Associate Professor and Student Win Best Paper Award

SCI PhD student Yongsu Ahn and Associate Professor Yu-Ru Lin recently won the Best Paper Award for 2020 in ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, a journal that publishes papers on research concerning the design, realization, or evaluation of interactive systems that incorporate some form of machine intelligence. Ahn and Lin's paper is titled "PolicyFlow: Interpreting Policy Diffusion in Context," which introduces a visual analytics system to analyze the diffusion of policies among states in the US. The award is granted each year for an article that demonstrates technical excellence, innovation, potential for impact on the research community, and exemplification of a binocular view of interactive intelligent systems.

Ahn is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Science and Technology at SCI. His research interests lie at the intersection of visual analytics, fair and explainable AI, and interactive machine learning. Lin's research interests include human and social dynamics and computational approaches for mining and visualizing large-scale, time-varying, heterogeneous, multi-relational, and semi-structured data.

Congratulations to Yongsu and Yu-Ru on this exciting achievement!

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