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CSC Students Excel at Putnam Mathematical Competition

A student math team from the University of Rochester finished in the top three percent in the recent William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

The team—made up of senior Xiaoqing Tang, sophomore Vincent Yu, and freshman Douglas Miller—finished 15th among 460 teams.

Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang '12 and Douglas Miller '15 are both double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics.  Vincent Yu is a MTH major with a CSC minor.

Hemaspaandra wins Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

The University of Rochester has announced that CS Professor Lane A. Hemaspaandra has received the 2012 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  Lane received strong nomination letters from his students from his decades of teaching undergraduates, especially in CSC 200, the Undergraduate Problem Seminar.

Sadilek, Kautz & Bigham win Best Paper Award at WSDM 2012

At the 2012 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining held in February in Seattle, our research team of Adam Sadilek, Henry Kautz and Jeff Bigham received the Best Paper Award for the conference.  The paper, entitled "Finding Your Friends and Following Them to Where You Are"  was chosen from 75 papers presented at the conference.

CS Undergrads win HSEAS Pumpkin Design Contest for 2nd year

On Friday, 10/28, the Hajim School of Engineering held their second annual Pumpkin Design Contest during the October E-Social held in Goergen Hall.  Representatives from each department carved pumpkins with a design that reflected their discipline.  CSC's students Jon Hinkel and Xu Wang were judged to be the winners based on the current events theme of their pumpkin, dubbed "The Ghost of Steve Jobs".  Last year our winning pumpkin entry was a Scribbler Robot that danced to the Monster Mash. Congratulations team!

Kautz brings Intel's Science and Technology Center to UR

Intel announced yesterday that the University of Rochester Department of Computer Science will be one of several university partners in its latest Science and Technology Center.  Henry Kautz, chair of Computer Science, will lead UR's Pervasive Computing group.

Prestigious Scholarship awarded to Riley '12 by Astronaut Ed Gibson '59

Due to the efforts of Skylab 4 Astronaut Ed Gibson '59, University of Rochester became eligible for the first time this year to participate in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's program.  As a result, UR Computer Science senior Darcey Riley became UR's first recipient of the $10,000 scholarship for exceptional students in science, math, engineering and technology.  As a recipient of this scholarship, Darcey becomes a member of an elite group of 279 astronaut scholars who continue to mee

Astronaut Ed Gibson '59 to present Darcey Riley '12 Prestigious Award

University of Rochester Alumnus  and Astronaut Ed Gibson will be in Rochester on September 15th to present URCS senior Darcey Riley (AKA Halley Orshan) with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's check for $10,000.  Please join us in celebrating this event in Hoyt Hall at 7PM on Thursday September 15th.

Keesom '08 awarded U.S. DHS Security Career Development Fellowship

Jeff Keesom graduated from URCS in '08, and completed a Masters in Software Engineering at RIT the following year.  Currently, he is attending Syracuse University where he is pursuing a combined law degree and Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, with a Certificate in Security Studies.

Darcey Riley '12 named Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar

Rising senior Halley Orshan '12 (known in URCS as Darcey Riley) has been chosen one of the national winners of the 2011-2012 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar.  Students throughout the STEM disciplines at the University of Rochester were nominated by their department chairs and a committee lead by Undergraduate Research Director Steven Manly selected two nominees from Rochester for the national competition.  Darcey will receive $10,000, which will be presented to her this fall on campus by a yet unnamed astronaut.  Further details of the astronaut's visit, talk an

Crovella (Ph.D. 1994) named Fellow of ACM

Mark Crovella, currently on the Faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, was named a Fellow of the ACM 2010.  Mark studied under Tom LeBlanc while at Rochester. 

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