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VTCS news imagePhD student Austin Cory Bart places 2nd in graduate Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2013 - 04 May 2013

PhD student Austin Cory Bart placed 2nd in the graduate Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2013.  Cory's work was entitled "Wacky Writing: Enhancing the XO Laptop Platform to Motivate Creative Writing by Children."  Bart's advisors on this project are Lori Pollock at the University of Delaware and Eli Telivich (VT). 

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VTCS news imageCS@VT Celebrates Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements at Spring Banquet - 30 April 2013

On Friday, April 26, a Spring Awards Banquet was held to recognize faculty, staff, and student achievements from the 2012/2013 academic year.

 

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VTCS news imageWu Feng and PhD student Balaji Subramaniam win Best Paper Award at ACM/SPEC/ICPE - 24 April 2013

Associate professor of computer science Wu Feng and PhD student Balaji Subramaniam won a best paper award at the ACM/SPEC/ICPE conference (Association of Computing Machinery/Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation/International Conference on Performance Engineering).

 

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VTCS news imageCS grad student Kevin Buffardi receives 2013 GTA Excellence Award - 01 April 2013

CS PhD candidate Kevin Buffardi received the Virginia Tech Graduate Teaching Excellence Award for 2013.  With this award, he received a $1000 cash prize from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. 

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VTCS news imageBireswar Laha receives IBM Fellowship Award - 24 March 2013

PhD student Bireswar Laha, advised by Doug Bowman, has received an IBM Fellowship Award.

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VTCS news imageCSRC makes $75K donation to Investment in Excellence Scholarship - 03 March 2013

The CS Department's corporate partners program, the Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC), made a $75,000 donation to the Investment in Excellence Scholarship fund in December 2012.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2013 CSRC Career Fair - 02 March 2013

On Monday, February 18, the Computer Science Resources Consortium spring luncheon was held in Owens Banquet Hall at Virginia Tech, followed by the CSRC Spring Career Fair later that evening. At the luncheon, company representatives, faculty, and invited students heard presentations from undergraduate and graduate students working on a variety of research projects.

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VTCS news imageFour CS@VT students recognized for "Creativity on Campus" - 06 February 2013

Four computer science students were recognized for their "Creativity on Campus" by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

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VTCS news imageCS Department celebrates December 2012 Commencement - 15 January 2013

The Department of Computer Science celebrated 2012 Fall Commencement for approximately twenty-three undergraduates and eighteen graduate students on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

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VTCS news imageVT MIT program ranks third in the United States - 15 January 2013

US News & World Report's Best Online Education publication ranks VT's MIT program as third in the nation.

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VTCS news imageGraduate student Chun-Yi Su selected for Lawrence Scholar Program at Lawrence Livermore National Lab - 28 November 2012

Chun-Yi Su, a PhD candidate in computer science, has been selected for the Lawrence Scholar Program at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL).

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VTCS news imageCS@VT graduates return to Haiti to teach the next generation of computer science teachers - 14 November 2012

Three graduates of the CS@VT program returned to their native country of Haiti to work and to teach the next generation of computer science teachers. Mario Eliezer Calixte (BS 2010, MAEd 2012), Fabrice Marcelin (BS 2010 and MS 2012) and Jennifer Alexandra François (BS 2010) taught two training sessions for Haitian teachers.

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VTCS news imageGraduate student Zalia Shams places second in graduate student poster competition at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - 10 October 2012

Zalia Shams, a PhD candidate in computer science, won second place in the graduate division of the poster competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for her work entitled "Evaluating Students' Assignments by Running Their Test Cases Against Each Others' Code."

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VTCS news imageFall 2012 CSRC Career Fair - 21 September 2012

On Monday, September 17, the Computer Science Resources Consortium had its fall luncheon and Career Fair. This fall's career fair, held in Cassell Coliseum, was the largest since the dot.com boom, with 78 companies attending.

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VTCS news imageAlumnus Hussein Ahmed is Devcup Silver Winner - 09 September 2012

Recent graduate, Dr. Hussein Ahmed, won the Devcup Silver prize at the Evernote Devcup 2012.

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VTCS news image2007 PhD Graduate, Dr. Pardha Pyla, part of winning user experience team - 21 August 2012

Dr. Pardha Pyla, a 2007 graduate of the PhD program was part of the Grand Prize winning team at the User Experience Awards.

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VTCS news imageRecent PhD graduate, Dr. Hussein Ahmed, wins second hackathon - 29 May 2012

Dr. Hussein Ahmed, a 2010 graduate of the computer science PhD program, recently won his second Hackathon.  In addition to winning the April Hokie Health Code-a-Thon, he won the Lujure hack-a-thon held on May 11th and 12th. 

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VTCS news imageSpring 2012 Commencement - 18 May 2012

On Saturday, May 12, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering conferred degrees on the class of 2012, including approximately 90 Computer Science undergraduate students.  Graduate degrees were conferred at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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VTCS news imageRecent PhD Graduate, Dr. Hussein Ahmed, Wins Hokie Health Code-A-Thon - 16 April 2012

Dr. Hussein Ahmed, a 2010 graduate of the computer science PhD program, recently won the Hokie Health Code-A-Thon.  The event, managed by Health 2.0 and sponsored by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council and many local businesses, was held April 13-14, 2012.

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VTCS news imageGraduate Student Ashwin Aji Selected for NVIDIA Fellowship - 13 April 2012

Ashwin Aji, PhD candidate in computer science, was recently awarded an NVIDIA Fellowship.  The NVIDIA Fellowships are highly competitive, with only 12 awarded this year.

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VTCS news imageMin Li recipient of an IBM Fellowship Award - 12 April 2012

Min Li recently received an IBM Fellowship Award.  The award is a highly competitive support program for excellent graduate students and provides recognition of outstanding research achievement. 

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VTCS news image3D Interaction Group wins 1st place award for third year in a row at IEEE 3DUI Symposium - 12 April 2012

Members of the 3D Interaction Group, including several graduate students and faculty advisor, Dr. Doug Bowman, associate professor of computer science, took first place for a third consecutive year at the 2012 IEEE 3DUI Symposium in Costa Mesa, California.  The team also won the "People's Choice" award, which was voted on by conference attendees.

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VTCS news imageKarim Elish is a first place winner at the VT GSA Research Symposium - 05 April 2012

Doctoral student Karim Elish was a first place finisher in the poster category of the Virginia Tech Graduate Student Association's Research Symposium. 

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VTCS news imageYoung-Woo Kwon winner of a Bronze Prize at the Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize Competition - 05 April 2012

Computer Science doctoral student Young-Woo Kwon won a Bronze Prize at the Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize Competition for his research entry entitled: "Power-Efficient and Fault-Tolerant Distributed Mobile Execution."

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VTCS news imageCS@VT graduate students place second and third in Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2012 - 05 April 2012

CS@VT graduate students, Monika Akbar and Kevin Buffardi, placed second and third, respectively, in the Student Research Competition at SIGCSE 2012.

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