Archives for December 2014

Posted: December 19, 2014

Dr. Ruud Weijermars joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor in November.  Weijermars specializes in analytical modelling and finding the key parameters that control a process or system and his current research interests include geomechan…

Posted: December 19, 2014

Dr. Xi Zhang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recently selected as the winner of the prestigious Best Paper Award at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 conference held earlier this month in Austin, Texas. Zhang and his Ph.D. student co-au…

Posted: December 18, 2014

Faculty and staff of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering were recognized for their contributions to the department at the department’s annual holiday party on Dec. 12. Recipients include: Zachry Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. Peter England Birdwell Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. Nasir…

Posted: December 18, 2014

The 2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium will be held in College Station on Jan. 21-22 in room 2005 of the Emerging Technologies Building. It will host talks by 18 world-renowned thought leaders in robotics and automation. The symposium will start with a keynote address by Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy from…

Posted: December 18, 2014

During the weekend of Nov. 7-9, the Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab (LIVE) in the Collge of Architecture's Department of Vizualization hosted a game jam on campus in collaboration with TAMU ACM SIGGRAPH, TAGD, Texas A&M University, Kansas State University, IAC, and others. A ga…

Posted: December 18, 2014

Cheery faces and warm and fuzzy feelings animate the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) administration office on the third floor of the H.R. Bright Building (HRBB) on the Texas A&M University campus as the room fills with presents for Brazos Valley children. A Salvation Army An…

Posted: December 17, 2014

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced that two researchers from Texas A&M University, B. Don Russell, Jr., and Darwin J. Prockop will become NAI Fellows this spring. Russell and Prockop are among 170 new Fellows to be inducted during the NAI’s 4th Annual Conference on March 20 at th…

Posted: December 17, 2014

In an evening reception Thursday, Dec. 11, the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering celebrated the end of 2014 with a gathering of faculty, staff and their guests at a venue in College Station.  Dr. M. Nazmul Karim, department head, professor of chemical engineering and the T. Michae…

Posted: December 16, 2014

Dr. Sreeram Vaddiraju (above left), assistant professor of chemical engineering, is the 2014 recipient of the Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award. The award and $2,000 check, sponsored by Fluor Corporation, recognizes Vaddiraju for his dedication and outstanding contributions to the education and…

Posted: December 16, 2014

On Dec. 8, computer science and engineering Professor Dr. Tim Davis got the surprise of his life. On a take-home quiz given to his sophomore class, “Discrete Structures for Computing,” the previous Friday, Davis noted that the students may not receive outside help. Just for fun, he added one excepti…

Posted: December 16, 2014

Dr. Jianer Chen, Dr. Dmitri Loguinov, Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger and Dr. Duncan Moore "Hank" Walker were named as 2014 Distinguished Scientists by the Association for Computing Machinery. Forty-nine scientists, engineers and educators from universities, international corporations, and research institu…

Posted: December 11, 2014

Dr. Arul Jayaraman, professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the Ray B. Nesbitt Professorship, has collaborated with researchers from Tufts University School of Engineering in the computational evaluation of gastrointestinal (GI) tract microorganism function. The j…

Posted: December 10, 2014

The Aggie Women in Computer Science (AWICS) recently hosted its 5th annual Trick-or-Research, an event designed to introduce undergraduates and first-year graduate students to some of the research in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. More than 100 stude…

Posted: December 9, 2014

Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of four recipients of the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award. The award, which is presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST), …

Posted: December 9, 2014

Several faculty and students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC) held in New Orleans, Nov. 16-21. SC, the largest and most diverse c…

Posted: December 4, 2014

The Dwight Look College of Engineering’s Student Engineer's Council (SEC) welcomed more than 400 K-12 students to campus for the inaugural Spark conference. The conference centered around a day-long design competition for students. With a focus on innovation, teamwork and time management skills, stu…

Posted: December 4, 2014

Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger's "Adaptive Reduction Parallelization Techniques" is one of 35 papers selected to be included in the ACM International Conference on Supercomputing 25th Anniversary Volume. The volume celebrates the silver jubilee of the premier conference on high performance computers and c…

Posted: December 3, 2014

Kyoungwoon Kim, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first prize at the prestigious 2014 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) in Japan. Kim, whose advisor and co-author is Dr. Cam Nguyen, the TI Professor II in Analog Engineer…

Posted: December 3, 2014

A nationally acclaimed researcher in solar energy, Distinguished Professor Rakesh Agrawal of Purdue University, will describe the technological challenges for creating a sustainable solar-powered economy during his Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Eminent Scholars Lecture…

Posted: December 2, 2014

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University is excited to announce the newest addition to its adjunct faculty, Dr. Catherine C. Marshall. Until the lab's closing in September, her most recent endeavor was principal researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley. …

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