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VTCS news imageNaren Ramakrishnan featured in ASEE December issue of PRISM - 04 January 2013

Naren Ramakrishnan's research featured in the cover story on data analytics in the ASEE December issue of Prism.

 

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VTCS news imageAditya Prakash and co-authors win Best Paper Award at 21st ACM CIKM - 03 December 2012

Aditya Prakash, assistant professor of computer science, and his co-authors won the Best Paper Award at the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.

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VTCS news imageMadhav Marathe named IEEE Fellow - 26 November 2012

In late 2012, Madhav Marathe, deputy director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory and professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, of Blacksburg, Va., was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.

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VTCS news imageDanfeng Yao wins best paper award at ICNP - 21 November 2012

Dr. Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, assistant professor of computer science and her collaborators at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Michigan State University won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) 2012, held in Austin, Texas earlier in November.

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VTCS news imageEarly Fall 2012 Research Awards - 21 November 2012

Congratulations to CS Faculty who were awarded research funding in the early part of the fall 2012 semester from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US Department of the Army.

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VTCS news imageSteve Edwards is the CIDER Teacher of the Week - 04 November 2012

Steve Edwards is the CIDER (Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research) teacher of the week.  The goal of the Teacher of the Week program is to recognize effective, engaged, and dynamic teachers. You can view the Teacher of the Week on the main CIDER web page.

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VTCS news imageTM Murali, PhD students Ahsanur Rahman and Chris Poirel, and David Badger win best paper award - 17 October 2012

TM Murali, PhD students Ahsanur Rahman (first author) and Chris Poirel, and group member David Badger won the Best Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine 2012.

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VTCS news imageWu Feng and colleagues at Iowa State and Stanford investigate genome data - 04 October 2012

Wu Feng and co-PIs Srinivas Aluru (Iowa State) and Kunie Olukutun (Stanford) were awarded an NSF-NIH Big Data grant entitled "Genomes Galore: Core Techniques, Libraries, and Domain-Specific Languages for High-Throughput DNA Sequencing."

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VTCS news imageFeng and Sandu awarded grant for hardware/software co-design project - 27 September 2012

Dr. Wu Feng, PI, Dr. Adrian Sandu, co-PI, and co-PIs at Virginia Tech Eric de Sturler (Math), Chris Roy (AOE), Danesh Tafti (ME) and co-PIs at NC State Jack Edwards (ME), Hong Luo (ME), and Frank Mueller (CS) were awarded funding from the AFSOR Basic Research Initiative program.

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VTCS news imageDeborah Tatar co-PI for REU "Hands-on, Minds-on: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Society Violence" - 24 September 2012

Dr. Deborah Tatar, along with colleagues in the Undergraduate Research Institute, Communication, Human Development, and Psychology, were awarded a $365,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for this REU.

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VTCS news imageCS students and faculty give lectures at VT's Imagination Camp - 28 August 2012

Danfeng Yao, assistant professor of computer science, PhD students Xiaokui Shu and Hussain Almohri, and undergraduate Laurel Schaefer gave lectures to middle school students attending the 2012 Imagination Summer Camp.

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VTCS news imageSummer Research Awards - 21 August 2012

Congratulations to CS Faculty who were awarded research funding in the summer of 2012 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

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VTCS news imageEli Tilevich seeks to improve portability of mobile device applications - 21 August 2012

Dr. Eli Tilevich, associate professor of computer science, recently received an award from the Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) for his work on mobile device applications. 

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VTCS news imageAditya Prakash joins CS faculty in January 2013 - 21 August 2012

B. Aditya Prakash will also be joining our faculty in January 2013 as an assistant professor.

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VTCS news imageSanmay Das joins CS faculty in August 2012 - 21 August 2012

Sanmay earned his PhD degree in Computer Science at MIT in 2006, having graduated from Harvard in 2001. He was a postdoc in the Dept of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD during 2006-2007.

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VTCS news imageSpring and early Summer 2012 Research Awards - 27 July 2012

Congratulations to CS Faculty who were awarded research funding in the spring and early summer from ACM SIGSCE/SEC, Burroughs Wellcome, Compugreen, the NSF, and the Virginia Tech Provost. 

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VTCS news imageSteve Edwards named W.S. "Pete" White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education - 28 June 2012

Dr. Steve Edwards, associate professor of computer science, was recently appointed as the W.S. "Pete" White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education.

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VTCS news imageScott McCrickard awarded NCWIT REU Faculty Recognition Award - 03 June 2012

Dr. Scott McCrickard, associate professor of computer science, was recently awarded an NCWIT REU Faculty Recognition Award.

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VTCS news imageResearchers study new ways to forecast critical societal events - 09 May 2012

University and industry scientists are determining how to forecast significant societal events, ranging from violent protests to nationwide credit-rate crashes, by analyzing the billions of pieces of information in the ocean of public communications, such as tweets, web queries, oil prices, and daily stock market activity.

 

 

 

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VTCS news imageCS Faculty Receive Dean's Awards for Excellence - 01 May 2012

Drs. Doug Bowman, Danfeng Yao, and TM Murali, each received a Dean's Award at the annual College of Engineering faculty reception.

 

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VTCS news imagePaper named one of the best 20 papers in the history of ACM HPDC - 30 April 2012

Dr. Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science, Heshan Lin, research scientist, and Mark Gardner of information technology authored “MOON: MapReduce on Opportunistic Environments,” which was named one of the top 20 papers in the 20 year history of the ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing.

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VTCS news imageDr. Francis Quek receives 2012 XCaliber Award - 23 April 2012

Francis Quek, professor of computer science, was awarded a 2012 XCaliber Award for excellence as an individual involved in teaching with technology.

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VTCS news imageKirk Cameron's MiserWare Offers Free Product to Measure Carbon Footprint - 20 April 2012

Dr. Kirk Cameron, associate professor of computer science and Chief Execute Officer of MiserWare, was recently recognized in the media for creating Granola Enterprise 5 that will help individuals and industry measure their carbon footprint. 

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VTCS news imageGraduate Student Ashwin Aji Selected for NVIDIA Fellowship - 13 April 2012

Ashwin Aji, PhD candidate in computer science, was recently awarded an NVIDIA Fellowship.  The NVIDIA Fellowships are highly competitive, with only 12 awarded this year.

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VTCS news image3D Interaction Group wins 1st place award for third year in a row at IEEE 3DUI Symposium - 12 April 2012

Members of the 3D Interaction Group, including several graduate students and faculty advisor, Dr. Doug Bowman, associate professor of computer science, took first place for a third consecutive year at the 2012 IEEE 3DUI Symposium in Costa Mesa, California.  The team also won the "People's Choice" award, which was voted on by conference attendees.

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