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February 04, 2016
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will honor Jack Lutz, professor with the Department of Computer Science, with a reception on February 10th, from 11:30-12:30 in 302 Catt Hall. Lutz has been named as the recipient of the Scott Hanna Faculty Fellowship. Refreshments will be served. Lutz...
January 25, 2016
In today’s world, individuals, society, and nations all depend on software to manage critical infrastructures for power, banking and finance, air traffic control, telecommunications, transportation, national defense, and healthcare. Dr. Hridesh Rajan, at Iowa State University (ISU)’s Department of...
November 06, 2015
NSF division of Computing and Communication Foundations has funded a two year project to be conducted by Dr. Samik Basu to investigate the application of formal methods, particularly model checking techniques, to analyze information propagation problems as they relate to computer security,...
November 02, 2015
On Saturday, October 31, 2015, the Computer Science Department sent programming teams to compete against hundreds of other collegiate programmers in the ACM North Central North America region (NCNA). With more than 1,500 teams from around the world vying for a spot at the International Collegiate...
October 08, 2015
Federated Plant Database Initiative for the Legumes, Award IOS-1444806, National Science Foundation, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, 2015-2018 (PI). Co-PIs: Steven B. Cannon (USDA-ARS/Iowa State University), Christopher D. Town (J. Craig Venter Institute), Andrew D. Farmer (National...
October 02, 2015
Future cyber-molecular systems such as biosensors and drug therapeutics must operate safely in a dynamic physical environment.   A newly funded project by computer science faculty Robyn Lutz, Jack Lutz, and Jim Lathrop, and GDCB faculty Eric Henderson,  will help design cyber-molecular systems that...
August 14, 2015
A project by Prof. Robyn Lutz will use product-line analysis and traceability techniques to make it easier to compose safety cases for new products. The work is collaborative with Dr. Jane Cleland-Huang at DePaul University. http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1513717
August 01, 2015
Thanks to the hard work of the IT support staff over the summer, the infrastructure from the departmental server room previously housed in Atanasoff 0116B has been successfully migrated to the server room in Pearson Hall and the University data center in Durham hall.  The migration was...
June 12, 2015
The US National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1,426,917 research grant to ISU Computer Science faculty members Hridesh Rajan and Tien N. Nguyen and BGSU Computer Science faculty member Robert Dyer for research on Big Data in Software Engineering.  Big Data in Software...
May 28, 2015
On Saturday, April 18th, K-12 students from around Iowa gathered at Atanasoff Hall to participate in the 2015 Spring Annual Computational Thinking Competition. Students showcased projects in a wide variety of areas; ranging from games, robotics and new innovative ideas and...
May 11, 2015
Criteria for eligibility include demonstrated exceptional performance over a number of years at solving under time constraints problems that are at the difficulty level of programming contests (such as the ACM International Programming Contest). It is not required that the student must have...
April 24, 2015
Wei Le (Co-PI), joint with Suraj Kothari(PI) and Srikanta Tirthapura (Co-PI) from the ECE department, and Jeremías Sauceda from EnSoft (Co-PI), receives a $4.65 million DARPAR award (contract FA8750-15-2-0080) to develop a system to detect resource usage vulnerabilities within software. The award...
January 27, 2015
David Weiss was named a 2015 Fellow by IEEE, the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers for his "contributions to software measurement and product line engineering," according to IEEE.  Robyn Lutz was named a 2014 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Scientist....
November 14, 2014
You can view the details here:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1422134&HistoricalAwards=false 
November 14, 2014
Congratulations to the ISU team of "Trevor Boone, Jacob Smith, and Tyler Uhlenkamp" who have qualified for the ACM-ICPC 2015 World Finals by coming second out of more that 270 teams at the North Central North America regionals contest on Nov 8th! The contest pits teams of three students against...
October 02, 2014
Carl K. Chang, Professor of Computer Science from Iowa State University, was selected by the China Computer Federation (CCF), the largest national professional association (a sister society of IEEE Computer Society) in China, established in 1956, to receive the 2014 Annual Award for Overseas...
September 19, 2014
The paper "Automated Requirements Analysis for a Molecular Watchdog Timer", by Samuel J. Ellis, Eric R. Henderson, Titus H. Klinge, James I. Lathrop, Jack H. Lutz, Robyn R. Lutz, Divita Mathur, and Andrew S. Miner, received the IFIP TC2 Manfred Paul Award "for Excellence in Software: Theory and...
July 28, 2014
Dr. Yan-Bin Jia has been awarded a $499,889 grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, From Impact to Impulsive Manipulation.  Abstract is following:  When people work, they often take advantage of impacts between objects, for example, a worker impacts a nail with a...
July 10, 2014
Dr. Kathryn Stolee has been awarded a $72,950 EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation for her proposal, Demonstrating the Feasibility of Automatic Program Repair Guided by Semantic Code Search. This grant is in collaboration with Dr. Claire Le Goues at Carnegie Melon University and Dr....
July 07, 2014
Dr. Hridesh Rajan has been awarded a $450,098 grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal to continue research and development of the capsule-oriented programming paradigm, a project that will increase the ability of sequentially trained programmers to write concurrent programs....
May 24, 2014
On May 24, Carl K. Chang received the recognition as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus at National Central University in Taiwan. Chang graduated from NCU with his BS degree in Mathematics in 1974. In a fully packed auditorium Chang delivered his acceptance speech where he gave special thanks to his...
May 09, 2014
Donald Nye and Michael Ore have been recognized as this year's top problem solvers! Criteria for eligibility includes exceptional performance at solving problems under time constraints and at the difficulty level of programming contests such as the ACM International Programming Contest. Only...
April 22, 2014
A server in the Computer Science department was the subject of a data breach incident. More information can be found at the following link: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2014/04/22/serverbreach
April 18, 2014
On April 4th, Carl. K Chang accepted an honorary professorship extended by Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), one of the top national public research universities in China. Vice President of HUST, Dr. Mingqing Luo, conferred the certificate in person to Dr. Chang. The ceremony...
February 03, 2014
The 'Smart Home Lab' research group in Computer Science, including Dr.Wong and Dr. Chang, has partnered with faculty from the College of Design and the College of Human Sciences to apply technology solutions to the needs of the residents in a local community. More information can be found in...

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