At the 46th Tau Beta Pi Awards Banquet for the College of Engineering, faculty and students alike were honored for their excellence within the department of Computer Science.
Stadionaut, a mobile application development startup, took the grand prize in the first-ever iNet Venture Challenge, a business competition for University of Kentucky student entrepreneurs held at the Alumni House the end of March. Computer science major Scott Wagner was one member of the winning team that received the $2,000 first prize for their business concept for Stadionaut LLC.
Computer Science sophomore Josiah Hanna has been recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship with an honorable mention recognition from the program.
Dr. Brent Seales, Gill Professor in UK's Computer Science department, has accepted a position as a visiting research scientist at the Google Cultural Institute. Specifically, Dr. Seales will be helping read the un-openable Dead Sea Scrolls through visualization. His role in this project will last for one year, which will be spent working in Paris.
UK recently hosted the state STLP--Student Technology Leadership Program--Programming competition. The teams came from all regions of Kentucky and represented all grade levels. With a record 60 schools participating, the competition was stiffer than ever and the judges had a tough job selecting the two winners for each category. The winners are listed below.
The CS department invites students to a Programming and Game Development event at the 2012 STLP State Championship. The students will learn basic development with Game Maker 8 and use it to develop their own game that will be a part of the competition. No prior experience is needed; all instructions will be provided.
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.
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