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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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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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