Computer Science Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence

Computer Science Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
Nine Students Receive Awards

Computer Science Students
Several of the students receiving awards (from left): James Bates, Estefannie Gutierrez de la Garza, Chrysanthi Chaleva-Ntina, Binh Le and Xifeng Gao.
On April 23, the Department of Computer Science celebrated graduating computer science students at the Spring 2013 Graduation Luncheon in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library.

The luncheon honored all graduating students from the current academic year and graduates from the Summer 2012 semester. There were more than 100 graduates from the undergraduate and graduate programs this year.

The department also recognized several students for their outstanding academic achievements. Four undergraduate students received the Undergraduate Excellence Award. The award has two categories. Category I goes to majors who complete between five and 10 computer science courses while maintaining university and computer science GPAs of 3.25 and better. Category II recognizes majors who complete 10 or more courses with a GPA of 3.25 and better.

Five graduate students in our doctoral and master’s degree programs were recognized for their accomplishments in academics and research.

Undergraduate Excellence Award – Category I
Estefannie Gutierrez de la Garza
Sabah Akbani

Undergraduate Excellence Award – Category II
James Bates
Ha Vu

Best Ph.D. Student Awards
Binh Le
Advisor: Zhigang Deng

Huy Nguyen
Advisor: Rong Zheng

Best Junior Ph.D. Student Awards
Xifeng Gao
Advisor: Zhigang Deng

Yu Li
Advisor: Albert Cheng

Best Master’s Student Award
Chrysanthi Chaleva-Ntina
Advisor: Zhigang Deng