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VTCS news imageNaren Ramakrishnan named Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering - 29 March 2012

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently named Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan the Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering. 

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VTCS news imageWu Feng receives Turner Fellowship - 29 March 2012

Dr. Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science, was recently awarded a Turner Fellowship.  The award was approved at the recent Board of Visitors' meeting.

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VTCS news imageMail Pilot: Email Reimagined - 29 February 2012

Senior computer science major Alexander Obenauer and recent biological sciences graduate Josh Milas are hoping to reinvent e-mail. 

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VTCS news imageSpring 2012 CSRC Career Fair - 24 February 2012

On Monday, February 13, 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 imageVT Mobile App Development group develops HokieHelper App - 24 February 2012

The VT Mobile Application Development (MAD) group has announced the release of two new apps – HokieHelper and Expression Guessin’. HokieHelper is available on the Android marketplace and Expression Guessin’ on the Windows Phone marketplace.

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VTCS news imageNew supercomputer, HokieSpeed, makes its debut - 23 February 2012

Dr. Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science, is the primary architect of Virginia Tech's newest supercomputer.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT participating in Sit With Me: NCWIT campaign to increase women in computing - 23 February 2012

The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) has created a new campaign, entitled "Sit With Me," to encourage more young women to pursue careers in computing.  As a member of NCWIT's Pacesetter's group, CS@VT was encouraged to participate.

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VTCS news imageWinter Research Awards - 23 February 2012

Congratulations to CS faculty who have recently been awarded research funding from the Army Research Office, NEC Labs, NIH, NSF, and the S2ERC Center.
 

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VTCS news imageInstitute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology director's research wins international award - 23 February 2012

Dr. Ben Knapp, professor of computer science and director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology received the best presentation award at the 2011 International Computer Music Conference.

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VTCS news imageComputer Science group celebrates Chinese New Year with drumming - 22 February 2012

Under the direction of Dr. Francis Quek, a group of computer science students participated in an NSF funded drummer-game. 

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VTCS news imageVirginia Tech researchers win Digging into Data Challenge - 22 February 2012

Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan, professor and associate department head, and a group of faculty and graduate researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Toronto were recently awarded funding through the "Digging into Data Challenge."

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VTCS news imageElena Nadolinski, CS student, invited to White House - 06 January 2012

Elena Nadolinski, a first year student in Computer Science, was one of six young women invited to the White House in December 2011 to discuss recruiting and retaining female students in the STEM fields.

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VTCS news image3D Blacksburg collaborative is inventing a virtual city model for the future - 01 December 2011

Nicholas Polys, Affiliate Professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of Visual Computing at Virginia Tech, is collaborating with Peter Sforza and Thomas Dickerson on a mapping project for the town of Blacksburg.

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VTCS news imageEeshan Shah, CS undergrad, receives CRA Undergraduate Research Honorable Mention Award for 2012 - 30 November 2011

Computer science student Eeshan Shah, advised by Dr. Eli Tilevich, is the recipient of a CRA Undergraduate Research Honorable Mention Award for 2012

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VTCS news imageCS@VT and AWC well represented at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - 30 November 2011

The Association for Women in Computing at Virginia Tech (AWC) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech made a huge impact at this year’s national Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

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VTCS news imageGreen500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers - 30 November 2011

The latest Green500 List ranking the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world was released this month. 

 

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VTCS news imageKnowledge mining resource accelerates science, technology education, research - 30 November 2011

The Discovery Analytics Center brings together faculty from across many disciplines to solve knowledge discovery problems.

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VTCS news imageStudents of the ICTAS DAC Center Win the VAST Mini Challenge Award - 30 November 2011

CS PhD graduate Christopher Andrews and current CS PhD students M. Shahriar Hossain and Samah Gad, and their advisors Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan and Dr. Chris North, won the IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Mini Challenge Award.

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VTCS news imageCS PhD student Hari Pyla - Winner of the John Vlissides Award at OOPSLA 2011 - 30 November 2011

Hari won this award at the premier conference in object-oriented (OO)  programming languages & systems.  This award is named for IBM-er John Vlissides, a co-author of the famous Patterns book for "best practices" OO programming.

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VTCS news imageRegional Women in Computing Conference a Huge Success - 07 November 2011

On Friday, October 14, 2011, seven Virginia Tech student members of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) drove to the Tennessee Celebration of Women in Computing, a regional conference located in Pikeville, Tennessee.

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VTCS news imageHSI Symposium Best Poster Award - 28 October 2011

A group of Computer Science graduate students recently won the award for the best student poster at the 2011 Human Systems Integration Symposium, held Oct. 25-27 in Vienna, Virginia, and sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers.

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VTCS news imageKirk Cameron Cuts Computers' Power Use - 28 October 2011

Dr. Kirk Cameron, associate professor, is featured in Bloomberg Businessweek.

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VTCS news imageFall Research Awards - 26 October 2011

Congratulations to CS faculty who have recently been awarded research funding from Agilent Laboratories, the Army Corps of Engineers - Engineering Research and Development Center, Department of Homeland Security, FAA - NIA, and the NSF.

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VTCS news imageComputer scientists at Virginia Tech focus on increasing female enrollment - 24 October 2011

As a founding member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Pacesetters program, Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering is striving to increase the number of women in its curriculum.  “Our enrollment of women in our graduate program is actually higher than the national average, but we are still working on our percentage of female undergraduates,” said Barbara Ryder, professor of computer science and the department head.

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VTCS news imageDr. Eli Tilevich receives IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Award - 10 October 2011

The proposal title was "BusTracker.EDU: Integrating Transportation Concepts into CS Curricula."

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