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Archive – 2009

PhD program in Computational Molecular Biology

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. …

Amy Greenwald Awarded NSF Grant for the Artemis Project

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 …

John Savage Named Jefferson Science Fellow

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 …

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

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 …

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

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, …

Chad Jenkins Featured in NewScientist

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 …

Roberto Tamassia Honored with Named Professorship

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, …

Chad Jenkins Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

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 …

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