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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 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...
January 15, 2021
Associate Professor Jin Tian has been invited to join the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing Program on Causality at the University of California, Berkeley. The program will take place from January 11 through May 13, 2022.    The Simons Institute...
January 14, 2021
To recognize the best teaching, advising, and mentoring across the university, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partners with ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the...
January 04, 2021
The 2019 National Academies report, Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects, states that quantum computing has the potential to "transcend current computational boundaries" and "transform our understanding of the universe."  Public and private investments in quantum information science are...
December 14, 2020
Iowa State University’s Software Analytics and Pervasive Parallelism Laboratory in collaboration with Laboratory for Parallel Programming, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany released the open-source profiling and parallelization framework DiscoPoP, a contribution to HPC and parallel...
December 14, 2020
Since Randy Bryant’s 1986 seminal paper on Binary Decision Diagrams, a data structure that can compactly encode many boolean functions of interest, BDDs have had enormous success in practical applications, including hardware and software verification, model checking, and general exhaustive...
December 14, 2020
Kingland Professor Hridesh Rajan served as the general chair for the SPLASH 2020, the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity which will be held November 15 through November 20. SPLASH is one of the premier conference on the...
December 14, 2020
Professor Jack Lutz and Affiliate Assistant Professor Neil Lutz discovered a strong, information-theoretic connection between classical and algorithmic fractal dimensions.  This connection is analogous to Levin's famous coding theorem in algorithmic information theory.  The key to the...
December 11, 2020
by Nikki Cypser, Lean TECHniques  Lean TECHniques coordinated a student project with the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University (ISU) during the Fall 2020 semester. A group of five seniors worked on an augmented reality (AR) app for rental concierge. The collaboration...
December 07, 2020
Hridesh Rajan, the Kingland Professor of Data Analytics or Cognitive Machine Learning and chair of computer science, has been named AAAS Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Rajan is one of six Iowa State researchers named to this year's...

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