Congratulations?

Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Gabriel Parent, whose "research focus is human-computer interaction through spoken dialog systems," can add "PhD Challenge"-winner to his list of accolades. And, according to Don Troop at The Chronicle of Higher Education's Tweed blog, his academic adviser apparently can, too.

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