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VTCS news imageJacqueline Addesa, Finalist in CRA Competition - 17 December 2010

Computer Science and Mathematics double degree student Jacqueline Addesa was a finalist in the CRA’s Outstanding Undergrad Researcher Awards for 2011.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT 40th Anniversary Distinguished Award Recipients - 03 December 2010

While celebrating the Department's 40th Anniversary at a reception on November 13th, the department took a moment to recogize the recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The awards served as recognition of the significant impact these individuals have had on the CS@VT community.

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VTCS news imageDoug Bowman and Wu Feng honored with ACM Distinguished Scientist Awards. - 17 November 2010

Computer Science Department faculty members ,Doug Bowman and Wu Feng, are among 47 ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) members honored for computing innovations this year.

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VTCS news imageDanfeng Yao awarded "Best Paper" at Conference on Collaborative Computing - 01 November 2010

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Danfeng Yao on the 'Best Paper Award' given to your paper, "Keystroke-Dynamics Authentication Against Synthetic Forgeries ", at the 6th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

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VTCS news imageFall 2010 CSRC Career Fair - 25 September 2010

On Monday, September 13, the Computer Science Resources Consortium fall luncheon and Career Fair were held in Owens Banquet Hall.   The CSRC events were part of a very good week for Computer Science majors thinking about future career opportunities.

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VTCS news imageDepartment's Graduates Rank High on WSJ Survey of Employers - 13 September 2010

Computer Science ranked 5th in a recent survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal of schools whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-trained and educated, and best able to succeed once hired.

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VTCS news imageC.S. Faculty Member Dr. Ali Butt joins NAE 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium as organizer. - 30 August 2010

Dr. Butt, an attendee at last year's event, served as an organizer for this year's symposium.

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VTCS news imageDr. Ryder to Serve as ACM Vice President - 26 July 2010

Congratulations to CS Department Head, Dr. Barbara Ryder, who was recently elected to a two-year term as Vice President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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VTCS news imageThe Green500 List: Accelerators Raising the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ of Supercomputers - 09 July 2010

With the latest release of The Green500 List, accelerator-based supercomputers now occupy the top eight slots of the Green500, where the ‘fuel efficiency’ (or energy efficiency) of supercomputers is defined as ‘millions of floating-point operations per second’ (MFLOPS) divided by ‘watts’ (W) or MFLOPS/W.

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VTCS news imageSummer Research Awards - 09 July 2010

Congratulations to CS faculty who have recently been awarded research funding from NIH, BAE Systems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NSF, and the College of Engineering!

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VTCS news imageCongratulations to Denis Gracanin, member of the LumenHaus team, which won a Virginia Tech 2010 XCaliber Award. - 21 May 2010

LumenHaus team receives University's 2010 XCaliber Award for excellence in creating and applying technologies on a large scale team project.

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VTCS news imageCS Business Manager nominated for University’s annual President’s Award for Excellence and the Governor’s Award for Career Achievement. - 21 May 2010

Congratulations to Ginger Clayton, the CS Department’s Business and Facilities Manager, who was recently nominated for the annual Governor’s Award for Career Achievement.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2010 Commencement - 19 May 2010

On Saturday, May 15, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering conferred degrees on the class of 2010, including approximately 75 Computer Science undergraduate majors.  Graduate degrees were conferred at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 14.  Prior to the College of Engineering ceremony, Computer Science graduates, their guests and families, enjoyed a reception in the Torgersen Museum.  Several students were recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions, including Jeffrey Brabant, John Edstrom and Russell Wolf for undergraduate academic achievement, John Ed more

VTCS news imageStudents Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa - 19 May 2010

On Friday, May 14, Virginia Tech's Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated its Spring 2010 initiates in a ceremony in McBryde 100.  According to their official web site, PBK was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776 and is the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society.  Among the Spring 2010 initiates were two Computer Science majors, Eric Johnson and Gabriel Martinez Arroyo.

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VTCS news imageDrs. Onufriev and Ramakrishnan Recipients of 2010 COE Dean's Awards - 13 May 2010

Virignia Tech's College of Engineering held its thirteenth annual engineering faculty reception, honoring two dozen of its faculty for various awards in teaching, reasearch, service, and outreach.

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VTCS news imageNDLTD Union Catalog Surpasses One Million Electronic Theses and Dissertations - 12 May 2010

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) has announced that there are now over one million readily available electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) online worldwide.

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VTCS news imageDr. John Langford of Yahoo Research to Speak at CS Seminar Tomorrow - 11 May 2010

Dr. Langford will be presenting " The Foundations of Interactive Learning" this Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in 3100 Torgersent Hall at 11:15 A.M.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2010 VTURCS Spring Symposium - 06 May 2010

The Spring Research Symposium 2010 took place on April 28th with 18 students presenting 13 different projects. Almost 100 people attended the event, including students, faculty, administrators, and industry representatives.

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VTCS news imageAaron Lindsay wins C.T. Tate Distinguished Co-Op Award - 05 May 2010

For the second year in a row, a Computer Science student has won the C.T. Tate Distinguished Co-Op Award.  Computer Science senior Aaron Lindsay received the award after co-oping with IBM.

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VTCS news imageMary Miller Recognized as First Computer Science Inductee to the Academy of Engineering Excellence - 03 May 2010

Mary Miller, of Blacksburg, Va., who earned her master's degree in computer science from Virginia Tech in 1985, is a 2010 inductee into Virginia Tech's College of Engineering Academy of Engineering Excellence, joining an elite group of 97 individuals out of more than 55,000 living engineering alumni.

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VTCS news image2009-2010 UPE Inductions - 28 April 2010

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, Upsilson Pi Epsilon (UPE) held its 54th induction ceremony.   UPE inducted twenty new members to their VT chapter during the 2009/2010 academic year. 

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VTCS news imageHigh-performance computing reveals missing genes - 19 April 2010

Scientists from Computer Science and Virginia Bioinformatics Institute team up to locate missing genes using high-performance computing.

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VTCS news imageCongratulations to CS graduate students Anamary Leal, Chris Poirel, Greg Wilson, Patrick Butler, and Michael Stewart on recent fellowship awards! - 16 April 2010

The Department is proud to announce that it has been a very successful spring for several of our PhD students who received news of fellowship awards from the VT College of Engineering, National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. Please join the Department in congratulating our outstanding students on their awards--we are thrilled at their accomplishments!!

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VTCS news imageDepartment Receives Funding From Microsoft Research and NCWIT Computing Higher Education Seed Fund - 30 March 2010

The new NCWIT award of $15,000 will support a series of annual summer workshops offering networking and professional development opportunities to high school teachers aimed at recruiting a more diverse population of women and minority students into undergraduate CS studies.

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VTCS news imageVirginia Tech Scholar of the Week - CS Associate Professor T.M. Murali - 25 March 2010

T.M. Murali, associate professor of computer science, has been recognized by The Office of the Vice President for Research as this week's "Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week."

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