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March 21, 2012
Tanmoy Sarkar, PhD candidate in Computer Science, won first prize in the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2012. His research work, Dynamic Test Input Generation for Database Applications to Achieve High Mutation Score, addresses the problem of mutation testing for database...
November 22, 2011
Cross-college students Bryce Sandlund (LAS - Computer Science), Kerrick Staley, (ENGR - Computer Engineering), and Devon Eilers (BUS - Management Information Systems) teamed up to take the second place in the regional ACM-International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC), on November 12 ....
October 21, 2011
At the LAS College Alumni Awards ceremony that took place Thursday October 20, Norm Farrington (BS 1970 and MA 1972) was honored for his achievements and longtime relationship with the Computer Science department.  The winter 2008 edition of our alumni newsletter features Norm...
October 21, 2011
At the LAS College Alumni Awards ceremony that took place Thursday October 20, Rebecca Taylor (BS 1984), an outstanding role model for entrepreneurship in technology, was recognized for her outstanding career achievements.  Rebecca Taylor is our B.S. alumna from 1984, and is now IEEE...
October 17, 2011
At the University Awards Convocation held on September 26, 2011, Professor Vasant Honavar was presented with the Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award. The award recognizes superior performance by faculty in training graduate students in research and scholarship leading to doctoral degrees at...
October 11, 2011
Professor Slutzki has been recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant titled "Secrecy-Preserving Reasoning: Foundations, Algorithms, and Software". The award is for a total of about $450,000 over three years.  Much of current research in the area of the Semantic Web aims at...
August 30, 2011
Dr. Harry Brearley, one of the founding faculty members of the Computer Science department, passed away August 26, 2011 at age 85 in Ames, Iowa. Brearley joined ISU in 1965 as a member of the electrical engineering faculty, and helped to found the Computer Science department in 1968. An active...
August 22, 2011
The poster "Ranking Docked Models of Protein-Protein Complexes Using Predicted Partner-Specific Protein-Protein Interfaces: A Preliminary Study" by Li Xue, Rafael Jordan, Yasser El-Manzalawy, Drena Dobbs and Vasant Honavar received the ACM Conference on...
July 20, 2011
The National Science Foundation is funding ISU Computer Science faculty, collaborators, and students to carry out a proof-of-concept research project on applying computer science methods to make DNA nanotechnology more predictable and safe. The ISU Computer Science faculty members on the...
June 14, 2011
Hridesh Rajan, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Iowa State University, was awarded a grant by the US National Science Foundation to improve multicore programming. This award is for a total of $400,000 over three years.  This project focuses on the problem of...
May 25, 2011
What's the value of a computer science education? Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce places mathematical and computer sciences at #3 in the top 10 paying majors, with only petroleum engineering and pharmacy and pharmaceutical services beating it in terms of future pay....
May 06, 2011
Dr. Vasant Honavar, Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, has been appointed to the board of directors for the ACM SIG on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and...
May 06, 2011
Dr. Vasant Honavar, Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, has been named a Fellow of the International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM). In the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, and bioengineering, scientists regularly...
April 21, 2011
The Laboratory for Algorithmic Nanoscale Self-Assemply held a workshop at Simpson College on April 21. The lab is a collaboration that includes faculty members in computer science and the biological sciences at both ISU and Simpson. The main workshop participants were nine...
April 21, 2011
The Laboratory for Algorithmic Nanoscale Self-Assemply held a workshop at Simpson College on April 21. The lab is a collaboration that includes faculty members in computer science and the biological sciences at both ISU and Simpson. The main workshop participants were nine...
April 21, 2011
The ISU Game Development Competition ended Wed. April 19 with three teams taking home top prizes of $10,000 each. Full story here.  WINNING TEAMS  Mobile/Browser Category  First Place  "Colony Commander" by Mammalsoft  Team members:  Pat Clark,...
April 20, 2011
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced the following students are being initiated into Phi Beta Kappa on May 1:  CS Senior Minh Nhat Dong  CS Senior Stephen A. Mueller  CS Senior Amanda Leslie Ranard  CS Senior Nathan John Amundson  Congratulations...
April 06, 2011
The ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes for March 2011 notes that CareerCast.com has named Software Engineering the Best Job of 2011. 
February 28, 2011
Rasna Walia, Computer Science graduate student majoring in BCB, has been selected to participate in the upcoming CRA-W Grad Cohort program. The workshop will take place April 1-2 in Boston, MA. All travel, meals, and lodging expenses are covered for selected students.  The CRA-W Grad Cohort...
February 28, 2011
Software Engineering junior Katie Githens has been invited, with support offered, to attend and present at the 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Githens will present to the CTGDSD Workshop her experience with Computer Science 510X, a spring 2011 ISU course in...
December 08, 2010
Electronic Design magazine includes John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry in their 2010 Engineering Hall of Fame for the design and construction of the first electronic digital computer, the ABC Computer. Inductees of Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame are innovative engineers whose...
October 27, 2010
A patent for CS alum Mike Rothschild (BS, 2009) has finally been issued by the U.S. Patent Office. First reported on by the LAS College in 2008, Rothschild first started working on an idea concerning data encryption while at a work study program with IBM in 2006.  He suggested taking...
October 05, 2010
David Weiss, the Lanh and Oanh Nguyen Endowed Chair of Software Engineering in the ISU Department of Computer Science, delivered a keynote address at the recently held Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft), the premier Brazilian event for software.  CBSoft...
October 04, 2010
Professor Jack Lutz has agreed to contribute to the book Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. This book will be a compilation of many of Turing's most important papers, accompanied by commentaries from present-day scientists. The book is planned for release in late 2011, in time for the 2012...
September 02, 2010
Hridesh Rajan was honored at the ISU 2010 Fall Convocation with the Early Achievement in Research Award. Rajan is also the recipient of a recent NSF grant for his work in programming languages and a 2009 NSF CAREER Award. Rajan directs the laboratory for software design at ISU, which conducts...

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