Some recent GIGL research has been in the news lately. Among others, CBC,New Scientist, and Threatpost have run stories about the paper "Towards Narrative Authentication", by Anil Somayaji, David Mould, and Carson Brown. The paper proposes authentication through shared stories as an alternative to shared passwords, since stories are memorable and passwords are not. It was presented at the New Paradigms for Security Workshop last September.
Congratulations to Gail Carmichael, who won the Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award! Gail is on leave from her PhD and is working as an Instructor for the School of Computer Science. This SCS news item has more details about the award.
Lab member Chujia Wei completed her Masters this fall. Her image stylization project was on a Coordinated Particle System that is "capable of tracing out features and details with parallel lines changing directions and thicknesses automatically." Chujia is currently consulting for the Science of Imagination Lab in Carleton's Institute of Cognitive Science.
Welcome to our three newest students Ehren Choy, Greg Twentyman, and Jiayu Li. Ehren is interested in image processing, Greg in computer graphics and games, and Jiayu in computer graphics. All three are Masters students supervised by David Mould.
Congratulations to Gail Carmichael, who is one of two winners of the SCS TA Award of Excellence!
This award is in recognition of excellence in supporting undergraduate students with their learning experience during the fall/winter 2011-12 terms. The selection committee reviewed all nominations and made a final decision based on the following criteria: teaching skills, quality of communication, inspiration, quality of grading and feedback and other qualities demonstrating commitment to teaching or grading.