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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 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 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 imageKarim Elish is a first place winner at the VT GSA Research Symposium - 05 April 2012

Doctoral student Karim Elish was a first place finisher in the poster category of the Virginia Tech Graduate Student Association's Research Symposium. 

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VTCS news imageYoung-Woo Kwon winner of a Bronze Prize at the Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize Competition - 05 April 2012

Computer Science doctoral student Young-Woo Kwon won a Bronze Prize at the Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize Competition for his research entry entitled: "Power-Efficient and Fault-Tolerant Distributed Mobile Execution."

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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 imageCS@VT graduate students place second and third in Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2012 - 05 April 2012

CS@VT graduate students, Monika Akbar and Kevin Buffardi, placed second and third, respectively, in the Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2012.

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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 imageWinter Research Awards - 23 February 2012

Congratulations to CS faculty who have recently been awarded research funding from the Army Research Office, NEC Labs, NIH, NSF, and the S2ERC Center.
 

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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 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 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 imageR. Benjamin Knapp named founding director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology - 13 August 2011

Dr. R. Benjamin Knapp will be joining the university on October 1, as the founding director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology.

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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. Wenjing Lou Joins CS Faculty - 15 June 2011

Dr. Lou will be joining our Northern Virginia Center faculty in August 2011.  Her research focus is in the area of cybersecurity.

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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 imageSpring 2011 Commencement - 18 May 2011

On Saturday, May 14, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering conferred degrees on the class of 2011, including approximately 60 Computer Science undergraduate majors.  Graduate degrees were conferred at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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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 Capstone Class Engages Tech Companies for Enhancing Educational Experience - 10 May 2011

Spring 2011 saw the successful completion of a new Systems & Networking Capstone class (CS 4284), the main goal of which is to impart a hands-on project development experience to the students.

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