Queen's is delighted to announce that Queen's School of Computing undergraduate student Laura Bartha (4th year, Biomedical Computing) has been selected by the Computing Research Association as a recipient of a 2011 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, for her work on thermal ablation in percutaneous surgery, under the supervision of Gabor Fichtinger.
Laura's win is all the more impressive when one notes that the top 17 award recipients come from Princeton, Harvard, Rice, Tufts, Virginia Tech, Yale, Queen's, Vanderbilt, Rochester, Minnesota, Texas A&M, William and Mary, Berkeley, San Diego, and Brown.
An excerpt from the citation reads:
"This year's nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many of our nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. It is quite an honor to be selected a Finalist from this group. On behalf of the Computing Research Association, we are pleased to have you as a member of the computing research community, and wish you the best for the future."
Congratulations Laura, Queen's is very proud of you!