News from Computer Science
Article ItemVirginia Tech secures top placements in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 online rankings , article
According to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs rankings, Virginia Tech’s online master’s degree in information technology is the nation’s fourth best and is ranked No. 1 for veterans. The online graduate engineering program has also maintained a position in the top 20 of the Best Online Master’s Engineering Programs this year, with a ranking of No. 16.
Article ItemAspiring drone pilots get a little help earning their wings , article
The Virginia Tech Drone Park's latest initiative is offering small grants to help students get more serious about drones by bringing them closer to a key certification.
Article ItemInnovation Campus program attracts students from array of backgrounds , article
Meet four members of the first Virginia Tech Innovation Campus class. They share a common goal: earning a master’s degree that will quickly advance their careers.
Article Item$10M gift will help fuel discoveries at Innovation Campus , article
Virginia Tech’s growing impact in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area will receive a significant boost thanks to a multimillion-dollar gift from Octo founder and CEO Mehul Sanghani ’98 and his wife, Hema Sanghani ’99.
Article ItemScholarship honors the legacy of Terry Arthur's dedication to students , article
The scholarship is to be given to undergraduate students who show an interest in studying computer science and who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is also directed toward students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education.
Article ItemComputer science professor’s photo sleuth software helps investigate 150-year mystery of John Wilkes Booth , article
With its 30,000-strong photo database, the Civil War Photo Sleuth, led by computer science professor Kurt Luther, was recently tapped by the History Channel to provide timely evidence to a 150-year mystery about John Wilkes Booth.
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.
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