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October 26, 2017 ---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.

August 30, 2017 ---Engineering's Zhang Wins NSF Grant



Professor Rui Zhang

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.

August 21, 2017 ---Lessons in Convergence



Lessons in Convergence Speakers

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.

July 18, 2017 ---Professor Clause Receives Award for Impact



Professor James Clause

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.

May 30, 2017 ---Cyberinfrastructure Tools for Precision Agriculture



ecoinformatics

Professor Taufer, who has already brought her knowledge of data science to the field of medicine through collaborations with clinicians, is now teaming with ecosystem ecologist Rodrigo Vargas, associate professor in UD’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The two recently received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop cyberinfrastructure tools for precision agriculture in the 21st century.

May 23, 2017 ---Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics launched



Bioscience Big Data

The University of Delaware’s Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) has launched of a new Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics aimed at professionals who will join the next generation of researchers and professionals bridging life sciences and computational sciences. The online curriculum and program development is supported by the UD Provost's Initiative for Excellence and Innovation in E-Learning grant in collaboration with Academic Technology Services.

April 14, 2017 ---Princeton Hack-a-thon Winners



Hackathon Group

A team of four engineering students won awards at the Princeton Hack-a-thon on April 1-2. Their project, Olli Recalli, won "Best DIY Project" and "Best Use of Watson IoT - sponsored by IBM." They combined the capabilities of self-driving shuttle bus Olli and IBM's Watson to develop a system that alerts passengers of items inadvertently left behind.

April 3, 2017 ---Decker and Taufer named JPMorgan Chase Faculty Scholars



Faculty Fellows

According to Bintong Chen, director of UD's Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA), "The new scholars are excellent and research-productive faculty members from UD’s College of Engineering (COE). Their research expertise matches the program well, and they are passionate about contributing. Our program and students will benefit tremendously from the interdisciplinary training offered by the fellows and scholars."

March 31, 2017 ---Aspect-Oriented Software Development most influential paper



Lori Pollock

A 2007 paper by Lori Pollock, Alumni Distinguished Professor, and Vijay Shanker, professor, both in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and former students David Shepherd, Zachary Fry and Emily Hill has been recognized as the Most Influential Paper over the past 10 years from the sixth International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development. The paper, “Using Natural Language Program Analysis to Locate and Understand Action-Oriented Concerns,” describes a semi-automated concern location and comprehension tool, Find-Concept. Shepherd is now senior principal scientist at ABB in Raleigh-Durham, NC; Fry is a senior scientist at GrammaTech in Ithaca, NY; and Hill is assistant professor of computer science at Drew University in Madison, NJ.

March 29, 2017 ---Computer Science Education Summit



Delaware compsci summit

More than 75 teachers, administrators, business partners and state leaders convened at the University of Delaware on Thursday, March 23, for a daylong conference on computer science education.

February 20, 2017 ---Prof. Hagit Shatkay elected to ISCB board, appointed to NSERC panel



Hagit Shatkay

ISCB is the leading, largest and longest-standing international society for bioinformatics and computational biology, aiming to advance the understanding of living systems through computation and to communicate scientific advances worldwide. Its board comprises 26 leading international scientists in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. "It is an honor to be nominated and elected to the board of directors and to have the opportunity to serve the field and to shape its future direction," Shatkay says.

February 7, 2017 ---Second GPU 5-Day Programming Hackathon June 5-9, 2017



Hackathon Group

The second GPU Programming Hackathon to be held at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) June 5-9, 2017 is being co-organized by our Sunita Chandrasekaran at UD and Oak Ridge National Lab. Deadline to submit your applications: March 15, 2017. Please visit the official hackathon web page for more details. Contact schandra@udel.edu for questions. Check out the First GPU hackathon that was held last summer at UD.

February 7, 2017 ---NSF Career award for Professor Rui Zhang


Professor Rui Zhang

The project, "Secure Database-Driven Dynamic Spectrum Sharing," addresses issues of security and privacy surrounding radio spectrum sharing.The five-year, $500,000 grant was awarded through NSF’s Division of Computer and Network Systems.

February 3, 2017 ---Taufer mentors Ramos in UDRF Award


UDRF Funding recipients

Soil moisture is critical to plant growth and thus food security. Rodrigo Vargas Ramos, assistant professor of plantand soil sciences, using a combination of mathematical models and HPC techniques, will create a global map of soil moisture representing every day from 1980 to 2015. His collaborator and mentor is Michela Taufer, David and Beverly C. Mills Career Development Chair of Computer and Information Sciences.

