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    Summer internships provide a rich landscape , article

    Computer science students--both undergraduate and graduates from the Department of Computer Science landed some premiere internships with companies across the globe. While some are interning in a physical office setting , others are working remotely for companies, labs, and programs.

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    10 Things to Know About Sally Hamouda , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomed visiting assistant professor Sally Hamouda during the spring 2022 semester. She will begin the fall semester as a collegiate faculty member. She indulged us by sharing 10 things about herself, ranging from her research interests, favorite things about her job, to how she strikes a work/life balance.

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    Celebrating the 2022 Engineering Dean's Awards of Excellence , article

    The Department of Computer Science was well represented, with five faculty members being recognized for their excellence in research and service, along with faculty fellow and outstanding new assistant professor citations.

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    10 Things to Know About Debswapna Bhattacharya , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomed associate professor Debswapna Bhattacharya during the spring 2022 semester. He indulged us by sharing 10 things about himself, ranging from his research interests, what brought him to Virginia Tech, to some of his favorite hobbies.

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    Emily Adams Named 2022 Outstanding Senior , article

    “I would like to thank both Professors Ellis and Kulak for inspiring me and encouraging me to pursue graduate school,” said Adams. “I would also like to thank my advisor, Ryan Underwood, for being so supportive and always knowing where to find the answers.”

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    Aakash Gautam Awarded the 2022 SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award , article

    “I came to Virginia Tech to work on educational technology. That was my passion and I still believe that learning and education is a way to gain power and to realize substantial change in society,” said Aakash Gautam, Virginia Tech 2021 alumni and now assistant professor at San Francisco State University.

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    'Lace' takes center stage at ACCelerate Festival , article

    LACE, a collaborative project that melds art and engineering to distill abstract concepts of blockchain computing into a tangible experience, made a grand appearance at the 2022 ACCelerate Creativity + Innovation Festival April 8-10.

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    Virginia Tech's 3D User Interface Expertise Awarded , article

    Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science 3D Interaction Group team took first place at the 20th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Virtual Reality + 3D User Interfaces (UI) 3DUI contest held March 12-16. This is their 2nd win in a row, and their 6th overall since the contest began in 2010.

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    Dimitrios Nikolopoulos inducted into the Inaugural Class of IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributors , article

    The IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor Program was introduced in 2021 as part of the Society’s 75th Anniversary. The program showcases the immense combined technical expertise and innovation power of its membership while recognizing volunteer commitment.

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    Ismini Lourentzou awarded NSF grant to develop infrastructure for more effective AI in U.S. manufacturing industry , article

    Because artificial intelligence benefits from training on large datasets, trying to implement AI within the U.S. manufacturing industry poses a critical problem, according to Ismini Lourentzou, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and faculty at the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.

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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: Leidos , article

    Virginia Tech has been one of if not the best university Leidos has had the privilege of partnering with. The main denominator to our relationship with Virginia Tech is the diverse support we receive from all facets of the university.

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    Scholarships enrich computer scientists' global perspectives , article

    Gather tens of thousands of motivated technologists to network, learn, and grow, and undoubtedly, there is magic.

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    Career fair brings together more than 30 companies for in-person and virtual connections , article

    The spring CS|Source career fair will be hosting two career days to provide optimum touchpoints for students and employers to connect. Close to 30 companies will be participating in the two-day events, including new CS|Source companies Leidos and Pearson.

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    Virginia Tech introduces Blockchain Certificate Program , article

    Virginia Tech is launching a new Blockchain Certificate Program for the spring 2022 semester. In the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Blockchain at Virginia Tech is distinctive as it focuses on blockchain applications that serve humanity and advances the potential of the technology.

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    Seniors get a window into life as an entrepreneur , article

    Senior seminar students had a special front-row seat to hear from seven computer science alumni who have been active in entrepreneurial ventures during the fall 2021 semester.

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    Doug Bowman receives ISMAR Career Impact Award , article

    Doug Bowman, the Frank J. Maher Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, has received the Career Impact Award from the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR). It is considered the premier international conference for research in mixed and augmented reality.

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    Meet Lalitha Kuppa: A Luminary in STEM , article

    As a third-year computer science major, Kuppa's achievements in the field and extensive involvement within Virginia Tech’s engineering community have earned her an Association for Computing Machinery Women (ACM-W) scholarship to attend the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, also known as SC Conference.

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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: L3Harris , article

    What distinguishes Virginia Tech students as potential employees? L3Harris says attitude is everything! "We are a growing and innovative company that is looking for students with similar attitude! Interests in learning and trying new things really stands out and advances both your skillset and our business opportunities."

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    Virginia Tech designated as a mission-critical computing research site , article

    Virginia Tech serves as one of four universities designated as a research site for NSF's Center for Space, High-Performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC), a distinction it shares with the University of Pittsburgh, Brigham Young University, and the University of Florida.

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    Josh Cole strikes a perfect chord with the Virginia National Guard , article

    "I want to thank Virginia Tech for being flexible and patient with their veteran students," says Josh Cole, a computer science student veteran. "It is gratifying to know that Virginia Tech is providing resources for their veteran students where they can feel nice and comfortable.”

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