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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
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...
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...
September 12, 2008
Professor Vasant Honavar delivered an invited plenary lecture on Machine Learning in Bioinformatics at the Tenth Biannual Symposium on Artificial Intelligence organized by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence at Cagliari, Italy during September 11-13. This year, the...
September 04, 2008
The sensor network research team led by Dr. Wensheng Zhang of the Computer Science Department and Dr. Daji Qiao of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received a 3-year, $344,510 research grant from the US National Science Foundation, to develop new energy replenishment protocols...
May 07, 2008
The Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has chosen four Computer Science Faculty for Research and Teaching awards during 2008.  Professor Vasant Honavar received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Career Achievement...
April 03, 2008
Graduate student Tyler N. Sondag was selected for Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundations's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2008.  NSF's GRFP recognizes graduate students nationwide who show outstanding research potential. According to the NSF GRFP solicitation, "...
March 01, 2008
Atanasoff Hall was all agog with excitement on the morning of Feb 23rd (Saturday). A group of fourteen high school students were visiting the Computer Science Department to get a glimpse into the fascinating world of Computer Science! Dr.Carl Chang, Dr. Johnny Wong, Dr. Jim Lathrop,...
February 22, 2008
On February 8th, twelve undergrads spent the entire day at Cargill's office at Minnetonka, Minnesota job-shadowing COMS alumni! This trip provided freshmen a unique opportunity to see for themselves the varied activities IT employees are engaged in on a day-to-day basis. The feedback has been...
January 21, 2008
The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded a 3-year, $1,000,000 grant to a team led by Professor Vasant Honavar of the Department of Computer Science and Professor James Reecy of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University and Professor Anne Kwitek of the Department of...
December 20, 2007
Yan-Bin Jia, associate professor, was recently selected as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), the flagship publication in automation. His term will begin in January 2008 with possibility to extend beyond 2009. 
December 03, 2007
Four security informatics projects led by Computer Science Faculty have been selected for funding by the Center for Information Protection (CIP), an Industry-University Coperative Research Center supported by the National Science Foundationand several industrial partners including Boeing, Raytheon...
November 05, 2007
The 32nd ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the Battle of the Brains, challenges students to solve real-world computer programming problems under a grueling, five-hour deadline. The contest pits teams of three university students against eight or more complex,...
November 04, 2007
Michael Rothschild, junior in Computer Science who will graduate in Spring'08, came up with the inspiration for his patent while engaged in a co-op with IBM in Fall'06. IBM had wanted some of its development teams to improve database design. Michael tweaked an idea a little with...
October 24, 2007
Steve Shaner, PhD student of Professor Gary Leavens, today won the "Best Student Paper" award from the International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications(OOPSLA) in Montreal, Canada. The paper is the following:  Steve M. Shaner and Gary T....
September 06, 2007
Professor Yan-Bin Jia has received from the US National Science Foundation a 1-year, $74,999 Special Grant for Exploratory Research (SGER) to investigate how to model the deformations of grasped objects.  A main thrust of the project will be on the search for a geometric formulation of surface...
September 06, 2007
The US National Science Foundation has awarded a 3-year, $250,000 CyberTrust Grant to a team led by Professors Wensheng Zhang and Johnny Wong of Computer Science Department and Professor Daji Qiao of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to develop an Integrated Solution to Provide Privacy...

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