November 29, 2010
November 22, 2010
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.
November 22, 2010
November 12, 2010
Tom Kollar (BS - '04) earned the distinction of Best Student Paper at the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces in Beijing, China this month. Kollar's paper is entitled "Grounding Spatial Language for Video Search". Tom is currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.
November 2, 2010
Congratulations to CSC undergraduates (Robin Miller, Adina Rubinoff, Josh Pawlicki, David Klein and Rintaro Kuwoira) who put together the winning entry in the First Annual HSEAS Pumpkin Design contest. The CSC pumpkin won both categories - "Most Creative" and "Best Representation of the Discipline" for their pumpkin. The glittery pumpkin sat on top of a Scribbler robot, and sang the Monster Mash while dancing to the music. Entries were submitted by Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Optics as well as CSC. Great job team!!
October 28, 2010
Sam White '12 was announced as the winner of the ACM Student Research Competition (Undergraduate Division) at ASSETS, a SIGACCESS research conference on computers and accessibility. Sam's research is entitled "AudioWiz: Nearly Real-time Audio Transcriptions." For more information about the the student research competition, please visit http://www.sigaccess.org/assets10/competition.html.
October 18, 2010
Maged Michael (Ph.D. '97) has received an IBM 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award in appreciation for Scientific Innovations in Lock-Free Memory Management.
October 6, 2010
September 7, 2010
Undergraduate Coordinator Marty Guenther won the Hajim School 2010 Outstanding Staff Award for the dedicated advising and organizational work that has made her the heart of our undergraduate program. She received the award at the Hajim School of Engineering Annual Fall Reception, Thursday 9/2 at Oak Hill Country Club.
May 17, 2010
Jim Vallino '98 was recently named chair of the Department of Software Engineering in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technolgy. Jim has been with the department since 1997.
May 10, 2010
Michael Spear (PhD '09) has been selected as co-winner of this year's Outstanding Dissertation Award for Engineering. Mike's dissertation entitled "Fast Software Transactions," was advised by Michael Scott. Mike is currently an assistant professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
May 10, 2010
Dr James Vallino has been selected as co-winner this year of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology. The award will be presented at RIT's annual Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship, an evening reception and dinner, Tuesday, May 11th. Jim has been teaching and challenging students at RIT since 1997.
May 4, 2010
Adina Rubinoff '11 recently was awarded the Upstate NY Association for Women in Computer scholarship. The prize of $1K was awarded at the annual AWC awards breakfast, held 4/29/10 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester. Attending the event with Adina was Robin Miller '11, Rachel Niemer (UR Learning Assistance Services), and undergraduate liaison Marty Guenther.
March 30, 2010
March 8, 2010
February 10, 2010
February 1, 2010
Recently, Jim Goodman, a reporter from the Democrat & Chronicle, attended a practice session of the URCS ACM programming team while they prepared for the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Harbin, China. Like local athletes featured before their events at the Olympics, our students were the subject of an uplifting article about teamwork.
January 29, 2010
January 7, 2010
Mike Ciaraldi, CS Professor of Practice at Worcester Polytechnic University, was part of the winning robotics team for the NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge. web.cs.wpi.edu/News/Regolith-prize.html