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February 22, 2008
On February 8th, twelve undergrads spent the entire day at Cargill's office at Minnetonka, Minnesota job-shadowing COMS alumni! This trip provided freshmen a unique opportunity to see for themselves the varied activities IT employees are engaged in on a day-to-day basis. The feedback has been...
January 21, 2008
The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded a 3-year, $1,000,000 grant to a team led by Professor Vasant Honavar of the Department of Computer Science and Professor James Reecy of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University and Professor Anne Kwitek of the Department of...
December 20, 2007
Yan-Bin Jia, associate professor, was recently selected as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), the flagship publication in automation. His term will begin in January 2008 with possibility to extend beyond 2009. 
December 03, 2007
Four security informatics projects led by Computer Science Faculty have been selected for funding by the Center for Information Protection (CIP), an Industry-University Coperative Research Center supported by the National Science Foundationand several industrial partners including Boeing, Raytheon...
November 05, 2007
The 32nd ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the Battle of the Brains, challenges students to solve real-world computer programming problems under a grueling, five-hour deadline. The contest pits teams of three university students against eight or more complex,...
November 04, 2007
Michael Rothschild, junior in Computer Science who will graduate in Spring'08, came up with the inspiration for his patent while engaged in a co-op with IBM in Fall'06. IBM had wanted some of its development teams to improve database design. Michael tweaked an idea a little with his team leader and...
October 24, 2007
Steve Shaner, PhD student of Professor Gary Leavens, today won the "Best Student Paper" award from the International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications(OOPSLA) in Montreal, Canada. The paper is the following:  Steve M. Shaner and Gary T....
September 06, 2007
Professor Yan-Bin Jia has received from the US National Science Foundation a 1-year, $74,999 Special Grant for Exploratory Research (SGER) to investigate how to model the deformations of grasped objects.  A main thrust of the project will be on the search for a geometric formulation of surface...
September 06, 2007
The US National Science Foundation has awarded a 3-year, $250,000 CyberTrust Grant to a team led by Professors Wensheng Zhang and Johnny Wong of Computer Science Department and Professor Daji Qiao of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to develop an Integrated Solution to Provide Privacy...
August 16, 2007
The US National Science Foundation has awarded a 3-year, $449,999 grant to a team led by Professor Vasant Honavar ofComputer Science to develop algorithms and software for collaborative, integrative analysis of large, semantically heterogeneous data sets. Advances in networks, sensors, storage,...
July 26, 2007
The Java Modeling Language(JML) is a formal specification language that can document detailed designs of Java classes and interfaces. JML has been used by many formal methods researchers in different projects such as the ESC/Java extended static checker, the Daikon invariant detector,the Bogor...
July 06, 2007
Colonoscopy is an endoscopic technique that allows a physician to inspect  the inside of the human colon to screen for colorectal cancer---the second  leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Millions of colonoscopic  procedures are performed annually. However, an objective...
July 05, 2007
The paper "A cost-sensitive model for preemptive intrusion response system" authored by Computer Science Ph.D. studentNatalia Stakhanova and Computer Science faculty Samik Basu and Johnny Wong received the Nokia Best Student Paper Award at 21st IEEE International...
July 05, 2007
Accurate knowledge of protein structures is important for predicting protein function, and structure-based drug design for therapeutics. The gap between the number of experimentally determined structures and the number of known sequences continues to increase at a rapid rate. Hence, there is an...
June 25, 2007
The US National Science Foundation has awarded a 3-year, $335,000 grant to Computer Science professors Samik Basu,Vasant Honavar, and Robyn Lutz. The Web services are beginning to play an increasingly important role in scientific, engineering, government, health-care, and business applications....
June 21, 2007
Dr. Shu-Hui (Susan) Chang is recognized by the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Project (ECP) for Teaching Best Practice for her course research and the movement to a fully online format while preserving student satisfaction and success.  The Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course...
May 28, 2007
Professors Vasant Honavar and Gary Leavens are among the 142 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) members worldwide selected for recognition as senior members based on nominations received during 2006. The senior member designation recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional...
April 10, 2007
A research project on "Computer-aided Quality Control for Colonoscopy" led by ISU Profs. Wallapak Tavanapong and Johnny Wong has recently received funding of $50,000 from Mayo Clinic Rochester, $25,000 from Iowa State Research Foundation (ISURF), and $10,000 from the ISU Institute for Physical...
April 09, 2007
Guillermo Hernandez, a senior in Computer Engineering, was selected to present his research on Smart Home in the First Annual Iowa State University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Guillermo has been engaged in research with the ISU Smart Home, which is directed by Drs. Carl Chang, Simanta...
April 03, 2007
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, whose mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and to increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women, and Google Inc. have awarded Computer Science undergraduate student Debra Lauterbach a $1000...
March 30, 2007
Professor Jack Lutz is one of twelve scientists in the largest project that the National Science Foundation has funded to date in the Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences program.  In this project, Professor Lutz will work with computer scientists and mathematicians at UC...
March 13, 2007
Bancha Doungratanaex-chai, a Spring'07 graduating senior in Computer Science, has been selected to present his research on Endoscpoic Multimedia Information Systems (EMIS) in the First Annual Iowa State University Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is scheduled to be held on April...
March 09, 2007
Matthew Miller, an undergraduate student in Computer Science has been selected to present his research on Statistical Machine Learning on Distributed Data in the First Annual Iowa State University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Matt Miller has been engaged in research in the ISU Artificial...
February 26, 2007
The Center for Integrative Animal Genomics (CIAG) recently awarded a $50,000, 2-year grant to the Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery (CCILD) which, together with an additional $50,000 in matching funds from CCILD, will be used to support a CCILD Research Associate. The...
February 26, 2007
Two undergraduates at Iowa State University performing undergraduate research in the Department of Computer Science are selected to participate in the second annual "Research in the Capitol" event at the Iowa State House in Des Moines on Monday March 5, 2007. This competitive selection was based on...

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