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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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    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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