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December 02, 2019
Iowa State's team, Oak Nation Armada, has advanced to the 2020 ICPC North America Championship!  Oak Nation Armada is one of only 55 teams to advance and is as one of the top university competitive programming teams that will compete for medals, rankings, and to become the 2020 ICPC...
November 24, 2019
Gianfranco Ciardo, Yan-Bin Jia, Guang Song, and Jin Tian all faculty in the Department of Computer Science have been awarded a Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA).  According to ISU Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, "Faculty Professional...
November 24, 2019
Robyn Lutz, a professor in the Department of Computer Science has been awarded the Big-12 Fellowship.  Prof. Lutz will utilize this fellowship to partially support her travel to the University of Texas, Austin next year.  Iowa State University collaborates in a program to stimulate...
October 30, 2019
Computer Science Professor Jack Lutz and Computer Science Lecturer Neil Lutz will both give invited lectures at the Fifteenth International Conference on Computability, Complexity, and Randomness, which will be held June 29-July 3, 2020, at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at...
October 30, 2019
Computer Science Ph.D. student Xiang Huang, advised by Professor Jack Lutz, won the Best Student Presentation Award of the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) for his presentation of the paper "Real-time Equivalence of Chemical Reaction Networks and...
October 25, 2019
Gagan Chopra honored with Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Computer Science [AMES, IOWA, October 25, 2019—] Gagan Chopra, a group program manager and a member of the Technical Leadership Team in Microsoft’s Search and Advertising division, has received the Distinguished...
October 24, 2019
All first-year students are participating in the Computer Science Learning Community For the first time ever, all 170 first-year computer science majors are enrolled in the Computer Science Learning Community this fall. The jump in numbers is due to an effort by the computer science department...
October 13, 2019
Cohen and Lathrop awarded a new NSF grant on Testing Representations of Natural Processes Professor Myra Cohen and Assistant Professor James Lathrop have received a new NSF grant starting this Fall. The grant combines their expertise to develop new testing methods for scientific and molecular...
October 03, 2019
                                                             The Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University...
September 12, 2019
Mikaela Cashman Received Best Student Paper Award at the 23rd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference Graduate student Mikaela Cashman just presented her paper, “DNA as Features: Organic Software Product Lines” at the 23rd International Systems and Software Product...
September 12, 2019
Prof. Jia (Kevin) Liu received the IEEE INFOCOM 2019 Best Paper Award: Prof. Liu’s joint work with Fengjiao Li and Prof. Bo Ji at Temple University received the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2019! The paper is titled “Combinatorial Sleeping Bandits with Fairness...
September 05, 2019
Four computer science students competed in Iowa State University’s Standing Innovation pitch competition at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 10 2019. Saturday, Aug. 10 was designated “LAS Day” at the fair, and the students delivered a pitch, 90 seconds to five minutes long, to fairgoers - about an...
August 26, 2019
Design for Dependability in Systems of Molecular Programs Molecular programming is an emerging nanotechnology that uses the information-processing capabilities of DNA and other biomolecules to create and control very small devices. A newly funded National Science Foundation project by computer...
August 23, 2019
Ali Jannesari, assistant professor of computer science has earned a Distinguished Paper award in the Euro-Par 2019 conference. His work, “Enhancing the Programmability and Performance Portability of GPU Tensor Operations” earned the prestigious accolade. Euro-Par has been established as one of...
May 03, 2019
Obstacles to overcome before operating fleets of drones becomes reality Borzoo Bonakdarpour is working on ways to improve efficiency and maintain security when operating a fleet of drones. Photo courtesy of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Read more here: https://www.news....
April 11, 2019
Dillon Jensen (’21 computer science) was awarded first place for his business idea which provides breweries with a dashboard of real-time performance data, utilizing micro devices. Jensen received a cash prize and advanced to the ISU Innovation Pitch Off on March 7, 2019. To read more, click...
April 11, 2019
Leslie Valiant, T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University’s John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, delivered Iowa State University’s Department of Computer Science 2019 Robert Stewart Distinguished Lecture on March 8,...
February 13, 2019
Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hosting a lecture presented by Borzoo Bonakdarpour, assistant professor of computer science, on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in the Iowa State Memorial Sun Room. The lecture is part of the College of Liberal Arts and...
November 02, 2018
Ames, Iowa—Iowa State University's Department of Computer Science honored Sean R. Stanek with the Department of Computer Science Young Alumni Award at an honors and awards ceremony on October 25, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. The award recognizes outstanding early career alumni from the Department of...
November 02, 2018
Ames, Iowa—Iowa State University's Department of Computer Science honored Charlie Hunt with the Department of Computer Science Distinguished Alumni Award at an honors and awards ceremony on October 25, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. The award recognizes outstanding alumni from the Department of Computer...
October 31, 2018
2018/10/31 Wed 12:19am Team Coaches Please verify eligibility for EACH member of your teams and let the site director (prabhu@iastate.edu) know by Friday this week if there are any ineligible contestants. 2018/10/31 Wed 11:33am Team Coaches...
October 24, 2018
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, faculty with the Department of Computer Science, received an NSF grant, as a sole PI to develop model checking techniques for hyperproperties. The award will span three years, and include a total of $350,000. Hyperperoperties is a uniform formalism to express and reason about...

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