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Major Opportunity Spotlight: David Hinote

Featured in the Summer 2012 issue of UHD Magazine.

By: Mary Ann Cozza

David Hinote is a UHD student making waves in the computer science industry. Hinote was part of a UHD student team that tied for first place in an international computer science competition, i2b2, which included teams from Microsoft and Toyota.

Remarkably, Hinote didn't always work in computer science. For eight years, he was an auto mechanic, working with engines rather than computer programs. Now, Hinote's work could aid physicians to more quickly diagnose and treat patients with help from evaluating machines.

"Doctors have piles and piles of documents to read," Hinote said. "Wouldn't it be great if doctors could have a machine assess the documents and to provide meaningful information? A doctor could pose a question and have a computer answer, based on the documents it analyzed."

In addition to attending school and competing internationally, Hinote works in the UHD Artificial Intelligence Laboratory with the help of a stipend funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates.

Listen to David give an account of his time at UHD here.