January 18, 2017 --- Michela Taufer is general chair of mega supercomputing conference SC19


Professor Taufer

Established in 1988, the annual SC conference has grown in size and impact. Approximately 5,000 people participate in the technical program, with about 11,000 people overall. "This is a well-deserved honor for Prof. Taufer and marks heras one of a few recognized leaders in the field of HPC," says CIS chair Kathy McCoy.

January 10, 2017 --- Cathy Wu has been named a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher


Cathy Wu

Professor Wu is in the top one percent by citation in Reuters 'Web of Knowledge. "This is indeed a great honor and an acknowledgement of the impact of our cross-disciplinary team science — research excellence that has been achieved by our entire team of faculty, students and scientific staff at the University of Delaware and our collaborators at partner institutions nationally and internationally," Wu said.

January 2017 --- Winter Session Study Abroad in New Zealand


New Zealand

Our students have been posting on instagram and twitter based on study abroad instructions: Follow and Mention @UDGlobal on Instagram and Twitter to appear on official University social media. In addition, include #UDAbroad in your posts.

2016 News

December 14, 2016 --- Chandrasekaran HPC Award for Excellence


Chandrasekaran

Professor Sunita Chandrasekaran has won one of three 2016 IEEE-CS TCHPC Awards for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions within five years of receiving their doctoral degrees.

December 8, 2016 --- Where's the Bacon? Taufer on Reproducibility


Professor Taufer

Professor Michela Taufer is a co-author on the paper Enhancing Reproducibility for Computational Methods, published online in the journal Science. The paper emerged from the Reproducibility Session at the AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy, held in Washington, D.C., on May 1-2, 2014.

December 6, 2016 --- Got Data? Distinguished Speaker Francine Berman December 6


CIS Distinguished Lecture

Francine Berman is Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Senate-appointed member of the National Council on the Humanities. Her lecture, "Got Data? Building a Sustainable Data Ecosystem," will take place at the Roselle Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 2-3:15 p.m.

November 17, 2016 --- Hagit Shatkay: Predictive Models for Diagonising Heart Disease


Hagit Shatkay

Professor Shatkay is spending her sabbatical at an unusual place for a computer scientist - a hospital. An expert in computational biology and medical informatics, she is applying machine learning methods to electrocardiograms that have been annotated by experts at Johns Hopkins to identify which signals in the echo images indicate trouble and where to measure the heart for the greatest accuracy.

September 27, 2016 --- GPU Computing


Nvidia GPU computing

GPU Education Centers are institutions recognized for integrating GPU-accelerated computing into their mainstream science and engineering curricula. Sunita Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of computer science, will direct the effort at UD. Chandrasekaran explains that GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit together with a central processing unit to overcome the power and space limitations inherent in previous generations of high-performance.

September 26, 2016 --- SPARC (Student Project Arena for Research and Collaboration) Lab in 210 Smith Hall


sparc

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the ribbon was cut on the new facility, which features inspiring quotes on the wall, rolling whiteboards, comfortable furniture, and screens for sharing ideas. Department Chair Kathleen McCoy envisions the SPARC Lab providing valuable opportunities for students to learn how to work together and "become good computer scientists." "I think we're going to see great things coming out of this space," she says. "It will be a place where a lot of good work will get done."

September 23, 2016 --- Pollock is a Distinguished Professor!


Lori Pollock

Lori Pollock has been named Alumni Distinguished Professor effective Sept. 1. "Lori has a rich record of accomplishment, and she is a role model for faculty in both her accomplishments and how she approaches the job," said Errol Lloyd. "She has been recognized locally and nationally for her contributions to computer science education, her research, her service to the profession, and her mentorship of students and young faculty."

September 19, 2016 --- SPARC Lab innovation space


sparc

Ribbon cutting Sept 20. You are invited!

