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Sheikh, Black Win Honda Grants
July 12, 2010

Yaser Sheikh, assistant research professor in the Robotics Institute, and Alan Black, associate professor in the Language Technologies Institute, are among five winners nationwide of 2010 Honda Initiation Grants.

Honda R&D Americas and Honda Research Institute US, Inc., presented $50,000 grants to each of the winners in the competitive program at the HIG 2010 Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, July 8. Chosen from among 260 applicants across a diverse range of disciplines, Sheikh received funding for his project, Dynamic Visual SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping): Reconstructing Dynamic Environments from Mobile Cameras, while Black received funding for his project on Conversational Speech Synthesis. Other winners hailed from Georgia Tech, University of Houston and Duke University.

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