Lessons in Convergence

Lessons in Convergence

This academic year, the theme is rising stars in a scientific world of convergence. According to the National Science Foundation, “convergence can be characterized as the deep integration of knowledge, techniques, and expertise from multiple fields to form new and expanded frameworks for addressing scientific and societal challenges and opportunities.” The NSF has defined this as a priority area.

Parallel Programming

Parallel Programming

Sunita Chandrasekaran, an assistant professor of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware professor, has co-edited the first printed textbook on the subject: OpenACC for Programmers: Concepts and Strategies along with her colleague Dr. Guido Juckeland, Head of computational science at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany.

Computer Science for Everyone

Computer Science for Everyone

A new law will require every public high school in Delaware to offer at least one course in computer science. When Delaware Gov. John Carney signed the bill, two University of Delaware professors and advocates for computer science education attended as invited guests.

Scott Sorenson

Virtual Reality on Ice

Scott Sorensen’s experiences as a computer science student at the University of Delaware were hardly typical. While he spent his share of time in windowless rooms staring at computer screens, he also made five trips to the Arctic Ocean as part of his doctoral research. And those travels put Sorensen, who received his Ph.D. from UD this past May, on a different career course than he originally imagined for himself.

Professor Rui Zhang

Rui Zhang Wins NSF Grant

Rui Zhang, an assistant professor of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study security and privacy challenges associated with mobile cloud sensing. The grant, which is estimated to run three years, was awarded through NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.

Professor Clause receives award for impact

Professor Clause Receives Award for Impact

Associate Professor James Clause has received the ISSTA 2017 Impact Paper Award from the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, which recognizes papers published within the last 10 years that have had a significant impact on the field. The paper presents the software tool Dytan that can be used to detect and prevent attacks, enforce information policy, test software, and track how long sensitive data remains in an application.

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