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Expanding Real-world Applications of Robots Through Undergraduate Research


This Q&A highlight features Abhay Zala, an Honorable Mention in the 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. Abhay finished his undergrad from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and is now pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science there.    What brought you to computing research? Through high school, I was fascinated […]

Undergrad Explores Research in Neural Differential Equations


This Q&A highlight features Winnie Xu, a Finalist in the 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. Winnie graduated from the University of Toronto and is now a Student Researcher at Facebook AI Research (Meta AI). Some of her recent work in the generative learning space includes training generalist multi-game agents, a new model inspired by fractal compression, and a probabilistic framework for composing large language model generations. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Undergrad Talks About Mentorship and Quantum Research


This Q&A highlight features Jay Zou, an Honorable Mention in the 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. Jay is a senior in a combined B.A. and M.S. program at Northwestern University. He recently finished a term at Apple and is now working as a visiting researcher at Stanford University. He will be returning to Apple this summer as a camera architecture intern, and then beginning his PhD in Applied Physics at Yale University in the fall, focusing on unconventional computing architecture and quantum nonlinear optics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.