September 19, 2016 --- It's official: CISTERS is now an ACM-W chapter


cisters

CISTERS is a well established group that brings together women in technology-driven fields at the University of Delaware. CISTERS now has become an official ACM-W student chapter. A sub-group of the Association of Computing Machinery, ACM-W celebrates, supports, and advocates for women in computing, providing a wide range of programs and services and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

September 11, 2016 --- Putting Software on a Diet


Energy-efficient software

James Clause Lori Pollock are partnering to address the needs of software engineer to understand how and why the decisions they make affect the energy consumption of their applications, and to have tools to discover and apply the modifications that would improve the energy usage of their applications. News Journal Story

September 1, 2016 -- Naked Eye 3D TV

Professor Jingyi Yu has something up his sleve for couch potatoes. His startup aims to make it a reality.

August 29, 2016 --- Big Data For Better Medicine


Professors Wu and Shanker

Professors Cathy Wu and Vijay Shanker receive National Institutes of Health funding to facilitate translation of biomedical data. Two new grants from NIH are to continue building the capacity to use big data for precision medicine, aimed at designing individually targeted therapies for maximal efficacy and minimal side effects.

August 24, 2016 -- UD to host International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval


ICTIR 2016

Professors Ben Carterette (CIS) and Hui Fang (ECE) are co-organizing the conference to be held Sept. 13-16. Information Retrieval is the computing discipline behind web search engines of all kinds.

July, 2016 -- GPU Programming Hackathon Video


hackathon supercomputer

Live video of the Hackathon at UD, May 2-6, 2016, at UD co-organized by our Sunita Chandrasekaran. Participants (UD student teams and others) are developing and testing their code on the worlds second largest supercomputer.

May 18, 2016 -- Big data, better health care


big data healthcare

CIS Professor Hagit Shatkay and doctoral student Moumita Bhattacharya team with clinicians to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease.

May 4, 2016 -- William Killian: Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching


faculty honors

CIS graduate student William Killian is one of Three doctoral students awarded the University of Delaware Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award. Each recipient of the award receives $1,500.

April 18, 2016 -- Cloud computing pioneer named IBM Fellow


Gosia Steinder

Gosia Steinder, PhD 2003, has been named an IBM Fellow for her work including on an early version of cloud computing called Oceano. She began this work while a PhD student of Professor Adarsh Sethi and interning summers at IBM.

March 9, 2016 -- Cybersecurity Grants for Novocin, Shen, Wu


Cybersecurity Graphic

The University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative has awarded six grants to support research projects addressing a range of security issues. Half of these projects involve CIS Faculty, and concern a cyber scholars program (Novocin), security education using social robots (Shen), and bio-cybersecurity(Wu).

February 25, 2016 -- Getting from here to there


iie transportation

Intelligent transportation systems enable people to make smart travel choices, whether it’s selecting an alternate route to avoid a minor traffic backup or figuring out the safest evacuation path during a hurricane.

February 17, 2016 -- Inspiring Computer Scientists


Lori Pollock

Lori Pollock is determined to challenge the perception that software engineers merely interact with their programming environment on their computers.

January 6, 2016 -- Better coding


Senzer Pollock Serva

University of Delaware junior Zachary Senzer and senior Ryan Serva recently presented a research paper, "Automatically Mining Negative Code Examples from Software Developer Question and Answer Forums," at the Fourth International Workshop on Software Mining in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2015 News

December 18, 2015 -- CS Senior Nadia Kiamilev among 4 UD Innovation Fellows

Jason Bamford, Zachary Jones, Ashutosh Khandha and Nadia Kiamilev recently completed training to join Epicenter’s University Innovation Fellows, a national program that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking.

December 17, 2015 -- Estuary Games

Maggie Pletta, an environmental educator, wants children to learn about estuaries, bodies of water found where rivers meet the sea. Knowing kids learn from computer games Pletta partnered with UD professor Terry Harvey to provide a suite of computer games to incorporate into her work with the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve.

December 15, 2015 -- Students participate in DelHack

UD hackathon taps students' creativity under pressure. Among the top winners at the recent hackathon as a web app that tracks restaurant traffic, a glove that allows control of computer cursors, and a digital classroom enabling educators to crowdsource knowledge through open classrooms.

University of Delaware junior Zachary Senzer and senior Ryan Serva recently presented a research paper, "Automatically Mining Negative Code Examples from Software Developer Question and Answer Forums," at the Fourth International Workshop on Software Mining in Lincoln, Nebraska.

December 18, 2015 -- CS Senior Nadia Kiamilev among 4 UD Innovation Fellows

Jason Bamford, Zachary Jones, Ashutosh Khandha and Nadia Kiamilev recently completed training to join Epicenter’s University Innovation Fellows, a national program that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking.

