Nicholas Mattei, PhD candidate, is a recipient of The Graduate School's Myrle E. and Verle D. Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award, honoring outstanding dissertations.
Computer Science Ph.D. student and teaching assistant Joshua Guerin received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in the teaching assistant category during the Founders Day Ceremony held February 22. For those who know and have spent time with Guerin, the award comes as no surprise: Joshua Guerin simply loves to teach.
Hundreds of students, educators, and families descended upon UK's campus for Engineer's Day 2012, and many of them visited the Computer Science department. The campus visitors enjoyed demonstrations and workshops presented by current Computer Science majors. The demonstration notes can also be downloaded from this page.
Thomas Dodson, computer science and computer engineering senior, received Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2012. This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.
A poster by computer science students Joshua Guerin, Nick Mattei and Tom Dodson received second place in the STEM symposium held at UK on February 3, 2012. The poster, titled “Attitudes and Expectations of Undergraduate Students in STEM and Non-STEM Disciplines”, was presented by Guerin.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently conferred the Grade of Fellow to Chair and Professor of the Computer Science Department, Dr. Ken Calvert for his work in the areas of internet topology and active networks. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
The University of Kentucky's Davis Marksbury building, part of the UK College of Engineering's "Digital Village," was formally dedicated October 20, 2011, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public tour of the building. Among those in attendance were College of Engineering Dean Tom Lester, UK President Eli Capilouto, lead donor Davis Marksbury, former UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr., Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, donors James Hardymon and James McDonald, and representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Hackathon is a semi-annual event hosted by the UK student chapter of the ACM. The goal is for students to begin and complete a large project in just 12 hours.
This semester, twenty CS students participated in the Hackathon. Beginning at 10am on Saturday, November 19, the chosen project was an action-adventure game akin to The Legend of Zelda.
Raghu Ramakrishnan, Chief Scientist for Search and Cloud Platforms at Yahoo!, discusses trends in the selection and display of search results and browsable content, and how the two fields are converging.
The Internet has problems; that isn’t news to most users. Slow loading speeds due to heavy traffic, hit-and-miss responsiveness to mobile devices and the ever-present fear of a major security breach are just a few of the glitches that range from annoying to dangerous and make the Internet an ongoing work in progress.. read more