NeTS: JUNO: Cross-layer cognitive Security for Mobile Applications

Start Date: 05/01/2014
End Date: 04/30/2017

Grant Institution: NSF

Amount: $299,999

People associated with this grant:

Wenjing Lou

Development and Testing of a Novel Neurotechnology to Promote emotion Recognition in Autism

Start Date: 03/12/2014
End Date: 02/28/2015

Grant Institution: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Amount: $84,437

People associated with this grant:

Denis Gracanin

Tolls and Techniques for Incorporating Disruptive Storage Technologies in HPC I/O Stack

Start Date: 03/01/2014
End Date: 09/30/2014

Grant Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amount: $85,868

People associated with this grant:

Ali Butt

Graduate Research Poster Session

Event Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-25 13:30 - 15:30

Hear about ongoing research by our graduate students.

The Graduate Research Poster Session will be held in Owens Banquet Hall.

Sophomore Seminar Cool Topics

Event Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-24 19:30 - 21:30

Students from our Sophomore Seminar will present "cool topics."

The "Cool Topics" Seminar will be held in Owens Banquet Hall.

VTURCS Spring Symposium

Event Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-24 16:00 - 18:30

Students participating in undergraduate research and independent study projects from both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters are invited to present their research. Students representing different capstone courses will also participate in this event.

The VTURCS Spring Symposium will be held in Owens Banquet Hall.

Cory Bart awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

Publish Date: 04/11/2014

Congratulations Cory, on your award of a NSF Graduate Fellowship! This is a great honor for you and for the department. Great job!

Alumna Dr. Mary Miller named Business Woman of the Year

Publish Date: 04/10/2014

Congratulations, Dr. Miller, on being named Business Woman of the Year by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Miller was a founding member and past president of the NewVA Century Technical Council now named the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. She was recently inducted into the COE Academy of Excellence and was elected last year as COE distinguished alumna speaker at graduation.

VT helps host National Center for IT event honoring high school girls

Publish Date: 04/07/2014

Excerpts by Steven Mackay:

The Virginia/Washington, D.C., affiliate of the National Center for Women in Information Technology held its 3rd annual Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony during the recent Capital Area Professional Women in Computing Conference. The award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and information technology aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. On the national level, the award is part of the center’s talent development program that encourages young women to succeed in a field where they are underrepresented. It provides winners with visibility, community, leadership opportunities, support, research experiences, scholarships, and internships.

Dr. Barbara Ryder served on the organizing committee, as did Libby Bradford, director of external relations and undergraduate studies for the computer science department.

For more information, and to see the original article, visit the College of Engineering website:

Pictures from the Event

Alumnus Dave Lavery Oversees Rover’s Mission on Mars

Publish Date: 04/07/2014

Dave Lavery is the Mars Landing Project Manager for NASA and a finalist, along with NASA’s Mars exploration team, in the science and environment category of the 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Also, congratulations Dave, on the complementary article in the Washington Post. This article was featured on July 24, 2013.

For more information please see the article: