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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...
November 17, 2020
November 13, 2020
Iowa State University’s Laboratory for Molecular Programming reveals a ”blind spot” in the analysis of very large systems and offers a way to close the gap.  When computer scientists want to confirm that a molecular programmed system behaves as intended, they often turn to simulation,...
October 30, 2020
Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced the appointment of Kingland Systems Professor of Data Analytics Hridesh Rajan as chair of the Department of Computer Science.
October 28, 2020
David Fernández-Baca, professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dale D. Grosvenor Chair award.
September 11, 2020
Assistant Professor Qi Li along with Assistant Professor Sihong Xie from Lehigh University have received a new NSF grant starting this Fall. The grant developed algorithms, systems, and theories for exploiting data dependencies in crowdsourcing.  Data are abundantly available to...
August 28, 2020
ISU Department of Computer Science authors have had two papers receive an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.  Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT) encourages SIGSOFT-sponsored conferences to designate a number of...
July 30, 2020
Graduate student Rangeet Pan earned second place at the ACM Student Research Competition at 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2020 for his work that shows that fixing certain bugs decreases the robustness of deep neural networks.  Rangeet Pan is a Ph.D. student...
July 29, 2020
Dr. Jia (Kevin) Liu has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of...
July 29, 2020
The EAPLS Best Paper Award 2020 is awarded to the paper "An Empirical Study on the Use and Misuse of Java 8 Streams", by Raffi Khatchadourian, Yiming Tang, Mehdi Bagherzadeh (Ph.D. '16 computer science) and Baishakhi Ray. This paper has been published in the proceedings of the 23rd...
May 26, 2020
ISU Research Highlights Prevalence of Unfairness in Machine Learning Models Recently, machine learning models are used increasingly in important decision-making that affects human lives. Many critical decisions are being made by machine learning based automated software such as approving bank...
February 17, 2020
Dr. Adisak Sukul has been selected as a Google Cloud Faculty Expert for 2019-2020. The Faculty Experts program supports Google Cloud’s top advocates in helping other educators explore the benefits of Cloud in the classroom. Also, help others to take advantage of perks like professional...
February 06, 2020
Dr. Jia (Kevin) Liu has two papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2020 (acceptance rate: 19.8%).  One paper is on exploring best arm with top reward-cost ratio in multi-armed bandits, while the other is on network-distributed learning with differential-coded compressors. ACM WWW 2020 (...

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