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VTCS news imageICAT showcases student and faculty research - 06 May 2013

Students from CS 1124 Media Computation and CS 4644 Creative Computing Studio students presented their work at the ICAT Day held on May 6, 2013. 

 

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VTCS news imageAli Butt awarded funding from Oak Ridge National Labs - 05 May 2013

Associate professor of computer science Ali Butt was awarded funding from Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) for his proposal entitled "A Staged Data Delivery Tool for HPC."  Butt is the sole PI on this award. 

 

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VTCS news imagePhD student Austin Cory Bart places 2nd in graduate Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2013 - 04 May 2013

PhD student Austin Cory Bart placed 2nd in the graduate Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2013.  Cory's work was entitled "Wacky Writing: Enhancing the XO Laptop Platform to Motivate Creative Writing by Children."  Bart's advisors on this project are Lori Pollock at the University of Delaware and Eli Telivich (VT). 

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VTCS news imageEmergency preparedness iOS app VTGemini created by CS@VT team - 02 May 2013

Professor Osman Balci (director of the Mobile Software Engineering Lab), CS graduate student Kyle Schutt, and Carl Harris (alumnus and chief technology architect for Communication Network Services) worked with the Office of Emergency Management and the Virginia Tech Police Department to create VTGemini, an emergency preparedness iOS app.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT Celebrates Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements at Spring Banquet - 30 April 2013

On Friday, April 26, a Spring Awards Banquet was held to recognize faculty, staff, and student achievements from the 2012/2013 academic year.

 

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VTCS news imageVTURCS Undergraduate Research and Capstone Symposium - 30 April 2013

On Thursday, April 25, the Computer Science Department held its 11th VTURCS Spring Symposium. Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS) encourages Computer Science undergraduate students to become involved in research. This year's symposium featured 26 projects, including nine capstone projects from the CS 4284 Systems and Networking Capstone course.

 

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VTCS news imageWu Feng and PhD student Balaji Subramaniam win Best Paper Award at ACM/SPEC/ICPE - 24 April 2013

Associate professor of computer science Wu Feng and PhD student Balaji Subramaniam won a best paper award at the ACM/SPEC/ICPE conference (Association of Computing Machinery/Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation/International Conference on Performance Engineering).

 

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VTCS news image2013 VA/DC Award for Aspirations in Computing - 17 April 2013

The Virginia/Washington, D.C., affiliate of the National Center for Women in IT held its second annual Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony March 23 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va., honoring a high school teacher and 14 high school students for their efforts to, respectively, teach and learn computer science.

 

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VTCS news imageSteve Edwards' CS 1 course named 1 of "10 Technology Courses We Wish We Took in College" - 07 April 2013

Steve Edwards' CS 1 course, CS 1114 Intro to Software Design, was recently named as one of 10 top technology courses "We Wish We Took in College."  You can read the article at TechSchool.com.

 

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VTCS news imageLibby Bradford receives Dean's Award for Outreach Excellence - 03 April 2013

Libby G. Bradford, Director of External Relations and Undergraduate Studies, received a Dean's Award for Outreach Excellence at the Dean's Awards for Excellence Ceremony at The Inn at Virginia Tech on April 2, 2013.

 

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VTCS news imageAli Butt named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow - 03 April 2013

Associate Professor Ali Butt was named a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow at the Dean's Awards for Excellence ceremony held at The Inn at Virginia Tech on April 2, 2013. 

 

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VTCS news imageRising Junior Elena Nadolinski wins Microsoft Scholarship - 02 April 2013

Rising Junior Elena Nadolinski is the winner of a 2013-2014 Microsoft Scholarship.  Recipients are chosen based on their academic record and a desire to make contributions to the software industry.  After attending the NCWIT Summit in Tucson, Arizona, Nadolinski will travel to her internship at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  Microsoft is a member of the CSRC.

 

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VTCS news imageCS grad student Kevin Buffardi receives 2013 GTA Excellence Award - 01 April 2013

CS PhD candidate Kevin Buffardi received the Virginia Tech Graduate Teaching Excellence Award for 2013.  With this award, he received a $1000 cash prize from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. 

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VTCS news imageUndergraduate Huanqing Liu selected for NCUR and ACC Meeting of the Minds - 26 March 2013

Second year computer science student Huanqing Liu was selected to present his research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and at the ACC's Meeting of the Minds.

 

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VTCS news imageBireswar Laha receives IBM Fellowship Award - 24 March 2013

PhD student Bireswar Laha, advised by Doug Bowman, has received an IBM Fellowship Award.

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VTCS news imageDanfeng Yao receives three year grant from the Office of Naval Research - 21 March 2013

Dr. Danfeng Yao received a three year grant from the Office of Naval Research for her project titled "Real-Time Anomaly Detection and Quantitative Assurance For Securing Systems."

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VTCS news imagePaper by Alexey Onufriev selected as featured article in Nucleic Acids Research - 16 March 2013

Alexey Onufriev's paper, "Automating pK prediction and the preparation of biomolecular structures for atomistic molecular modeling and simulations," was selected as a featured article in Nucleic Acids Research.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT team takes top prize at IDT Programming Competition for second year in a row - 11 March 2013

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) held the final round of its annual High School and Collegiate Programming Contest on Saturday, March 2, at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA.

 

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VTCS news imageWinter 2013 Research Awards - 10 March 2013

Congratulations to CS Faculty who were awarded research funding in the winter of 2012/2013 from the Air Force, the Army, DARPA, L-3 Stratus, ONR, NSF and The SI.

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VTCS news imageCSRC makes $75K donation to Investment in Excellence Scholarship - 03 March 2013

The CS Department's corporate partners program, the Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC), made a $75,000 donation to the Investment in Excellence Scholarship fund in December 2012.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2013 CSRC Career Fair - 02 March 2013

On Monday, February 18, the Computer Science Resources Consortium spring luncheon was held in Owens Banquet Hall at Virginia Tech, followed by the CSRC Spring Career Fair later that evening. At the luncheon, company representatives, faculty, and invited students heard presentations from undergraduate and graduate students working on a variety of research projects.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT is part of NCWIT's Pacesetters Program - 18 February 2013

With CS Department Head Dr. Barbara Ryder as the department's executive champion, CS@VT renewed its membership in the National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) Pacesetters program.

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VTCS news imageSteve Edwards wins Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award - 15 February 2013

Steve Edwards, associate professor of computer science, received one of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) awards for Virginia Outstanding Faculty on February 12, 2013.

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VTCS news imageFour CS@VT students recognized for "Creativity on Campus" - 06 February 2013

Four computer science students were recognized for their "Creativity on Campus" by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

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VTCS news imageJody Humphreys receives Leadership Excellence Certificate - 24 January 2013

Jody Humphreys, administrative assistant to Dr. Barbara Ryder and CS@VT staff member, received a Leadership Excellence Certificate from the University Organizational and Professional Development Office.

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