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PhD program in Computational Molecular Biology

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

The Center for Computational Molecular Biology and the Department of Computer Science are delighted to announce the new PhD program in Computational Molecular Biology. Applications for admission into this program are being accepted now. Current courses supporting the degree are in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry.

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Ugur Cetintemel and Stan Zdonik Awarded NSF Grant for Automatic Database Design

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

The National Science Foundation awarded a research grant to Ugur Cetintemel and Stan Zdonik, in the anticipated amount of $500,000, for the automatic design of next-generation database systems. Advanced database systems are being designed to support complex processing of big data, integrate novel hardware such as solid-state storage, and operate on highly distributed, often ...

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Amy Greenwald Awarded NSF Grant for the Artemis Project

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

The Artemis Project, an outreach program designed to encourage young women from local public schools to pursue careers in computer science, recently received funding from the National Science Foundation.

Founded in 1995, Artemis is a five-week summer program in which its participants - female rising ninth graders - are exposed to the breadth of applications of computer ...

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John Savage Named Jefferson Science Fellow

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

John Savage has been selected to serve as a 2009 Jefferson Science Fellow for the U.S. State Department, where he will work on cyber related issues for one year. Fellows remain on call as science advisers to the State Department for an additional five years. The prestigious Jefferson Science Fellows program was established in ...

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James Hays, Roberto Tamassia and Andy van Dam Receive Faculty Research Awards from Google

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

James Hays and Alexei Efros (Asst. Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University) received an award to investigate the use of Internet imagery for image understanding tasks. Computer vision and computer graphics algorithms benefit from large amounts of training data, and websites such as Flickr and Picasa offer several orders of magnitude more training data ...

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David Laidlaw and Andy van Dam Awarded NSF Grant for Next-Generation Cave

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

Principal Investigator David Laidlaw along with co-Principal Investigators Andy van Dam (Computer Science), Jan Hesthaven (Applied Mathematics) and George Karniadakis (Applied Mathematics) were awarded a National Science Foundation MRI (Major Research Infrastructure) research grant, in the expected amount of $2 million, to develop a next-generation interactive virtual-reality display environment for collaborative research and education.

The ...

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Ugur Cetintemel, Eli Upfal and Stan Zdonik Receive NSF Grant to develop Predictive Databases

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

The National Science Foundation awarded a research grant in the anticipated amount of $1.2M to Ugur Cetintemel, Eli Upfaland Stan Zdonik to develop database technology that would simplify building predictive analytics applications over large-scale data. Predictive analytics involves analyzing historical and current data to make predictions about future data values, events, and trends ...

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Chad Jenkins Featured in NewScientist

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

According to Chad, “Robotics is at the stage where personal computing was about 30 years ago. Like the home-brew computers of the late 70s and early 80s, robots used for research today often have a unique operating system. But at some point we have to come together to use the same resources." Find out ...

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Roberto Tamassia Honored with Named Professorship

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

The department is thrilled to announce that Department Chair Roberto Tamassia was recently appointed Plastech Professor of Computer Science by the University.

“It is only fitting that Roberto's scientific achievements have been recognized through such an honor,” said Dean of the Faculty Rajiv Vohra.

Roberto’s research interests include information security, applied cryptography, analysis ...

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Chad Jenkins Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Last update on Nov. 18, 2012.

Chad Jenkins is our latest faculty recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a highly selective grant that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future.

The project funded by Chad’s CAREER grant aims to enable autonomous robots to learn decision making policies from ...

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