Department of Computer Science
General ItemMeet Fall 2020 Hokie Grad: Allison DeSantis
Senior Allison DeSantis says being a part of the Computer Science (CS) Genome team provided her a window into understanding the work done by people in the computer science field. "I had not been involved in research before CS Genome, so seeing how a research team operates gave me a lot of insight into computer science careers that are more research oriented," she said.
General ItemMeet Fall 2020 Hokie Grad: Samie Amriui
As the saying goes, ‘hindsight is 20/20’, as graduating senior Samie Amriui reflects on what advice he would offer his freshman self. “I would tell myself to get involved in the campus community as early as possible, as well as learn scripting languages on my own time to develop a familiarity as they end up being useful later on.”
General ItemStephen 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. Initiated in 1981, the award honors an individual or group in recognition of a significant contribution to computer science education.
News from Computer Science
Article Item$10M gift will help fuel discoveries at Innovation Campus , article
Virginia Tech’s growing impact in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area will receive a significant boost thanks to a multimillion-dollar gift from Octo founder and CEO Mehul Sanghani ’98 and his wife, Hema Sanghani ’99.
Article ItemScholarship honors the legacy of Terry Arthur's dedication to students , article
The scholarship is to be given to undergraduate students who show an interest in studying computer science and who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is also directed toward students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education.
Article ItemComputer science professor’s photo sleuth software helps investigate 150-year mystery of John Wilkes Booth , article
With its 30,000-strong photo database, the Civil War Photo Sleuth, led by computer science professor Kurt Luther, was recently tapped by the History Channel to provide timely evidence to a 150-year mystery about John Wilkes Booth.