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June 14, 2011
Hridesh Rajan, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Iowa State University, was awarded a grant by the US National Science Foundation to improve multicore programming. This award is for a total of $400,000 over three years.  This project focuses on the problem of...
May 25, 2011
What's the value of a computer science education? Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce places mathematical and computer sciences at #3 in the top 10 paying majors, with only petroleum engineering and pharmacy and pharmaceutical services beating it in terms of future pay....
May 06, 2011
Dr. Vasant Honavar, Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, has been appointed to the board of directors for the ACM SIG on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and...
May 06, 2011
Dr. Vasant Honavar, Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, has been named a Fellow of the International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM). In the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, and bioengineering, scientists regularly...
April 21, 2011
The Laboratory for Algorithmic Nanoscale Self-Assemply held a workshop at Simpson College on April 21. The lab is a collaboration that includes faculty members in computer science and the biological sciences at both ISU and Simpson. The main workshop participants were nine...
April 21, 2011
The ISU Game Development Competition ended Wed. April 19 with three teams taking home top prizes of $10,000 each. Full story here.  WINNING TEAMS  Mobile/Browser Category  First Place  "Colony Commander" by Mammalsoft  Team members:  Pat Clark,...
April 21, 2011
The Laboratory for Algorithmic Nanoscale Self-Assemply held a workshop at Simpson College on April 21. The lab is a collaboration that includes faculty members in computer science and the biological sciences at both ISU and Simpson. The main workshop participants were nine...
April 20, 2011
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced the following students are being initiated into Phi Beta Kappa on May 1:  CS Senior Minh Nhat Dong  CS Senior Stephen A. Mueller  CS Senior Amanda Leslie Ranard  CS Senior Nathan John Amundson  Congratulations...
April 06, 2011
The ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes for March 2011 notes that CareerCast.com has named Software Engineering the Best Job of 2011. 
February 28, 2011
Software Engineering junior Katie Githens has been invited, with support offered, to attend and present at the 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Githens will present to the CTGDSD Workshop her experience with Computer Science 510X, a spring 2011 ISU course in...
February 28, 2011
Rasna Walia, Computer Science graduate student majoring in BCB, has been selected to participate in the upcoming CRA-W Grad Cohort program. The workshop will take place April 1-2 in Boston, MA. All travel, meals, and lodging expenses are covered for selected students.  The CRA-W Grad Cohort...
December 08, 2010
Electronic Design magazine includes John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry in their 2010 Engineering Hall of Fame for the design and construction of the first electronic digital computer, the ABC Computer. Inductees of Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame are innovative...
October 27, 2010
A patent for CS alum Mike Rothschild (BS, 2009) has finally been issued by the U.S. Patent Office. First reported on by the LAS College in 2008, Rothschild first started working on an idea concerning data encryption while at a work study program with IBM in 2006.  He suggested taking...
October 05, 2010
David Weiss, the Lanh and Oanh Nguyen Endowed Chair of Software Engineering in the ISU Department of Computer Science, delivered a keynote address at the recently held Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft), the premier Brazilian event for software.  CBSoft...
October 04, 2010
Professor Jack Lutz has agreed to contribute to the book Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. This book will be a compilation of many of Turing's most important papers, accompanied by commentaries from present-day scientists. The book is planned for release in late 2011, in time for the 2012...
September 02, 2010
Hridesh Rajan was honored at the ISU 2010 Fall Convocation with the Early Achievement in Research Award. Rajan is also the recipient of a recent NSF grant for his work in programming languages and a 2009 NSF CAREER Award. Rajan directs the laboratory for software design at ISU, which conducts...
August 23, 2010
Jivko Sinapov, Computer Science Ph.D. candidate with a co-major in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), is the recipient of a Best Student Paper Award at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) for his paper "The Odd One Out Task: Toward an Intelligence Test for Robots...
August 18, 2010
Vasant Honavar, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery, and collaborators Craig Fontenot (an ISU alumnus), and Peter Demitry of Collaborative Health Solutions (CHS), LLC, Austin, TX, have received a 2011 Grow Iowa Values Fund...
August 06, 2010
Professors Fernandez-Baca and Eulenstein were recently notified that their proposal, "Algorithmic Foundations of Phylogenetic Tree Reconciliation," has been funded by the National Science Foundation. The award is for a total of $450,000 over three years.  A phylogenetic tree represents the...
August 06, 2010
Hridesh Rajan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, recently won an NSF award to improve modularization and reasoning mechanisms for Aspect-oriented programming languages, which is a longstanding challenge.  A software system consists of several parts called modules...
August 02, 2010
Computer Science Collaborates with Design College and the Motorola Foundation for Game Development Competition
July 15, 2010
Dr. Les Miller and Kofi Whitney, Ph.D. candidate in Human Computer Interaction, started a project in the 09-10 school year as part of Dr. Miller's efforts to bring computer science to middle and high school students. Students from Perry Middle School and High School joined Dr. Miller's class,...
May 10, 2010
Dr. Giora Slutzki delivered an invited talk at the Amir Pnueli Memorial Symposium, hosted by the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, May 7-9. He presented his forthcoming work (with Jia Tao and Vasant Honavar) on Inverting Proof Systems for Secrecy under OWA, which...
April 29, 2010
Chris Johnson, Lecturer for the Department of Computer Science, held workshop sessions in conjunction with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering's Taking the Road Less Traveled, A Career Conference for Girls in April.  Chris Johnson, whose work with PWSE is supported by...
April 27, 2010
The Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory hosted sixteen young women (middle school girls aged 8-12) who participated in the Spring 2010 "Taking the Road Less Traveled" conference organized on April 15 by the Iowa State University Program for Women in Science and Engineering. The conference...

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