URCS News

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. 

ROC HCI and VizWiz in the news

The research of Jeff Bigham and his HCI group recently appeared in New Scientist Magazine.

Xipeng Shen receives Early Career Research Award

Xipeng Shen (Ph.D. '06) was among 68 researchers selected to receive the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Fiscal Year 2011 Early Career Research Award. Awardees were selected from a pool of about 1,150 university- and national laboratory-based applicants, based on peer review by outside scientific experts.

Ferraro '11 awarded 2nd fellowship

Frank Ferraro '11 has been awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

Frank Ferraro '11 wins NSF Fellowship

Francis (Frank) Ferraro '11 has been selected to receive a 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.  His selection was based on his outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as his potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.

Michael Scott receives Dean's Award

Michael Scott has been selected to receive The University Dean's Award for Meritorious Service in Ph.D. Defenses.  The award will be presented to him on stage at the University Doctoral Commencement ceremony at the Eastman Theatre the morning of Saturday, May 14, followed by a reception for students, families, everyone.

Rochester wins 1st Place at CS Games in Montreal

Two teams of CS undergraduates chose to spend the beginning of their spring break, from March 4-6th, competing in Montreal, Canada in the CS Games.

URCS Scores Highly in NRC Rankings

The National Research Council recently released its long-awaited Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs. On the “S” scale, which weights metrics based on their perceived importance among leaders in the field, URCS ranked between 13 and 32, nationwide, with 90% confidence.  On the “R” scale, which uses a regression model to weight the metrics, URCS ranked between 7 and 39, with 90% confidence. 

Tang '12 places 3rd in Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest

Junior Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang, who is majoring in both Computer Science and Mathematics, placed third in this year's 32 Annual Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest by scoring 35 out of a possible 70 points. Full Story,

URCS Theory research group featured in Communications of the ACM

Piotr Faliszewski (Ph.D. '08), URCS Professor Lane A. Hemaspaandra, and RIT Professor Edith Hemaspaandra are featured as the cover story for this month's Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery for their article, "Using Complexity to Protect Elections." Their work argues that though reasonable election systems cannot make manipulation impossible, that using complexity, they can make manipulation computationally infeasible.
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