Benjamin Van Doren, a CALS student who learned to program as a freshman in CS1110 Spring 2013, helped create the dataset for a paper he co-authored that won Best Paper Award at the Computational Sustainability track at AAAI 2013. The paper title was, "Approximate Bayesian Inference for Reconstructing Velocities of Migrating Birds from Weather Radar".Van Doren has been a bird lover since third grade and was a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Also, the first author on the paper, Dan Sheldon, received his PhD from the Cornell CS Department, and the track was co-chaired by Carla Gomes. Click Here