Congratulations to our three computer science faculty members Kirk Cameron, Margaret Ellis, and Tanushree Mita, honored for their excellence by the College of Engineering for the 2020 Dean's Awards. They were recognized at the Department of Computer Science virtual awards banquet, along with other outstanding recognition of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Department Head Cal Ribbens hosted the first Department of Computer Science Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 26. He was joined by Assistant Department Heads Steve Edwards and Cliff Shaffer for updates on how the department is responding to COVID-19. Also, PhD student, Sathappan Muthiah in the Discovery Analytics Center shared about his COVID-19 research! A Q&A session concluded the town hall.
As a first-year Ph.D. computer science student, Kobla Setor Zilevu has some guiding words to offer fellow incoming graduate students. "The best piece of advice I can offer entering graduate students will be to enjoy the process and love what you are researching."
Researchers at Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded a $5 million National Science Foundation to make artificial intelligence technologies broadly accessible.