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    Celebrating the Extraordinary Careers of Steve Harrison and Deborah Tatar , article

    In their 18 years at Virginia Tech and the Department of Computer Science, Deborah Tatar and Steve Harrison have performed outstanding research that has inspired and shaped the human-computer interaction field, provided leadership at many levels; and have served the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and Virginia Tech, and the profession admirably.

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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: CoStar Group , article

    CoStar Group is passionate about connecting with the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. It strives to build partnerships with a variety of student groups, including Association for Women in Computing, Cyber Club, and VT Hacks. They also partner with professors and advisors to ensure they are being a strong partner to the Virginia Tech computer science students.

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    Department welcomes 11 new faculty members for academic year , article

    The Department of Computer Science extends a warm welcome to its new 2021-22 colleagues! With the addition of the 11 new faculty members for the 2021-22 academic year, the department now sits at 70 faculty members at campuses in Blacksburg and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

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    CS|Source offers in-person and virtual connections with companies , article

    The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, through its tech-talent community, CS|Source, provides a pathway for department-industry partnerships, including its career fairs held during the fall and spring semesters.

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    A summer internship to remember

    Computer science students--both undergraduate and graduates from the Department of Computer Science and the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics --landed some premiere internships with companies across the globe. While some interned in a physical office setting, others worked remotely for companies, labs, and programs,

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    Taking the lead on the technology trail , article

    The outdoors, once seen as a place to escape from the digital world has, for some, become an important part of life on the trail, said Scott McCrickard, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science.

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    Student apps that make the grade

    What do a tennis professional, The Marching Virginians, and the College of Engineering have in common? Well for starters, each had a desire to work with Virginia Tech students on the development of an app or website to help resolve a challenge or to enhance the services they provide to their own clients.

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    Alumna Jamika Burge Receives Richard A. Tapia Award , article

    The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT) has honored Virginia Tech computer science alumna Jamika Burge ('07, doctorate) with the 2021 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing.

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    Roxanne Paul Honored with Virginia Louise "Jenny" Frank Award for Outstanding Contributions , article

    Roxanne Paul, administrative and program specialist in the Department of Computer Science, and who plays an integral part of the operations of the College of Engineering in the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area, is the recipient of the Virginia Louise “Jenny” Frank Award.

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    Sai Gurrapu's curiosity continues to fuel his entrepreneurial drive

    Senior Sai Gurrapu has built many sophisticated projects and applications as computer science student at Virginia Tech. He looks back to the gaming website he built in the 6th grade as one where he realized that his work could positively impact those around him.

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    Jared Cooper has a knack for making lasting impressions , article

    "If you can work with computers, you’re set for life. They can have the biggest impact on the world around you," said computer science senior Jared Cooper. Virginia Tech's engineering introduction course freshman year opened Cooper's eyes to the possibilities of computer science.

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    Tanvi Haldankar's Receives Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards

    "Tanvi is a model research student who is curious, proactive, inventive, and a team-player," shared Margaret Ellis, associate professor of practice in the Department of Computer Science in a nomination letter for senior Tanvi Haldanker, who received the David Heilman Research Award at the department's annual awards banquet in April.

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    Daphne Yao recognized for pioneering contributions to the cybersecurity industry , article

    Danfeng ‘Daphne” Yao, computer science professor and Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. '56 Faculty and CACI Fellow, has received the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Lasting Research Award for two decades of pioneering research contributions in enterprise data exposure detection, high-precision vulnerability screening, and anomaly detection.

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    Hoda Eldardiry receives Early Career Science Award from Purdue University , article

    Hoda Eldardiry, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and faculty at the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, has received an Early Career Science Award from her alma mater, Purdue University.

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    Kirk Cameron named 2021 IEEE Computer Society Fellow , article

    Kirk Cameron, professor of computer science and associate department head for research and engagement, was recently named a 2021 Computer Science Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition for extraordinary records of professional accomplishments in technology.

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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: Mitre

    Virginia Tech’s motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) is very aligned with MITRE’s mission. In addition to looking for students that have sustained excellence in their academic engagements, they look for students that can demonstrate speed, risk-taking, adaptability and collaboration.

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    Grady Booch Meets with Software Engineering Capstone Students , article

    Grady Booch, chief scientist for software engineering at IBM, joined Dave Noller’s software engineering capstone (CS:4704) class on March 15 to share his thoughts on the development of software engineering and software architecture since the dawn of computing.

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    Stephen Edwards Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

    The Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) of the Association for Computing Machinery has named Stephen Edwards as the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award.

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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: CACI , article

    Our people are our greatest asset and Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science graduates are integral to our program’s talent. CACI's intern program boasts more than 200 interns yearly with Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science undergraduates being the largest single-school pool.

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    Bethlehem Teshome shines as an undergraduate teaching assistant

    As a transfer student, Bethlehem Teshome has made the most of her undergraduate experience at Virginia Tech. Now in her final semester at Virginia Tech, she is taking all of her experiences, including a summer internship, to work as backend software developer for IBM.

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