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November 23, 2021
Amazon's Robotics A.I. Group recently made a generous donation to the Department's Robotics Lab for research usage. The donated robotic hand, called a Shadow Hand, equipped with a BioTac sensor in each fingertip, is valued at $180,000. The hand was obtained through an industry connection a...
October 20, 2021
Simanta Mitra, Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named as the co-direct for the North Central North America region of the International Collegiate Programming Contest.  Mitra has been involved with ICPC for many years, taking several successful teams from...
October 01, 2021
Kathy Hahn Davidson will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State’s Department of Computer Science at a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Ames. The award recognizes outstanding alumni from the department, which is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Davidson graduated with...
September 23, 2021
In recognition of decades of distinguished service to the computer science community, Dr. Robyn Lutz receives the 2021 lifetime service award at the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. Robyn has a long history with the RE Conference, having been the General Chair in 2006,...
September 16, 2021
September 15, 2021
Several national publications have ranked or recognized Iowa State University of Science and Technology for its academic programs, value, commitment to public good and entrepreneurial spirit. Among the accolades is the U.S. News and World Report’s 60th ranking (tied) of the undergraduate computer...
August 24, 2021
Hongyang Gao, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in the amount of $175,000.  "For me, this NSF award gives me great confidence and provides necessary funding resources for my research on graph neural networks," Gao said. ...
August 17, 2021
The Department of Computer Science hosted a  two-week-long Summer Workshop from August 2nd to August 13th. The workshop was a hands-on learning experience for high school students in the Science Bound program who were interested in Computer Science. The event improved outreach efforts to the K...
July 23, 2021
Ali Ghanbari has been named as a 2021 Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellows) under the supervision of Hridesh Rajan, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. Ghanbari will earn his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Dallas in December 2021. This prestigious award is...
June 03, 2021
Ever wonder how social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook personalize your feeds with information synced with your interests, or how Google maps and other travel apps expertly guide you to your next destination? The answer is artificial intelligence or AI, and we encounter it daily without...
April 15, 2021
Computer science undergraduate student Kathryn Rohlfing was among 60 Iowa State undergraduate students selected to present their research at National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).   Rohlfing and software engineering undergraduate student Cameron Brecount...
April 09, 2021
The Department of Computer Science is delighted to welcome Rajesh Parekh to the External Advisory Council.   Dr. Rajesh Parekh is Engineering Director at Google, where he leads a talented team focusing on algorithmic data curation for Google's Geo products. His team applies...
April 09, 2021
The Department of Computer Science is delighted to welcome Gagan Chopra to the External Advisory Council.   Gagan Chopra was born and raised in Panjab, India. Post schooling, he followed in his father's footsteps (Anand Chopra, MS '48 Electrical Engineering), and came to Iowa State to...
March 31, 2021
ISU Department of Computer Science authors have had a paper accepted to the 58th Design Automation Conference.  According to DAC, Design Automation Conference is the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS),...
March 30, 2021
ISU Department of Computer Science authors have had a paper accepted to the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  According to ICRA, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation is one of the premier conferences covering advances in robotics.  The...
March 26, 2021
With the spotlight on them and the clock ticking, computer science undergraduate students Dillon Jensen and Maxwell Smith put their best foot forward in the College-By-College Pitch-Off Finale.  The College-By-College Pitch-Off Finale featured the top-two finishers in each category from the...
March 22, 2021
Associate Professor Wei Le has received a grant from the Software Engineering Institute at the Carnegie Mellon University.   Le received the funding for the Rapid Adjudication of Static Analysis Alerts During Continuous Integration (CI) project. This project aims to develop algorithms and...
February 25, 2021
Prof. Hridesh Rajan will serve as the General Chair for SPLASH 2021, the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity. The conference to be held in Chicago, IL from Sunday, October 17, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021 is a premier forum at the...
February 24, 2021
On February 19th, the Department of Computer Science gave a virtual talk to the students enrolled in robotics and programming classes at Aplington-Parkersburg High School.  The students heard talks from Assistant Professor Chris Quinn, Professor Wallapak Tavanapong, and Assistant Professor...
February 16, 2021
The Computer Science Department is sad to learn of our colleague, Dr. Giora Slutzki, who passed away on February 14, 2021. Dr. Giora Slutzki dedicated his life to the university and department during his long career at Iowa State University. We will deeply miss his contributions, wisdom, quick-...
February 12, 2021
The Computer Science Department is sad to learn of the passing of our former faculty, Dr. Alan Selman, who passed away on Jan 22, 2021.  Dr. Alan L. Selman is a pioneer in the field of structural complexity and made seminal contributions while laying the foundations of the field. After...
February 12, 2021
Alumnus Srinivas Aluru, Professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering within the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named ACM Fellow with the Association for Computing Machinery.  Aluru is one of 95 named to this year's...
February 08, 2021
Associate Teaching Professor Adisak Sukul has been selected as a Google Cloud Faculty Expert for 2020-21 for the second continuous year. The Google Cloud Faculty Expert rewards Google Cloud’s top faculty advocates with professional development, recognition, networking opportunities, and access to...
January 15, 2021
ISU Department of Computer Science congratulates the following students for winning the Teaching Excellence or Research Excellence award for Fall 2020:  Teaching Excellence Awardees Tenson Cai "has proven to be extremely dependable and efficient. He had to manage and coordinate the...

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