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VTCS news imageMarathe named George Michael Distinguished Scholar - 10 October 2011

"Madhav Marathe, Ph.D., deputy director of VBI’s  Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL) and professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, has been named the first George A. Michael Distinguished Scholar by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)."

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VTCS news imageComputer Science student finalist for top college journalism award - 10 October 2011

"The Associated Collegiate Press has named the Collegiate Times and two of its staffers as finalists for three of its top honors."

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VTCS news imageNew targets for the control of HIV are predicted using a novel computational analysis - 30 September 2011

"The authors of the article are: T. M. Murali, a computer scientist, and Brett Tyler of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, both located at Virginia Tech, and Michael G. Katze, a microbiologist and associate director of the Washington National Primate Research Center at the University of Washington."

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VTCS news imageFall 2011 CSRC Career Fair - 30 September 2011

On Monday, September 12, the Computer Science Resources Consortium had its fall luncheon and Career Fair.   This fall's career fair was the largest since the dot.com boom, with 64 companies attending.

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VTCS news imageTech firm NVIDIA names Virginia Tech as CUDA Research Center - 15 September 2011

"CUDA is short for Compute Unified Device Architecture, a parallel computing architecture developed by NVIDIA in 2007. This year, a total of 31 institutions were named as CUDA Research Centers, all dedicated to further advancing the growth of parallel computing across the globe, according to NVIDIA."

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VTCS news imageDrs. Joe Gabbard and Jerzy Nowak - VT's Smart Farm - 15 September 2011

Dr. Joe Gabbard (PhD '08 and VBI facuulty member) and Dr. Jerzy Nowak (Horticulture) discuss the Catawba Sustainability Center 'Smart Farm.'

Their work was also featured on a recent newscast from WDBJ.  Click here for more.

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VTCS news imageVirginia Tech to establish an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in cybersecurity - 06 September 2011

"Initial topics of research for the center include secure computing architectures, cloud computing security, visualization tools for cyber defense, securing critical infrastructure, wireless security, and malware detection and mitigation."

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VTCS news imageCandyFactory app rapidly growing in popularity - 04 September 2011

"A multidisciplinary team representing Virginia Tech's Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and Engineering, has developed a highly successful educational software application (app) that is designed to teach fractions concepts to middle-school students."

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VTCS news imageElementary school children to learn about computer science thanks to an IBM award to Wu Feng of Virginia Tech - 01 September 2011

"Elementary-level school children in rural southwest Virginia will become the beneficiaries of an IBM Faculty Award presented to Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science and electrical & computer engineering at Virginia Tech."

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VTCS news imageFeng awarded AMD Research Faculty Fellowship for work in heterogeneous computing - 17 August 2011

"Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, received an AMD Research Faculty Fellowship by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE:AMD), based in Sunnyvale, Calif."

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VTCS news imageR. Benjamin Knapp named founding director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology - 13 August 2011

Dr. R. Benjamin Knapp will be joining the university on October 1, as the founding director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology.

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VTCS news imageSpring/Summer Research Awards - 13 August 2011

Congratulations to CS faculty who have recently been awarded research funding from Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the EPA, NSF, and Skype. 

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VTCS news imageCS@VT Hosted High School Teachers Workshop - 13 August 2011

For a third year, the CS Department hosted a summer workshop for high school teachers.

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VTCS news imageGreen500 List makes the Front Page of the VT News - 13 July 2011

"The newly released Green500 List shows a continuing rapid improvement in environmentally friendly supercomputers around the world, according to Wu Feng, list founder and Virginia Tech associate professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering."

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VTCS news imageDr. Naren Ramakrishnan Selected to Attend CRA's CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute - 30 June 2011

Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan has been selected to attend the CRA's CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute in November in Washington.

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VTCS news imageDr. Wenjing Lou Joins CS Faculty - 15 June 2011

Dr. Lou will be joining our Northern Virginia Center faculty in August 2011.  Her research focus is in the area of cybersecurity.

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VTCS news imageC.T. Lu Elected Vice Chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL - 13 June 2011

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VTCS news imageCS Senior Participates in Linux Orchestra World Tour - 02 June 2011

Andrew Street, a graduating CS senior, was unable to attend his college commencement ceremony because he was on a world tour with the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra!

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VTCS news imageSpring 2011 Commencement - 18 May 2011

On Saturday, May 14, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering conferred degrees on the class of 2011, including approximately 60 Computer Science undergraduate majors.  Graduate degrees were conferred at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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VTCS news imageCS Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa - 18 May 2011

On Friday, May 13, Virginia Tech's Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa held its Spring 2011 initation ceremony in McBryde 100. 

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VTCS news image2010-2011 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Inductions - 11 May 2011

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) held its 55th induction ceremony.   UPE inducted thirty-one new members to their VT chapter during the 2010/2011 academic year.

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VTCS news imageCS Capstone Class Engages Tech Companies for Enhancing Educational Experience - 10 May 2011

Spring 2011 saw the successful completion of a new Systems & Networking Capstone class (CS 4284), the main goal of which is to impart a hands-on project development experience to the students.

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VTCS news imageCS Senior, John Ryding, Wins C.T. Tate Distinguished Co-Op Award - 06 May 2011

For a third straight year, a computer science student has been awarded the prestigious C.T. Tate Distinguished Co-Op Award.

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VTCS news imageCS PhD Student Shuaiwen "Leon" Song Third Place Finalist - Paul E. Torgersen Awards - 04 May 2011

Shuaiwen "Leon" Song recently placed third among PhD finalists in the College of Engineering's Paul E. Torgersen Research Excellence Competition.

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VTCS news imageVTURCS Holds 10th Annual Spring Symposium - 02 May 2011

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS) encourages Computer Science undergraduate students to become involved in research. 

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