Prof. David Inouye wins CRISP Center’s Rising Star Award
David Inouye, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, has won the Rising Star award from Purdue’s Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes (CRISP). CRISP has a program for recognizing outstanding technical contributions by faculty at two levels of seniority. The first award, called "Outstanding Star," is for senior Associate and Full Professors and the second, called "Rising Star," is for Assistant and junior Associate Professors.
For the competition, nominees submit a two-page vision statement and two-page bio. Inouye was recognized for his submission "Improving resilience of AI systems via explanation." Four panelists evaluated the submitted nominations based on four criteria: alignment with one of the three thrusts of CRISP, originality of vision, feasibility of vision, and track record.
Of Inouye’s submission, one panelist noted: “The winner's work is moving us towards a deeper understanding of modern deep models by explaining them and then determining distribution shift in the data. There is evidence and promise that this work is fundamental for both developing and deploying resilient machine learning systems.”
Tiark Rompf, the Kevin C. and Susanne L. Kahn New Frontiers Associate Professor of computer science, won in the Outstanding Star category. His submission was entitled “"Generative programming for cyber resilience."
CRISP is a center of Purdue’s College of Engineering. It was established in 2017 to seek the foundational design principles that underlie resilient systems. The center involves faculty members in leadership roles from multiple engineering departments, including director Saurabh Bagchi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. The three focus areas, or thrusts, of CRISP are cyberinfrastructure, cyber physical systems, and large-scale built structures.