News from Computer Science
Article ItemComputer science welcomes eight new faculty members , article
Eight new faculty have joined the Department of Computer Science this year, bringing the total number of faculty to nearly 60 at campuses in Blacksburg and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area. In addition, five faculty members have accepted offers with start dates in 2021.
Article ItemNSF grant unites diverse Virginia Tech team to improve in-home physical therapy , article
The VTC Smart Rehab Lab will use the $1.1 million National Science Foundation award to further development of tools and an innovated fused human and machine knowledge base that could open the door to wider access to physical therapy.
Article ItemWorld Wildlife Fund partners with Discovery Analytics Center on automated system to help save forests , article
For the first time, researchers at the Discovery Analytics Center will use an automated data analytics system to help identify suspicious timber trade records that relate to possible illegal activity.
Article ItemVeterans Day vigil offers cadets, campus time to reflect at Virginia Tech , article
“While you stand unmoving on the Pylons without the usual daily distractions of your cell phone, friends, and homework, you are given an excellent chance to reflect on what it means to be an American and what it means to be free,” says Cadet Grace Hall, a senior in Air Force ROTC majoring in aerospace engineering.
Article ItemTeam taps into wastewater antibiotic-resistant gene monitoring , article
“This really excites me because we can really be proactive,” said Liqing Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and NSF principal investigator. “The need for wastewater monitoring has been recognized internationally, but there is no unified cyberinfrastructure system in place to enable the monitoring.”
Article ItemAerospace, Defense, and Intelligence Career Fair taking place on Oct. 1 , article
The virtual event aims to connect employers in the intelligence, defense, and aerospace communities with top engineering students for potential internship, co-operative, and/or full-time employment opportunities in the national security field.
Article ItemScholarships drive Innovation Campus' first graduate degree program , article
Steven Barnett, a scholarship recipient, will join Lance Collins, vice president and executive director of the Innovation Campus, for a virtual Tech on Tap panel on Sept. 23 to discuss his perspectives on the new Innovation Campus master of engineering in computer science program.
Article ItemEarly career faculty earn 14 National Science Foundation CAREER awards , article
Over the past 25 years, Virginia Tech researchers have earned 171 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards (CAREER). For the 2020 fiscal year, 14 Virginia Tech early career scientists and engineers have been granted CAREER awards, totaling over $4 million in research funding.
Article ItemPowered by artificial intelligence, CT scans could fill gaps in COVID-19 testing , article
Algorithms that boost the resolution of lung scans can help doctors visualize telltale signs of COVID-19, potentially offering a faster, more accurate way to test for the disease.
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