of connections between the projects,” Yanco suggests. “Even however we all have our have specialties, there are so lots of alternatives for collaboration.”
Yanco, who serves as the director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Middle, has had quite a few collaborators during her time as a robotics professional, one particular of whom is NERVE Middle Assoc. Director Adam Norton ’10.
“NERVE would not be NERVE devoid of Adam,” claims Yanco, who has been operating with Norton considering the fact that he came to UMass Lowell as a graphic design college student in 2006. “Our professions have developed together.”
All through the symposium, Provost Joseph Hartman, Vice Chancellor for Study & Innovation Anne Maglia and Kennedy College or university of Sciences Dean Noureddine Melikechi awarded Norton the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ 2023 Quotation for Excellent Performance. The award is specified to condition personnel for their contributions to community provider.
“I’m pretty honored to acquire this award,” claims Norton, whose time at the NERVE Center has led to new criteria