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VTCS news imageBranham Wins Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship - 06 January 2009

Stacy Branham, a CS graduate student, has been awarded a prestigious and highly competitive Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship to pursue her doctoral degree focused on research in  human-computer interaction.


VTCS news imageVullikanti Wins NSF CAREER Award - 30 December 2008

Anil Vullikanti, joint with Computer Science and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has been awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award for his work on the theoretical foundations of cognitive radio networks.


VTCS news imageSC08 Paper on Slashdot and GCN - 30 December 2008

Both Slashdot and the Government Computer News cited a paper presented at Supercomputing'08 by Virginia Tech researchers. The two graduate student authors,  Tom Scogland and G. Narayanaswamy, worked with the faculty author, Wu Feng, to report their findings on performance of multi-core architectures. Feng says that  "the performance of programs running on multicore processors can vary from server to server, and even from core to core. Factors such as which core handles interrupts, or which cache holds the needed data can change from run to run. more

VTCS news imageCS is Exemplary Department! - 30 December 2008

The Department of Computer Science was recognized by the university as an Exemplary Department for its many years of interdisciplinary collaboration across a broad spectrum of research and curriculum accomplishments.


VTCS news imageCS Junior Wins Prize at Supercomputing 2008 - 04 December 2008

Gabriel Martinez, a first-semester CS junior, was co-winner of the ACM Best Undergraduate Student Poster award at Supercomputing 2008, the major international conference devoted to high-end computing systems and applications.


VTCS news imageSteve Harrison Contributes to Art Museum Project - 14 November 2008

Steve Harrison who, with a group of faculty and students at Virginia Tech known collectively as the Digital Arts Research Collective, has created 'Revo-overR', an original piece of multimedia art for the opening of Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art. This 3 year collaboration involved students and faculty from the departments of computer science, music, and theatre arts. 


VTCS news imageFeng and Huang Win IP Competition - 13 November 2008

Wu Feng and his Ph.D. student Song Huang are the co-inventors of the EcoDaemon "green computing" system that received the top prize in an Intellectual Property to Market competition. EnergyWare is finalizing a license agreement with Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties  Inc. for the EcoDaemon technology.


VTCS news imageRamakrishnan's Research Featured by NSF - 12 November 2008

Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan's research was featured by the National Science Foundation on its Discovery section that highlights signficant work funded by the Foundation. The feature on Naren's work to locate biological "switches" in cells  also includes a video interview.


VTCS news imageFox Receives NSF Grant - 20 October 2008

The National Science Foundation awarded funding for the project "Enriching Communities and Collections to Support Education in Computing" under the direction of Dr. Ed Fox.


VTCS news imageNicholas Polys General Chair for the Web3D Symposium 2008 - 03 September 2008

Nicholas Polys, affiliate research professor of computer science, served as the general chair for Web3D 2008, the 13th ACM International Symposium on 3D Web Technology, held last week (Aug 9-10) in Los Angeles, CA and Co-located with SIGGRAPH.


VTCS news imageIET Best Paper Award - 03 September 2008

The paper "Hand tracking using a agent-based framework" by Bing Fang, Pak-Kiu Chung, and Francis Quek was awarded that Best External Paper at the 5th International Conference on Visial Information Engineering in Xi'an, China by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).


VTCS news imageResearchers unveil landscape of human-pathogen protein interactions - 24 August 2008

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech have provided the first global analysis of human proteins interacting with viral proteins and proteins in other pathogens.


VTCS news imageCS Professor invited to NAE 2008 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering - 07 July 2008

Kirk Cameron, associate professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, was one of the eighty-two of the nation’s brightest young engineers invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 2008 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.