Computer Science majors Garrett Beatty (Class of 2019) and Ethan Kochis (Class of 2020) attended the International Conference of Semantic Computing in Laguna Hills, California last week. The conference, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), unites researchers in the field of semantic computing for a series of workshops, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and paper presentations.
“Attending the ICSC conference was a great way to meet new people and learn more about exciting research topics in the fields of virtual reality, semantic computing, and machine learning,” Garrett said. “My favorite part was presenting the poster with Ethan and receiving feedback from other experts in the field.”
Garrett and Ethan co-authored a research paper with their CS faculty mentor, Dr. Michael Bloodgood, who also attended the conference. Their presentation was titled “Impact of Batch Size on Stopping Active Learning for Text Classification”.
“Presenting at the IEEE ICSC conference allowed me to discuss our research findings with others in similar fields,” Ethan shared. “I enjoyed listening to the other paper presentations and keynotes and learning about advances others have made in virtual reality, computer vision, and bot detection.
For more information on ICSC 2018, see the conference website.