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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 imageSteve Edwards named W.S. "Pete" White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education - 28 June 2012

Dr. Steve Edwards, associate professor of computer science, was recently appointed as the W.S. "Pete" White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education.

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VTCS news imageScott McCrickard awarded NCWIT REU Faculty Recognition Award - 03 June 2012

Dr. Scott McCrickard, associate professor of computer science, was recently awarded an NCWIT REU Faculty Recognition Award.

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VTCS news imageRecent PhD graduate, Dr. Hussein Ahmed, wins second hackathon - 29 May 2012

Dr. Hussein Ahmed, a 2010 graduate of the computer science PhD program, recently won his second Hackathon.  In addition to winning the April Hokie Health Code-a-Thon, he won the Lujure hack-a-thon held on May 11th and 12th. 

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VTCS news imageComputer Science undergrads take first and second place in IDT Programming Competition - 24 May 2012

Two pairs of computer science students took first and second place in the Innovative Defense Technologies' (IDT) Collegiate Programming Contest.

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VTCS news imageCS students among the winners of the Charles W. Steger Design Competition - 19 May 2012

Working as a team on a project for their senior capstone course, four computer science undergraduate students were among the winners at the inaugural Charles W. Steger Design Competition.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2012 Commencement - 18 May 2012

On Saturday, May 12, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering conferred degrees on the class of 2012, including approximately 90 Computer Science undergraduate students.  Graduate degrees were conferred at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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VTCS news imageCS students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa - 11 May 2012

On Thursday, May 10, Virginia Tech's Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa held its Spring 2012 initation ceremony in McBryde 100.

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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 imageCS Faculty Receive Dean's Awards for Excellence - 01 May 2012

Drs. Doug Bowman, Danfeng Yao, and TM Murali, each received a Dean's Award at the annual College of Engineering faculty reception.

 

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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 imageAlexander Obenauer, recent CS graduate, mentioned in NY Times article - 27 April 2012

Alexander Obenauer, a May 2012 graduate of the computer science department, was mentioned in a recent New York Times article entitled "Apps for Navigating Campus Life."

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VTCS news imageDr. Francis Quek receives 2012 XCaliber Award - 23 April 2012

Francis Quek, professor of computer science, was awarded a 2012 XCaliber Award for excellence as an individual involved in teaching with technology.

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VTCS news imageKirk Cameron's MiserWare Offers Free Product to Measure Carbon Footprint - 20 April 2012

Dr. Kirk Cameron, associate professor of computer science and Chief Execute Officer of MiserWare, was recently recognized in the media for creating Granola Enterprise 5 that will help individuals and industry measure their carbon footprint. 

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VTCS news imageSophomores present "cool topics" as part of the sophomore seminar - 17 April 2012

On April 17, 2012, students in the sophomore seminar class presented "cool topics" to CS student ambassadors, advisors, faculty, and each other.

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VTCS news imageRecent PhD Graduate, Dr. Hussein Ahmed, Wins Hokie Health Code-A-Thon - 16 April 2012

Dr. Hussein Ahmed, a 2010 graduate of the computer science PhD program, recently won the Hokie Health Code-A-Thon.  The event, managed by Health 2.0 and sponsored by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council and many local businesses, was held April 13-14, 2012.

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VTCS news imageGraduate Student Ashwin Aji Selected for NVIDIA Fellowship - 13 April 2012

Ashwin Aji, PhD candidate in computer science, was recently awarded an NVIDIA Fellowship.  The NVIDIA Fellowships are highly competitive, with only 12 awarded this year.

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VTCS news imageMin Li recipient of an IBM Fellowship Award - 12 April 2012

Min Li recently received an IBM Fellowship Award.  The award is a highly competitive support program for excellent graduate students and provides recognition of outstanding research achievement. 

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VTCS news image3D Interaction Group wins 1st place award for third year in a row at IEEE 3DUI Symposium - 12 April 2012

Members of the 3D Interaction Group, including several graduate students and faculty advisor, Dr. Doug Bowman, associate professor of computer science, took first place for a third consecutive year at the 2012 IEEE 3DUI Symposium in Costa Mesa, California.  The team also won the "People's Choice" award, which was voted on by conference attendees.

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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 imageAWC and MAD awarded NCWIT Student Group Seed Grant - 05 April 2012

Ariel Cohen, with the Association for Women in Computing, and Avneet Singh, with the Mobile Application Development group, have been awarded a Seed Grant from NCWIT and Symantec to start a mentoring program for underclassmen. 

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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 imageVirginia/DC Affiliate Honors High School Women - 01 April 2012

The Virginia/DC Affiliate of the National Center for Women In IT (NCWIT) held its first awards and recognition ceremony on March 31, 2012.  The Virginia/DC affiliate is made up of representatives from Virginia Tech, George Mason University, and the University of Virginia.

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