News from Computer Science
Article ItemChromosome structure inspires intricate works of art , article
Virginia Tech professors of entomology, computer science, and art are uncovering scientific solutions using an innovative mix of computational modeling and artistic vision.
Article ItemTanushree Mitra among first to receive research grant providing access to Facebook data , article
The assistant professor of computer science and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center is also one of only two women to receive the Social Media and Democracy Research Grant. Mitra and her team will study how misinformation and other problematic content spread on the platform.
Article ItemHybrid Electric Vehicle Team places second in first year of EcoCAR Mobility Challenge , article
The team will receive a 2019 Chevy Blazer in August 2019, which they will modify to incorporate their designs from year one.
Article ItemNa Meng receives NSF CAREER award to improve the programming environment , article
Meng’s project, titled “Data-Driven Debugging of Complex Program Changes,” will span five years with the goals of increasing programmer productivity and improving software reliability.
Article ItemHokies are finalists in NASA contest to design space helmets of the future , article
Seven Hokies spanning a variety of majors - and dubbed the HokieNauts - are among the 12 finalists in a national NASA-sponsored competition to design informational digital displays to fit inside an astronaut’s helmet.
Article ItemDimitrios Nikolopoulos named John W. Hancock Professor of Engineering , article
Nikolopoulos will rejoin the Department of Computer Science later this summer. He brings to Virginia Tech a world-class record of scholarship, teaching, service, and outreach, most recently serving as a professor of high performance and distributed computing at Queen's University Belfast.
Article ItemIn memoriam: Lawrence Sewell, computer engineer who designed, built Math Emporium computer system , article
Sewell, a retired Virginia Tech computer engineer, designed and built the Math Emporium’s massive core computer system that encompasses online textbooks, practice problems, asynchronous tests and quizzes, and assignments for more than 8,000 math students annually.
Article ItemNew master's degree for Innovation Campus , article
The degree is designed to prepare graduates for mid-level and advanced positions in industries related to computing technology.
Article ItemBeyond Queen’s stomp-stomp-clap: Computer scientist finds social media boosts engagement during live shows , article
Sang Won Lee, an assistant professor of computer science in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, and his collaborators tested some theories about not only engaging large audiences, but sustaining that engagement in a live music performance.
Article ItemBoard of Visitors sets university budget at $1.66 billion for 2019-20 fiscal year; strategic plan approved , article
This budget increase reflects changes in nongeneral fund revenues for 2019-20 and the outcomes of the 2019 General Assembly session that will impact the 2019-20 General Fund appropriation.
Article ItemVirginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Scholars program inspires and empowers , article
Hundreds of students across the classes of 2021 and 2022 have benefited from the Beyond Boundaries Scholars program, which in August will expand to benefit incoming members of the class of 2023.
Article ItemClass of 2019: Nicholas Hardy, computer as self , article
"Computer as self" is a riff on the Japanese metaphor for rice as identity. And it can easily be applied to Hardy, a computer science major and Japanese studies minor.
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