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December 08, 2009
This week is National Computer Science Education Week, which was established by the U.S. House of Representatives, recognizes the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels, placing it squarely within the national STEM conversation. Check out...
November 25, 2009
Professor Vasant Honavar delivered an invited keynote talk on Comparative Analysis of Biomolecular Networks at the 6th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2009) held at Lincoln, Nebraska during October 9-10. BIOT aims to showcase research in bioinformatics and...
November 25, 2009
Professor Vasant Honavar delivered an invited keynote talk on Humanities as Information Sciences at the 2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS 2009) held at Chicago during November 14-16, 2009. The annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities...
November 22, 2009
Dr. Honavar is part of a multi-institutional team of investigators supported by a $749,975 three-year research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture aimed at elucidating the gene networks involved in the immune response to viral infections using a combination of experimental and...
November 22, 2009
Johnny Wong and his colleagues at ISU received a 2-year NSF award of $1,368,867, with a possible 3rd year totaling $1,956,883. This NSF/SFS project is led by Professor Douglas Jacobson, University Professor of the ECE department and Director of the Information Assurance Center. Professor Clifford...
November 19, 2009
Wallapak Tavanapong, Robyn Lutz, and Katie Githens were finalists in the 2009 Technology Association of Iowa's Women of Innovation Awards. The ceremony took place on November 9. Tavanapong, Associate Professor of Computer Science, was a finalist in the Research Innovation category for her research...
November 15, 2009
Robyn Lutz recently won an NSF-ARRA award to create techniques that improve the reliability of software product lines. A software product line is a family of software systems that share certain common features and differ according to a set of specified variations. Use of software product lines has...
November 08, 2009
Dr. Wallapak Tavanapong and Dr. Johnny Wong received a 3 year grant of  $238,105 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK). This grant is in collaboration with colleagues at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Indiana...
November 03, 2009
Twenty one Computer Science and three Computer Engineering students participated in the 2010 ACM ICPC Regional Programming Contest on Saturday October 31. Sponsors for the ISU students' trip to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln included Kingland Systems, Maverick Software, and Cerner...
October 01, 2009
The EDUCAUSE Leadership Award acknowledges and celebrates leadership from those whose work has had significant positive impact on the contributions of information technology to higher education. This year, EDUCAUSE recognizes the Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC), an event held annually from...
September 28, 2009
Carl K. Chang (Com Sci), Johnny Wong (Com Sci), Peter Martin (Gerontology),  Mack C. Shelley (Stat), and Simanta Mitra (Com Sci) have received a two-year  NSF grant for $300,000 for "CPATH-1: Experimenting with an Open Platform for  the New Interdisciplinary Study on...
September 06, 2009
The paper "Modular Ontologies - A Formal Investigation of Semantics and Expressivity" by Jie Bao, Doina Caragea, and Vasant Honavar received the best paper award, sponsored by the Knowledge Web project of the European Network of Excellence and the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence at the...
August 26, 2009
Carl K. Chang, Professor and Chair of Computer Science, has been  awarded his third IBM Faculty Award in Summer 2009. The IBM Faculty  Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster  collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide  and those...
August 23, 2009
Susan Chang, CS department lecturer, was named a 2009-10 LAS Master Teacher this fall.    Shu-Hui (Susan) Chang, director of distance education and senior lecturer in computer science. Chang gained an in-depth expertise in novel learning technologies and their effectiveness during her...
July 22, 2009
Professor Yan-Bin Jia has received from the US National Science Foundation a 3-year, $369,795 grant IIS-0915876 for designing algorithms that would enable the robot hand to grasp deformable objects.  Deformable objects are ubiquitous in our daily life. The ability to manipulate them is an...
May 07, 2009
Graduate student Aaron Sterling's paper on "Distributed Agreement in Tile Self-Assembly" won the Best Student Paper Award at the Fifteenth International Meeting on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming. This is one of a sequence of papers in which Sterling, a Ph.D. student working with...
May 04, 2009
Yuly Suvorov, Pasha Kazatsker, and Michael Siebert (left to right, above) placed 49th in the world, and 6th among the 21 participating U.S. teams, in the 33rd annual 2009 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Stockholm, Sweden on April 20. This years' world finals was...
February 27, 2009
Hridesh Rajan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is the recipient of a 2009 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his proposed research and educational project "On Mutualism of Modularity and Concurrency Goals." The $425,000 project will run from April...
January 27, 2009
Dr. Wallapak Tavanapong and Dr. Johnny Wong received a 3-year grant ($899,354) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, for Improving Colonoscopy Quality through Automated Monitoring. This grant is a...
January 27, 2009
The Information Assurance Center (IAC) at Iowa State University has partnered with other universities to form the Center for Information Protection (CIP), with the IAC at the helm. The center is an initiative of the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative...
January 02, 2009
David Fernandez-Baca, Professor of Computer Science, has been named  Associate Editor of BMC Evolutionary Biology , an open access journal  publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of  molecular and non-molecular evolution of all organisms, as...
October 15, 2008
Michael Seibert, a senior in Computer Science from Grimes, Iowa, participated earlier this fall in the Google Code Jam, a global programming contest operated by Google, Inc. Programmers sign up online and compete against each other to solve complex algorithmic problems using the coding of their...
October 14, 2008
Professor Vasant Honavar is part of a team of Iowa State University researchers who have been awarded a 3-year, $1,000,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to identify genes and immune networks that control host response to Salmonella infection.  Salmonella...
October 09, 2008
Professors David Fernandez-Baca and Oliver Eulenstein have received a 3-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's "Assembling the Tree of Life" (AToL) Program to investigate the construction of phylogenetic trees for comparative biology.  Phylogenetic trees, which depict the...
October 09, 2008
Dr. Pavan Aduri received a research grant from the US National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Research in Complexity Theory. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Vinodchandran Variyam from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Computational complexity theory seeks to understand...

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