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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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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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