On April 12, 2013, the department sponsored a Meet and Greet with Mr. Owen Cropper, who is one of this year’s inductees to the College of Engineering Hall of Distinction.
The annual luncheon with graduating seniors has been our CS tradition for many years. At the 2013 luncheon, students in our department talked about their experiences at UK and about their future plans.
Josiah Hanna, of Lexington, Ky., has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship worth up to $7,500 per year. Hanna is one of 271 students nationwide awarded the Goldwater Scholarship this year. This year's Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,107 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
The University of Kentucky Office of the Provost has announced that Judy Goldsmith, professor in the Department of Computer Science, Jeffrey Ashley, Jr., lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radu “Paul” Mihail, teaching assistant in the Department of Computer Science, will each receive a Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. The awards were established by the Office of the Provost to reward and encourage excellence in teaching. A maximum of six awards may be given from among the entire university’s faculty. Goldsmith’s award will be given from the category of regular and special title series, Ashley’s award will come from the category of lecturer and Mihail’s award is from the teaching assistant category.
Computer science professor Judy Goldsmith is the 2013 winner of the Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. The award, which recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching accomplishments, is annually given to its recipient at the annual Tau Beta Pi Awards Banquet.
John Walz, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, has announced the winners of the inaugural Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Research and Service. One of this year's Dean's Award of Excellence in Research winners is Ruigang Yang, Associate Professor in Computer Science.
The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities has chosen 12 outstanding undergraduates as new scholars for the university's Gaines Fellowship Program for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. Gaines Fellowshipsare given in recognition of outstanding academic performance, demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, an interest in public issues and a desire to enhance understanding of the human condition through the humanities.
As director of undergraduate studies for the University of Kentucky's Department of Computer Science, Jurek (Jerzy) Jaromczyk encounters many aspiring computer scientists. While he is happy to talk about curriculum, career opportunities and facilities, he finds the best way to connect a potential student’s interest in computer science to the UK College of Engineering's computer science program is to let the student become an active part of the recruitment process.
Roughly five years ago, computer science professor Judy Goldsmith sent an email to the Cognitive Science mailing list wondering if anyone would be interested in working on a grant proposal around the topic of decision making. The level of interest—and where it was coming from—surprised her. read more