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VTCS news imageCS Department celebrates December 2012 Commencement - 15 January 2013

The Department of Computer Science celebrated 2012 Fall Commencement for approximately twenty-three undergraduates and eighteen graduate students on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

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VTCS news imageVT MIT program ranks third in the United States - 15 January 2013

US News & World Report's Best Online Education publication ranks VT's MIT program as third in the nation.

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VTCS news imageMadhav Marathe accepted to attend the CRA CCC Science Policy Institute - 07 January 2013

Madhav Marathe was accepted for participation at the second offering of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI) in Washington, DC.

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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 imageAlumnus Hussein Ahmed named one of GAP 50 Entrepreneurs in 2012 - 13 December 2012

A 2010 graduate of the CS@VT PhD program, Dr. Hussein Ahmed was named as one of the 2012 50 GAP Award Winners by the Center for Innovative Technology.

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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 imageGraduate student Chun-Yi Su selected for Lawrence Scholar Program at Lawrence Livermore National Lab - 28 November 2012

Chun-Yi Su, a PhD candidate in computer science, has been selected for the Lawrence Scholar Program at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL).

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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 imageCS@VT graduates return to Haiti to teach the next generation of computer science teachers - 14 November 2012

Three graduates of the CS@VT program returned to their native country of Haiti to work and to teach the next generation of computer science teachers. Mario Eliezer Calixte (BS 2010, MAEd 2012), Fabrice Marcelin (BS 2010 and MS 2012) and Jennifer Alexandra François (BS 2010) taught two training sessions for Haitian teachers.

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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 imageGraduate student Zalia Shams places second in graduate student poster competition at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - 10 October 2012

Zalia Shams, a PhD candidate in computer science, won second place in the graduate division of the poster competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for her work entitled "Evaluating Students' Assignments by Running Their Test Cases Against Each Others' Code."

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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 imageFall 2012 CSRC Career Fair - 21 September 2012

On Monday, September 17, the Computer Science Resources Consortium had its fall luncheon and Career Fair. This fall's career fair, held in Cassell Coliseum, was the largest since the dot.com boom, with 78 companies attending.

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VTCS news imageAlumnus Hussein Ahmed is Devcup Silver Winner - 09 September 2012

Recent graduate, Dr. Hussein Ahmed, won the Devcup Silver prize at the Evernote Devcup 2012.

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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 image2007 PhD Graduate, Dr. Pardha Pyla, part of winning user experience team - 21 August 2012

Dr. Pardha Pyla, a 2007 graduate of the PhD program was part of the Grand Prize winning team at the User Experience Awards.

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