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Integrated Reality Opening New Opportunities for Students and Users

April 27, 2017

In the basement of Pearson Hall, a small group of Iowa State University students is experimenting with reality in two different dimensions.

The first dimension, visible to anyone entering the computer lab, consists of a room with the latest computing technology and design programs. The second is a world of integrated reality that one can only experience when wearing the Microsoft HoloLens. Read more about Integrated Reality Opening New Opportunities for Students and Users

ISU Software Engineering Named 6th of 20 Best Software Engineering Degrees for 2017

March 15, 2017

The Software Engineering Program at Iowa State University is jointly administered by the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which provides undergraduate students with a strong interdisciplinary foundation that draws on the strengths, fundamentals, theory and applications of both computer science and computer engineering.  Read more about ISU Software Engineering Named 6th of 20 Best Software Engineering Degrees for 2017

COM S Professor Robyn Lutz to Give LAS Dean's Spring Lecture: Programming Molecules in the Age of Nanotechnology

March 2, 2017

When scientists combine computer science with the information-processing power of molecules, science fiction becomes a reality. Self-assembling, programmable systems at the nanoscale are poised to have a major impact on society, from personalized medical therapeutics to biosensors that could detect pollutants in our water or disease in your body. In her talk, Lutz will describe work at Iowa State aimed at using computer science and software engineering methods to design molecular programmed systems that are efficient, verifiably correct, and safe for use. Read more about COM S Professor Robyn Lutz to Give LAS Dean's Spring Lecture: Programming Molecules in the Age of Nanotechnology

Iowa Colloquium on Information, Complexity, and Logic (ICICL) - October 6th

October 3, 2016

Iowa Colloquium on Information, Complexity, and Logic (ICICL) 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6th

Location:

2243 Noyce Science Center

Grinnell College

The central Iowa Colloquium on Information, Complexity, and Logic (ICICL), a collaboration of Iowa State University, Grinnell College, and Drake University, will hold its inaugural meeting this Thursday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. in 2243 Noyce Science Center at Grinnell College.  Jack Lutz will speak on “Algorithmic Information, Plane Kakeya Sets, and Conditional Dimension”.

ICICL will meet roughly monthly, with the meeting site rotating among the three institutions.  The November 3 meeting will be at Drake University, with A. Pavan speaking, and the December 1 meeting will be at Iowa State University, with Chris Porter speaking. Read more about Iowa Colloquium on Information, Complexity, and Logic (ICICL) - October 6th

Drs. Andrew Miner and Gianfranco Ciardo Receive $498,672 NSF Award for Software Infrastructure and Sustained Innovation

September 27, 2016

The ISU Department of Computer Science wishes to congratulate Dr. Andrew Miner (PI) and Dr. Gianfranco Ciardo (Co-PI) on being selected to receive an NSF award of $498,672 for their proposal on Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation. The research project titled, "SI2-SSE: A Next-Generation Decision Diagram Library," is funded by NSF grant number, ACI-1642397, and will span three years, beginning January 1, 2017.

The project was selected from proposals submitted under the NSF solicitation
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16532/nsf16532.htm

For information about the Iowa State University Department of Computer Science, go to http://www.cs.iastate.edu/ Read more about Drs. Andrew Miner and Gianfranco Ciardo Receive $498,672 NSF Award for Software Infrastructure and Sustained Innovation

Dr. Hridesh Rajan Elected to Midwest Big Data Hub Steering Committee

September 27, 2016

 

 

Iowa State University Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Hridesh Rajan has been elected to serve on the Midwest Big Data Hub Steering Committee. When asked about his involvement with the committee, Rajan commented that he will contribute to three rings:

(1) data science 

(2) education, training and workforce development Read more about Dr. Hridesh Rajan Elected to Midwest Big Data Hub Steering Committee

Dr. Eulenstein co-chairs 9th International Conference on  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

September 22, 2016

Dr. Eulenstein is co-chairing the 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB-2017) to be held in 
Honolulu, HI, USA on March 20-22, 2017. Paper submission deadline is on Oct 31, 2016.

For more information on the conference please see: http://sce.uhcl.edu/bicob17/ Read more about Dr. Eulenstein co-chairs 9th International Conference on  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Dr. Hridesh Rajan to Lead an ISU Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research (PIIR) in Data Driven Science (DDS) Project

September 20, 2016

The third round of funding from an Iowa State University presidential initiative will build four research teams that will use big data to benefit human and animal health, improve cities and build new tools for researchers.

Iowa State President Steven Leath launched the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research in 2012. The program provides seed funding to establish research teams from across campus to tackle emerging societal challenges. The goal is to help the teams grow into well-funded, cross-disciplinary research groups.

The last two rounds of the initiative have focused on building teams that are developing big-data tools and techniques to tackle major research problems in agriculture, health, communities, access to research and other areas. Read more about Dr. Hridesh Rajan to Lead an ISU Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research (PIIR) in Data Driven Science (DDS) Project

NSF Grant to Support Research on Robotic Cutting of Soft Items

September 1, 2016

With a great promise for relieving people from daily chores, home robots point to a bright future of providing affordable assistance to the growing elderly population and to people with disabilities in spite of  the rising costs of health care. This project by Dr. Yan-Bin Jia will aim at the development of a robotic system specialized on cutting delicate, flexible, and slippery items such as fruits, vegetables, and meats, with the possession of knife skills including slice, dice, and chop.

See more on the award here: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1651792&HistoricalAwards=false Read more about NSF Grant to Support Research on Robotic Cutting of Soft Items

Computer Science Faculty and ISU Launch Midwest Big Data Summer School

June 6, 2016

The first Midwest Big Data Summer School for Early Career Researchers will be held from June 20-24, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. Spearheaded, by ISU Computer Science faculty, Dr. Hridesh Rajan, Pavankumar Aduri, and Adisak Sukul, this summer school is designed as a one week, intensive curriculum aimed at early career researchers to get them started in data-driven research. Read more about Computer Science Faculty and ISU Launch Midwest Big Data Summer School

Program Your Adventure...

May 10, 2016

While most college students are prepping for summer internships or other warm weather adventures that follow closely on the heels of finals, an elite group of ISU student programmers is preparing for an adventure half-way around the world. Iowa State University’s Department of Computer Science programming team is advancing to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, which will take place May 15th-20th. More than 40,000 university students, from 102 countries around the world competed for a spot at the prestigious ACM finals. As if further proof were needed that the students from Iowa State University’s Computer Science Department are truly among the programming elite, some of the other U.S. university teams advancing to the finals include: MIT, Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, and Stanford.

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Alumnus, Mukul Bansal, Receives Prestigious Career Award

April 4, 2016

Former ISU Computer Science PhD student, Mukul Bansal, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER AWARD http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1553421. During his time here at Iowa State's Computer Science Department, Bansal was co-supervised by Dr. David Fernandez-Baca and Dr. Oliver Eulenstein. After receiving his PhD, he undertook two postdocs, the first at Tel Aviv, under Ron Shamir, and the second at MIT, under Manolis Kellis. Read more about Alumnus, Mukul Bansal, Receives Prestigious Career Award

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