December 17, 2015 -- Estuary Games

Maggie Pletta, an environmental educator, wants children to learn about estuaries, bodies of water found where rivers meet the sea. Knowing kids learn from computer games Pletta partnered with UD professor Terry Harvey to provide a suite of computer games to incorporate into her work with the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve.

December 15, 2015 -- Students participate in DelHack

UD hackathon taps students' creativity under pressure. Among the top winners at the recent hackathon as a web app that tracks restaurant traffic, a glove that allows control of computer cursors, and a digital classroom enabling educators to crowdsource knowledge through open classrooms.

December 9, 2015 -- CISters promote coding for kids

Mel Jurist wants all kids to love engineering as much as she does, but she knows that’s a tall order.

December 2, 2015 -- Michela Taufer is ACM Distinguished Scientist

Professor Taufer is just one of 49 computing professionals this year to be named a distinguished scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s leading association of computing professionals.

November 2, 2015 -- Data science innovation

The ability to access, analyze and draw insights from massive amounts of data already drives innovation in areas ranging from medicine to manufacturing, leading to greater efficiency and a higher quality of life.

October 28, 2015 -- Chicken fat

Just as poultry is steadily gaining in popularity on dinner plates, the chicken is growing in attractiveness as a biomedical model for studying health issues ranging from headaches and ovarian cancer to cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.

October 8, 2015 -- Ask Watson

There’s a container revolution underway, but it doesn’t have anything to do with organizing your closet.

October 1, 2015 -- From genes to drugs

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative, a new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.

September 1, 2015 -- CIS Alumni Midcareer Salaries Ranked High by PayScale

Payscale used alumni post-grad pay to rank 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs. UD's computer science alums came in 4th in the ranking.

June 9, 2015 -- Big data, big answers

A team led by the University of Delaware's Michela Taufer took first place in an international computing challenge for developing an accurate, scalable solution to the problem of scoring drug compounds on supercomputers.

May 29, 2015 -- Enlighten Me: Recruiting women into computer science field

Delaware Public Media's Eli Chen speaks with Lori Pollock at Univeristy of Delaware about bringing more women in to the field of computer science and engineering.

May 21, 2015 -- National center awards grant to support e-textiles workshop for female students

Thanks to funding from the National Center for Women and Information Technology Academic Alliance (NCWIT), in partnership with Symantec, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Delaware will have the opportunity to participate in an e-textiles workshop this fall that aims to introduce computer science and engineering concepts in a practical and fun way.

March 3, 2015 -- CIS Graduate receives prestigious NSF Career award

Trilce Estrada, PhD 2012, has a NSF Career grant for her project Enabling Distributed and In-Situ Analysis for Multidimensional Structured Data. The project will be done at the University of New Mexico where Trilce is now Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Her PhD thesis, On the Effectiveness of Application-Aware Self-Management for Scientific Discovery in Volunteer Computing Systems, was done under the supervision of Prof. Michela Taufer.

January 15, 2015 -- Grants to help UD researchers find patterns, study drug interactions

Hagit Shatkay, associate professor of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware, and Chandra Kambhamettu, professor of computer and information sciences and image analysis expert, have received a grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to apply that principle to biomedical research, using what Shatkay calls “computational glancing.”

January 13, 2015 -- UD engineer explores use of computer vision to enable better health care

The University of Delaware's Jingyi Yu is investigating the use of Google Glass as an efficient and affordable way to fit and design prosthetics.

2014 News

December 12, 2014 -- UD engineering faculty, students win accolades at Supercomputing 2014 conference

The University of Delaware’s Sean McDaniel, a senior in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), was awarded the ACM Student Research Competition Award-Undergraduate at the Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) conference held last month at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

December 12, 2014 -- Taufer elected to international supercomputer conference steering committee

The University of Delaware’s Michela Taufer, the David and Beverly J.C. Mills Career Development Chair of Computer and Information Sciences, has been elected to a three-year term on the steering committee for the SC Conference Series.

November 30, 2014 -- CIS alumnus on 60 Minutes

Dave DeWalt, CIS alumnus, was featured on 60 minutes. He is CEO of FireEye, a cybersecurity company that's hired to keep hackers from getting into a company's network or getting them out after there's been a breach.

