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VTCS news imageDr. Ed Fox starts new project with VTX, part of GlobalWeb Corp in Brazil - 05 April 2012

Dr. Ed Fox working in conjunction with CS Professor Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan and Dr. Rex Hartson, professor emeritus in computer science, will be working on human computer interaction and machine learning activities as part of the project, entitled "Organizing Crawled Web Data for Brazilian Customers."

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VTCS news imageNaren Ramakrishnan named Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering - 29 March 2012

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently named Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan the Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering. 

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VTCS news imageWu Feng receives Turner Fellowship - 29 March 2012

Dr. Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science, was recently awarded a Turner Fellowship.  The award was approved at the recent Board of Visitors' meeting.

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VTCS news imageNew supercomputer, HokieSpeed, makes its debut - 23 February 2012

Dr. Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science, is the primary architect of Virginia Tech's newest supercomputer.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT participating in Sit With Me: NCWIT campaign to increase women in computing - 23 February 2012

The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) has created a new campaign, entitled "Sit With Me," to encourage more young women to pursue careers in computing.  As a member of NCWIT's Pacesetter's group, CS@VT was encouraged to participate.

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VTCS news imageInstitute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology director's research wins international award - 23 February 2012

Dr. Ben Knapp, professor of computer science and director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology received the best presentation award at the 2011 International Computer Music Conference.

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VTCS news imageVirginia Tech researchers win Digging into Data Challenge - 22 February 2012

Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan, professor and associate department head, and a group of faculty and graduate researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Toronto were recently awarded funding through the "Digging into Data Challenge."

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VTCS news imageElena Nadolinski, CS student, invited to White House - 06 January 2012

Elena Nadolinski, a first year student in Computer Science, was one of six young women invited to the White House in December 2011 to discuss recruiting and retaining female students in the STEM fields.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT and AWC well represented at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - 30 November 2011

The Association for Women in Computing at Virginia Tech (AWC) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech made a huge impact at this year’s national Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

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VTCS news imageCS PhD student Hari Pyla - Winner of the John Vlissides Award at OOPSLA 2011 - 30 November 2011

Hari won this award at the premier conference in object-oriented (OO)  programming languages & systems.  This award is named for IBM-er John Vlissides, a co-author of the famous Patterns book for "best practices" OO programming.

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VTCS news imageRegional Women in Computing Conference a Huge Success - 07 November 2011

On Friday, October 14, 2011, seven Virginia Tech student members of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) drove to the Tennessee Celebration of Women in Computing, a regional conference located in Pikeville, Tennessee.

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VTCS news imageHSI Symposium Best Poster Award - 28 October 2011

A group of Computer Science graduate students recently won the award for the best student poster at the 2011 Human Systems Integration Symposium, held Oct. 25-27 in Vienna, Virginia, and sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers.

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VTCS news imageComputer scientists at Virginia Tech focus on increasing female enrollment - 24 October 2011

As a founding member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Pacesetters program, Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering is striving to increase the number of women in its curriculum.  “Our enrollment of women in our graduate program is actually higher than the national average, but we are still working on our percentage of female undergraduates,” said Barbara Ryder, professor of computer science and the department head.

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VTCS news imageComputer Science student finalist for top college journalism award - 10 October 2011

"The Associated Collegiate Press has named the Collegiate Times and two of its staffers as finalists for three of its top honors."

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VTCS news imageFall 2011 CSRC Career Fair - 30 September 2011

On Monday, September 12, the Computer Science Resources Consortium had its fall luncheon and Career Fair.   This fall's career fair was the largest since the dot.com boom, with 64 companies attending.

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VTCS news imageDrs. Joe Gabbard and Jerzy Nowak - VT's Smart Farm - 15 September 2011

Dr. Joe Gabbard (PhD '08 and VBI facuulty member) and Dr. Jerzy Nowak (Horticulture) discuss the Catawba Sustainability Center 'Smart Farm.'

Their work was also featured on a recent newscast from WDBJ.  Click here for more.

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VTCS news imageGreen500 List makes the Front Page of the VT News - 13 July 2011

"The newly released Green500 List shows a continuing rapid improvement in environmentally friendly supercomputers around the world, according to Wu Feng, list founder and Virginia Tech associate professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering."

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VTCS news imageDr. Naren Ramakrishnan Selected to Attend CRA's CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute - 30 June 2011

Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan has been selected to attend the CRA's CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute in November in Washington.

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VTCS news imageC.T. Lu Elected Vice Chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL - 13 June 2011

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VTCS news imageCS Senior Participates in Linux Orchestra World Tour - 02 June 2011

Andrew Street, a graduating CS senior, was unable to attend his college commencement ceremony because he was on a world tour with the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra!

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VTCS news imageCS Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa - 18 May 2011

On Friday, May 13, Virginia Tech's Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa held its Spring 2011 initation ceremony in McBryde 100. 

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VTCS news image2010-2011 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Inductions - 11 May 2011

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) held its 55th induction ceremony.   UPE inducted thirty-one new members to their VT chapter during the 2010/2011 academic year.

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VTCS news imageCS Senior, John Ryding, Wins C.T. Tate Distinguished Co-Op Award - 06 May 2011

For a third straight year, a computer science student has been awarded the prestigious C.T. Tate Distinguished Co-Op Award.

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VTCS news imageVTURCS Holds 10th Annual Spring Symposium - 02 May 2011

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS) encourages Computer Science undergraduate students to become involved in research. 

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VTCS news imageDrs. Heath, Pereria, and Grene Awarded Interdisciplinary NSF Grant - 01 May 2011

Drs. Lenny Heath, Andy Periera (VBI) and Ruth Grene (PPWS) were awarded a new NSG grant entitled “ABI Development: Representation, Visualization, and Modeling of Signaling Pathways in Higher Plants.” 
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