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March 10, 2021

Hui Guo Named Winner of The Carla Savage Award for PhD Students

Congratulations to Hui Guo, a PhD student advised by Dr. Munindar Singh, on being named the winner of “The Carla Savage Award” in the PhD student category.


In their text nominating him for this award, Guo's fellow students were effusive in their praise: “He has served as an excellent sounding board for anyone who is stuck in their thinking..." "He provides students constructive criticism on their presentations and drafts, testing out and challenging their hidden assumptions, and offering suggestions on how they should refine their problems and perform their evaluations…"  "Hui unhesitatingly spends time and effort teaching others about techniques and technologies that improve the quality of their work and their productivity. Many a time, he has selflessly marked up datasets for other students to help them evaluate their preliminary ideas before launching a full study. More than once, he has developed software and worked on manuscripts, contributing on par with others but opting to be a second author to let them have a more prominent position…”


Guo received his Master's degree of Science in Computer Science in 2012 from East Carolina University and two Bachelor's degrees in Automation Engineering and Economics in 2009 from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Guo’s research interests include natural language processing, data and text mining, multiagent systems, and social computing. He has worked as a research assistant supported by NSA Science of Security Lablet, conducting research related to software security, requirement engineering, and HIPAA compliance of software systems. He has published numerous research papers in both Intelligence and Software Engineering at top-tiered venues such as ICSE, AAMAS, IJCAI, the EMSE journal, and IEEE Internet Computing.  He also won the Computer Science Department’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Award in 2017 and Outstanding Research Award in 2020. 


A new intra-departmental initiative, The Carla Savage Awards were created by representatives in the Computer Science Department to recognize outstanding achievement and special people within the department, in the spirit of the incomparable department icon Dr. Carla Savage.


Each month nominations for The Carla Savage Awards will focus on one of the following groups:  PhD Students, Administrative Staff, Research Professors, Teaching Professors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors.  The Savage Awards committee is made up of representatives from the faculty, staff and graduate students.  The names of nominators for the awards are kept private, but the nomination text will be public so voters can access this information when voting.  Voting is open to everyone in the NC State Computer Science Department.  Two awards will be given each month, with a maximum of 14 winners (one person cannot win more than once every six months).  No awards will be given in January, June, July, August or December. 


For a complete list of winners, please click here.



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