November 13, 2014 -- UD team competes in ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

The University of Delaware programming team participated in the annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest on Nov. 1, finishing 11th among 188 teams in the Mid-Atlantic regionals. Representing UD were Kahn Duong, Andre Marianiello, Ryan McKenna and Alexander Stachnik.

October 15, 2014 -- Interdisciplinary team to address global issues in STEM research

The University of Delaware has been awarded more than $200,000 by the National Science Foundation to collaborate with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on an international research ethics project.

August 21, 2014 -- GPU-Accelerated Scientific Computing

UD's Dr. Michela Taufer has been featured on Nvidia's weekly spotlight for her research on high performance computing.

July 29, 2014 -- NSF Career Award

UD's Ben Carterette has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his research on search engines.

July 23, 2014 -- Delaware team explores using Google Glass to make cheaper prosthetics

University of Delaware researchers are using Google Glass for a more affordable way to fit and manufacture leg braces, and hope soon to use the technology to fabricate prosthetics.

July 8, 2014 -- Three UD scientists among Thomson Reuters' 2014 Highly Cited Researchers

Three University of Delaware professors -- Pamela Green, Blake Meyers and Cathy Wu -- are among the world’s top scientists, according to the recently launched Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list.

July 7, 2014 -- CIS Grad Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Austin Cory Bart, '12 Honors BS, cum laude, has received the fellowship to support his graduate study at Virginia Tech. He has this to say, "I owe a lot to the faculty at Delaware for getting me to where I am today. VT is a great school and I'm really enjoying it, but I'm still very much a Blue Hen at heart."

July 1, 2014 -- UD professors prepare educators to teach computer science in classroom

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell learned how University of Delaware computer and information sciences (CIS) professors and local teachers are working together to enhance K-12 computer education during a visit to UD’s Newark campus June 23.

May 14, 2014 -- UD alumnus Roger Craig competes in 'Jeopardy' tournament finals

University of Delaware alumnus Roger Craig will compete in the two-day Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades tournament finals to air Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16.

April 10, 2014 -- Daniel Charytonowicz is one of three UD students named 2014 Goldwater Scholars

Three University of Delaware students have earned scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

March 12, 2014 -- Delaware seeks to stem the shortage of cybersecurity workers

Governor Markell has proposed a partnership between universities and private companies to create a network dedicated to cyber innovation.

February 17, 2014 -- Vijay K. Shanker recieves SIGMOL award

Vijay K. Shanker was given the Association for Mathematics of Language award for his work in natural language processing.

January 7, 2014 -- Leadership of statewide biomedical research program announced

Leadership appointments have been announced for the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

January 7, 2014 -- University community reports recent awards, books, presentations

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

January 3, 2014 -- Computer science students mentor middle schoolers to create computer games

UD students in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences assisted young people from area schools in developing games during the fall semester.

2013 News

December 12, 2013 -- NSF cites 60 for 60

CIS alum Sara Sprenkle highlighted as NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program marks 60th.

December 6, 2013 -- CIS students attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference

Seventeen female UD students from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women conference.

November 5, 2013 -- WDEL: Computer science major Alice Guerrieri stays up all night coding for a good cause.

Delaware Tech and University of Delaware students will be up all night coding.

July 3, 2013 -- Creating computational thinkers

Workshop helps grade school teachers integrate computer science in classroom

April 29, 2013 -- Cloud improvements

UD professor receives NSF grant to develop more efficient cloud computing

April 23, 2013 -- Summer scholars showcase

Undergraduate researchers present posters in engineering, sciences

April 22, 2013 -- Software system security

Georgia Tech prof to discuss privacy, security issues in software systems design

April 2, 2013 -- Wrestling for success

UD alum David G. DeWalt delivers second lecture in President's Leadership Series

March 25, 2013 -- SevOne supports Delawareans

Delaware alumni discuss successful SevOne entrepreneurial endeavor

February 7, 2013 -- UD launches regional initiative to expand cyber security training in Delaware, Maryland

Ensuring the security of the world's and our own nation's computers and networks is a key national challenge

January 14, 2013 -- Taking 'multi-core' mainstream.

Computer processors that can complete multiple tasks simultaneously have been available in the mainstream for almost a decade.

2012 News

December 6, 2012 -- Named Chair.

Michela Taufer, associate professor at the University of Delaware, has been named the David L. and Beverly J.C. Mills Chair of Computer and Information Sciences.

October 24, 2012 -- Driver's ed for robots.

