Undergraduate student Robert Dyer was selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award for 2007. CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Awards program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. CRA representative mentions that "This year's nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many of our nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. It is quite an honor to be selected for Honorable Mention from this group."
Along with his colleagues Robert co-authored and presented a short poster paper entitled "Nu: Preserving Design Modularity in Object Code" at the Fourteenth ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2006) held in Portland, Oregon in November 2006. He was also a co-author of a paper that appeared previously at SPLAT 06, a workshop affiliated with Fifth International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD 2006). Recently, he was also were awarded an ACM travel fellowship to attend the Inspirations workshop at FSE 2006.
Robert will start his Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Iowa State University in Spring 2007, where he will continue to make research contributions to the ongoing projects in the Laboratory for Software Design.