On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the University of Kentucky hosted the 9th annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) event. Nearly 300 Girl Scouts and Juliette Scouts from Kentucky and Ohio packed Worsham Theater for the outreach event, which was sponsored by Kentucky American Water, Toyota, Michelin and LG&E/Kentucky Utilities.
Computer science professor Grzegorz "Greg" Wasilkowski’s article “On tractability of linear tensor product problems for ∞-variate classes of functions” was recently ranked #2 on the Journal of Complexity’s “Top 25 Hottest Articles” list for July-September 2013. The article appeared in volume 29, issue 5, October 2013, pp. 351-369 of the Journal for Complexity, the leading journal devoted to complexity and efficient algorithms for continuous problems.
On November 2, 2013, three teams of University of Kentucky computer science students participated in the Mid-Central Regionals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest, an intense problem solving and programming competition.
The Kentucky Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, traveled to Iowa State University this past week for the annual convention of its 241 chapters. The conference was held at the University of Kentucky in 2012 and the group of five students and chapter advisor Dr. Bruce Walcott anticipated enjoying the conference without the logistical pressures of organizing the event.
Seniors Tyler “T.J.” Flynn and Josiah Hanna each received a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) from Joe Kerwin, former Skylab astronaut.
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. However, there is only one Internet, so its denizens must either overlook the flaws by contenting themselves with its benefits or do something radical, such as invent a new one.
A collaboration between a linguist and a computer scientist at the University of Kentucky has resulted in the publication of a groundbreaking text that affords researchers a new means of assessing the complexity of languages using computer-assisted analysis. UK linguistics Professor Gregory Stump co-authored "Morphological Typology: From Word to Paradigm," with computer science Professor Raphael Finkel. It is being published by Cambridge University Press as No.138 in its distinguished "Cambridge Studies in Linguistics"series.
On October 2, the University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science will welcome Dinesh Manocha, Phi Delta Theta/Mason Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the speaker for a colloquium at the Davis Marksbury Building. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m.