How do you teach a robot to get into vehicle and drive it? Three University of Delaware professors plan to figure it out by the end of next year.

October 3, 2012 -- Brilliant 10.

UD alumnus one of Popular Science magazine's 'Brilliant 10' Young Scientists

September 19, 2012 -- CIS lecture series - Speaker series features prominent women in computer science

The University of Delaware Department of Computer Information and Sciences (CIS) has announced a distinguished speaker series featuring prominent women in computer science that will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in 004 Kirkbride Lecture Hall on the UD campus in Newark.

May 9, 2012 -- Seven faculty recognized for outstanding teaching, advising

Seven members of the University of Delaware faculty have been recognized for outstanding work in teaching and advising, and three graduate teaching assistants have received awards for excellence in teaching.

April 26, 2012 -- Paths to science careers

Hands-on research puts student scholars on paths to STEM careers.

April 2, 2012 -- Research instructional grant - Nearly $56,000 awarded to support course-based undergraduate research

Five academic programs on the University of Delaware campus have won instructional grants to promote a broad expansion of undergraduate research and scholarship via a course-based approach. James Atlas, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, is one of the recipients with the project "Big Ideas in Computer Science".

March 23, 2012 -- Helping Haiti - UD senior creates English to Creole translator for XO laptops

Eric McGinnis doesn't like to play games; rather, he likes to create them. During the fall of his junior year at the University of Delaware, McGinnis took a course called CISC 374, Educational Games Development. Earlier this month while on a service trip to Haiti, McGinnis developed an English to Creole tutor application to help Haitian women send emails and communicate in English, in collaboration with UD Prof. Lori Pollock and Richard Burns, a graduate research assistant.

Feb. 22, 2012 -- Georgia Tech's Bader to discuss scalability challenges in high performance computing

Can diseases in human populations be detected and prevented? How many currents can one electrical power grid handle? Who detects the community structure of large social networks? These are just a few of the emerging real-world graph problems that engineers currently examine. David A. Bader, from Georgia Institute of Technology, is a leading expert on massive-scale social networks, combinatorial optimization and parallel algorithms.

He will discuss the real-world applications and scalability challenges in high performance computing on Thursday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m., in Room 004 of Kirkbride Lecture Hall. His talk is titled "Opportunities and Challenges in Massive Data-Intensive Computing."

2011 News

Dec. 19, 2011 -- Making learning fun, accessible - UD students create math games for middle school children

University of Delaware senior Bryan Mey understands that in order for kids to play a game, it has to be fun. He also knows that children are social by nature and enjoy playing games together. Mey's group was one five student teams to showcase their gaming creations Dec. 13, during the fall 2011 Educational Games Demonstration and Reception on campus. They are the fifth cohort of UD undergraduate students to complete the course since 2009. Developed by Lori Pollock, professor of computer and information sciences (CIS), and Terry Harvey, CIS assistant professor, the course enables UD computer science students to develop valuable technical and communication skills, while serving their community through interaction with CCCS. The course is supported through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Broadening Participation in Computing grant.

Dec. 12, 2011 -- UD-led team awarded $4.8 million in NSF, NIH funding for bioinformatics research

Major advances in the fields of molecular biology and genomic technology have generated a wealth of new biological information from the scientific community. Ease of access to this information and a process for extracting only the information required to answer specific biological questions are critical to future scientific advances.

University of Delaware Prof. Cathy Wu is principal investigator of two new research grants aimed at improving computerized databases to store, organize and index bioinformatics data and to create specialized tools to view and analyze the data.

Dec 9, 2011 -- James Clause is Co-PI on one of six University of Delaware Research Foundation Awards

How much power does your computer consume as you use that word processing software? Assistant professors Kristina Winbladh and James Clause are co-principal investigators on a project with Fouad Kiamilev, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Lori Pollock, professor of computer and information sciences, to develop a technique for measuring power consumption across the entire hardware platform and to map the consumption profile of a running software application. This information will help guide software designers in the development of more energy-efficient solutions.

The University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF), a nonprofit organization supporting fundamental research in all fields of science at UD, has awarded six strategic initiative grants for collaborative research in the life and health sciences, energy and the environment -- areas emphasized in the University's Path to Prominence.

Each project is led by at least one early-career faculty member working with one tenured faculty member, who serves as a mentor. Each grant totals $45,000-$55,000, which includes $5,000 in matching funds from both the provost's office and the lead faculty member's dean.

