Liu Wins American Crystallographic Association Student Presenter Award

Applied Physics PhD candidate, Chia-Hao (Timothy) Liu, from the Billinge lab, won a prestigious student presenter award at the annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association in Covington, Kentucky.

Liu received the Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award for his presentation on the interdisciplinary paper, “Exploring the symmetry encoding in atomic pair distribution functions (PDF) with convolutional neural network (CNN).” Other authors on the paper included APAM alumnus, Dr. Yunzhe Tao (‘19 Applied Math), along with Columbia Engineering faculty members Prof. Daniel J. Hsu (Computer Science), Prof. Qiang Du (Applied Math), and Prof. Simon J. L. Billinge (Materials Science & Engineering).


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