2010 News

URCS Theory research group featured in Communications of the ACM

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.

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CSUG wins First Annual HSEAS Pumpkin Design Contest

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!!

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Marty Guenther wins HSEAS Outstanding Staff Award

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.

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Rubinoff wins AWC scholarship

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.

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