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    Students cite Tapia conference as a life-changing experience , article

    “My experience taught me the importance of diversity in our field. None of this would have been possible without the scholarship from the Department of Computer Science. The Tapia Conference has completely changed my life,” said junior Van Ha Tran Nguyen.”

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    Graduate students and faculty receive outstanding paper awards for extreme computing research , article

    “Being recognized by the IEEE Conference is a valuable milestone in my research career,” said Karim Youssef, a a sixth year Ph.D. student. “Besides the sense of accomplishment, the Outstanding Student Paper Award reflects the impact of the research outcome, and paves the way for more contributions in the field of scalable data science.”

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    10 Things to Know About Brendan David-John , article

    Brendan David-John recently indulged us by sharing 10 things about himself, including how his research is at the intersection of computer graphics, perception, and eye tracking. He also has been a longtime advocate for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and will serve as a co-advisor of the AISES @VT student chapter to support the campus community.

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    Did Someone Say, "We're Hiring!" , article

    Calling all computer science Hokies to bring their A-game to the CS|Source career fair on Monday, September 12 from 12:30-5:30 pm, featuring more than 40 companies. Last year, support from the CS|Source participating companies provided more than $100,000 in scholarship support to 50 Virginia Tech computer science students.

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    Eight faculty members join the department this fall , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes eight new faculty members this fall, bringing the total number of departmental faculty to more than 70. This new cohort will have teaching/research appointments at both the Blacksburg campus as well as the Innovation Campus in the greater Washington D.C., metro area.

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    10 Things to Know About Tessema Mengistu , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes Tessema Mengistu as collegiate assistant professor for the fall semester. One of the many factors that attract Mengistu to Virginia Tech is the K-12 program at the Innovation Campus, which is committed to inspiring young students to pursue their interests in STEM education.

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    10 Things to Know About Reza Jafari , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes Reza Jafari as a collegiate associate professor for the fall semester. Reza indulged us by sharing 10 things about himself, including why he chose Virginia Tech and why he is so excited to work with graduate students and looks forward to being a part of the Innovation Campus in Alexandria.

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    10 Things to Know About Siwei Cao , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes Siwei Cao as an instructor for the fall semester, having previously served as an adjunct faculty at the College of Science and Technology at Temple University. She recently indulged us by sharing 10 things about herself, ranging from the favorite things about her job to her hobbies and some of the ways she relaxes.

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    Daniel Tolessa digs deeper into data sciences through funded research fellowship , article

    Computer science junior Daniel Tolessa is putting his data science research skills to the test this summer at Tuft University. He was one of 10 students selected nationwide to receive a $10,000 undergraduate education fellowship through the Last Mile Education Fund.

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    10 Things to Know About Dawei Zhou , article

    The Department of Computer Science welcomed assistant professor Dawei Zhou during the spring 2022 semester. Dawei indulged us by sharing 10 things about himself, ranging from his research interests to how he is still working to strive a work-life balance.

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    Bill McQuain retires after 27 years of teaching , article

    Faculty, staff, and friends recently celebrated Bill McQuain's tremendous 27-year legacy to the department and university-- representing 13,874 students enrolled in 194 courses.

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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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    Celebrating the Legacy and Lessons of Roxanne Paul , article

    Although Roxanne Paul's role at Virginia Tech started as a temporary position, Paul quickly earned a reputation among her students, coworkers, and supervisors as a dedicated and passionate woman.

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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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