Dec. 8, 2011 -- Computing connections - Computer science and engineering students gain valuable networking experience

Students from the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) gained valuable networking and presentation experience by representing the University of Delaware at two national conferences. Students attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the Supercomputing Conference 2011.

July 15, 2011 -- Early quake alerts - Simulation modeling could enhance earthquake detection, warnings

Michela Taufer, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, is collaborating with researchers from Stanford University and the U.S. Geological Survey to implement a new network of seismic sensors aimed at arming communities with early earthquake detection and warning capabilities.

July 29, 2011 -- Influencing national security - CIS professor Cavazos customizes research for defense needs

Flying in a military jet, rubbing elbows with retired generals and getting an insider's view of the Department of Defense (DOD) were never part of John Cavazos' job description as a university professor, until recently. John Cavazos, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, was one of 12 junior faculty selected nationwide to participate in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Computer Science Study Group. The program was created by the DOD to support university research that could lead to advances in defense and communications technology.

2010 News

March 30, 2010 -- UD's Cavazos wins prestigious NSF Career Award

John Cavazos, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, has been selected a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

April 8, 2010 -- UD's Siegel wins NSF Career Award for scientific software research

Stephen F. Siegel, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, has been named a winner of the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his research to ensure the accuracy of scientific software.

April 26, 2010 -- Alumnus Alan Atkinson of Xiotech to serve as entrepreneur in residence at UD

Alan Atkinson, president and chief executive officer of Xiotech Corp., one of the largest privately held data storage companies in the world, will serve as entrepreneur in residence at the University of Delaware on Thursday, May 6. (he's a UD CIS alum for undergrad)

April 23, 2010 -- UD's Swany works on application honored by Internet2

The Research and Education Data Depot network (REDDnet), whose lead collaborators include Martin Swany, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, has developed one of four applications named 2010 winners of the Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award.

May 11, 2010 -- Alumnus, entrepreneur shares his secrets of success with students

The road to becoming an entrepreneur leads in many directions, Alan Atkinson, University of Delaware alumnus and president and chief executive officer of Xiotech Corp., explained to a group of students, faculty and staff at UD on Thursday, May 6.

June 23, 2010 -- UD's Warthog among top competitors in national event

A team of University of Delaware graduate and undergraduate students traveled with their robot Warthog to Detroit from June 4-7 to compete in the 18th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). Three years after its first entry garnered "rookie of the year" honors, Warthog is now a top competitor.

Aug. 23, 2010 -- EM Photonics, UD develop advanced algorithms for Air Force

EM Photonics and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware have been selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to develop innovative algorithms for scientific computing, modeling and simulation for a multi-GPU environment.

Sept. 3, 2010 -- UD workshop explores multiscale computing of cloud physics

Over 50 people representing seven institutions exchanged ideas on multiscale computing of cloud physics at a workshop held Aug. 16-17 at Clayton Hall

Sept. 15, 2010 -– UD's Roger Craig wins unprecedented $77,000 on 'Jeopardy'

Editor's note: Roger Craig continued his winning streak on Wednesday's Jeopardy, adding another $24,401 to his total.

Roger Craig leaped to Jeopardy fame Tuesday night, winning $77,000 and unseating legendary Ken Jennings as the contestant with the highest one-day jackpot.

Sept. 21, 2010 –- Grad student's 'Jeopardy' streak continues into second week

Roger Craig, a University of Delaware graduate student who last week set a record for one-day winnings of $77,000 on the popular television game show Jeopardy, has continued his streak as champion into a second week

Oct. 18, 2010 -- International computing society designates Pollock a 'distinguished scientist'

Lori Pollock, professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, has been selected as a “distinguished scientist” by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Oct. 26, 2010 -- 3,168 processor cores to power new UD supercomputer

A University of Delaware research team has received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a supercomputer -- named Chimera -- for high performance scientific computation

Nov. 8, 2010 -- Nov. 12: Computer Science Research Day set

The University of Delaware Department of Computer and Information Sciences presents its fourth annual Computer Science Research Day Friday, Nov. 12, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center.

Nov. 19, 2010 -- Computer science students excel in programming competition

Two teams from the University of Delaware's Department of Computer and Information Sciences competed in the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) MidAtlantic USA regional programming contest Nov. 6.

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