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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...
November 12, 2013
Iowa State University is reporting a record enrollment of 33,241 students for fall 2013. Enrollment numbers in computer science are also jumping due to wide recognition of the availability of jobs in computing and top salaries for CS majors in a wide variety of industries. Department Chair Johnny...
November 12, 2013
During the LAS fall homecoming awards ceremony on November 7, Matthew Renze (BS 2011) was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award by the CS department. Matthew is a regular visitor to Gloria Cain's careers class each year, has represented the department at high school career fairs, and served as...
November 12, 2013
During the LAS fall homecoming awards ceremony on November 7, George Strawn (PhD 1969) was awarded the Alumni Career Achievements Award by the CS department. George is currently the Director of the National Coordination Office for U.S. Networking and IT Research and Development, and serves as the...
November 11, 2013
Tyler Uhlenkamp (Junior, SE), Mingwei Lin (Senior, CS) and Minsuk Kang (Senior, CS) took home the first prize honors at the Regional ACM ICPC competition November 9 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The team placed first among all teams in the Midwest US division (over 200 participating teams...
November 08, 2013
Eight teams of ISU computing students are competing this weekend at the ACM ICPC Regionals in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend. Good luck to all the teams!  Also this weekend, four undergraduate students, Max Peterson (SE, Senior), Michael Davis (SE, Senior), Theisen Sanders (CS, Senior, and...
November 07, 2013
On October 4, 2013 Carl Chang delivered a plenary talk onGrowing Out of ABC, the heart and soul of software engineering at the 2013 International Conference on Automatics and Informatics - 110 Years of the Birth of Dr. John V. Atanasoff, jointly organized by the Federation of Scientific...
November 04, 2013
Robert Dyer competed in the ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition (ACM SRC) at the SPLASH/OOPSLA conference (October 26-31) in Indianapolis. The competition is an internationally-recognized venue that enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share their...
September 13, 2013
Hridesh Rajan and Tien Nguyen have received an NSF EAGER grant for the Boa project. NSF EAGER grants are used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative research ideas or approaches. Projects funded under EAGER are sometimes considered...
September 10, 2013
The Software Engineering Program at ISU is now officially accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  ABET accreditation is a voluntary, 18 month process undertaken to ensure continual improvement of the educational experience for students, the adoption of best...
August 08, 2013
Xiaoqiu Huang has developed a number of computer programs for analysis of DNA and protein sequences. In 2003, he finalized the first version of PCAP (Parallel Contig Assembly Program), through funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute. He continues to improve the program as new...
July 19, 2013
Dr. Johnny Wong, Professor and Associate Chair of Computer Science, has been appointed Interim Department Chair by LAS Dean Schmittmann for July 1 - December 31, 2013. Dr. Wong has been a faculty member in Computer Science since 1987. He has served as Associate Chair since 2004.  Gianfranco...
July 17, 2013
Computer Science PhD student Harris Lin received the best student paper award at the 2013 IEEE Big Data Congress for his paper "Learning Classifiers from Chains of Multiple Interlinked RDF Data Stores" which he coauthored with his advisor Professor Vasant Honavar....
April 16, 2013
Feng Guo, PhD student with Yan Bin Jia's Robotics Laboratory, has recently been awarded the 2013 Tom Miller Fellowship for his research work in robotics. He will present his latest results at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Animation (ICRA), to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in May...
April 16, 2013
Robert Dyer, Computer Science PhD student advised by Dr. Hridesh Rajan, will be presenting a paper in the Technical Research Track at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2013, this May in San Francisco. His work with the Boa project attracted the attention of the CS Awards...
January 14, 2013
Computer Science at Iowa State has a number of outstanding women students. Two of them are Cassidy and Camryn Williams. These sisters both major in Computer Science and aspire to make an impact not just on women in computing, but all students in computing. "This major seems to have a lot of...
January 03, 2013
Professor Carl Chang delivered a keynote speech on Smart Cities at the APEC Smart City Industrial Technology Cooperation Forum. Smart Cities promise to bring about a new global economy that is worth billions of dollars. Industrial giants such as IBM, Siemens, Toshiba, ABB have all ironed out...
December 11, 2012
ISU Computer Science alum Dave Doty (Ph.D., 2009, now a Computing Innovation Fellow and Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech) has an invited Review Article,"Theory of Algorithmic Self Assembly," in the December, 2012, issue of Communications of the...
November 14, 2012
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November 05, 2012
Professor Carl Chang delivered the first distinguished lecture Towards in situ Software Engineering Technologies on October 10 in a series of four lectures at Peking University in China, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer...
September 11, 2012
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $925,000 research grant to Computer Science faculty members Jack Lutz, Robyn Lutz, and Jim Lathrop, and Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology faculty member Eric Henderson for research in DNA nanotechnology.  DNA nanotechnology,...
July 16, 2012
Dr. David Weiss recently traveled to Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications (NUPT) to oversee the signing of the Sequential Undergraduate Plus Graduate Degree Program (3+1+1) in Software Engineering. Dr. Zhen Yang, President and Professor at NUPT signed the agreement on July 3. The...
May 22, 2012
Bryce Sandlund, Kerrick Staley, and Deveon Eilers returned to Ames from the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Warsaw with an honorable mention. The team from ISU was one of only 18 teams from the U.S. to qualify for the world finals. The top winner of the competition was from St. Petersburg State university...
April 30, 2012
Dr. Guang Song has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure for 2012, along with 13 other faculty in the LAS College. Song studied theoretical physics for his bachelor's and master's degrees, working on computer modeling and simulation of relativistic heavy-ions collisions. The basic...

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