Archive for Computer Science

Mike and Dianne Pfister of Katy, Texas have established the Michael ’78 and Dianne ’79 Pfister Scholarship. The endowment will create one or more scholarships for full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. “Dianne and I realize what a…


The Texas A&M University Colleges of Engineering and Science present their sixth annual Teacher Summit on January 30-31, 2014, with registration and a welcoming reception on the 30th. General sessions and workshops begin on Friday (1/31) and are held in the College Station Hilton Hotel and Confe…


For The Battalion Online (1/22/2014), City Editor Jennifer Reiley interviewed NASA Astronaut Steven Swanson about his career and his third trip into space, scheduled for March 25. Dr. Steven Swanson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Te…


Jory Denny, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, spent a part of the university's December/January 2014 transition as a volunteer at Winter Camp 2013, a camp for the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) Sam Houston Area Council. Jory taught the …


On the morning of Wednesday, December 11, 2013 local CBS affiliate KBTX-TV News visited the Department of Computer Science and Engineering's Sketch Recognition Lab (SRL) to learn more about the lab's latest state-of-the-art research projects. News reporter David Norris spent some time with Associate…


First started in 1967, Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. It was established at Texas A&M University by Dr. Dan Drew, professor emeritus and former division head of computer science. Dr. Drew was the principal advis…


Thirteen faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as TEES Fellows. The TEES Fellow designation recognizes established faculty members with a history of continuous performance…


The advanced humanoid robot, Valkyrie, unveiled by NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) walks, thanks to Texas A&M University’s Dr. Aaron Ames and his research team as part of the larger NASA Valkyrie team. Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his research team …


Labs at Weill Cornell Medical College, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Texas A&M University will be collaborating on an NIH funded project with an overall budget of $13M. The five year project,"Decoding the roles of critical genes of unknown function inM. tuberculosis," is led by…


Pictured left to right: Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, with Jean-Louis Briaud, Teresa Wright, Linda Huff and Robert Nevels. Faculty and staff in the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) were recognized Dec…


Each semester Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity - Xi Gamma Chapter nominates many worthy candidates who are distinguished from amongst their peers for exemplary status in three different categories including "Most Innovative Research," "Most Informative Lecturer," and "Most Engaging Lect…


Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup was elected to the Electronic Design 2013 Hall of Fame. The editors of Electronic Design* base their selection of each year's new inductees on contribution, industry impact, lasting achievement, and reader input. Dr. Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ an…


Dr. Nancy M. Amato and Dr. Perla Beatriz Balbuena are among the seven Texas A&M University faculty members recognized as 2013 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or i…


Researchers from The Texas A&M University System participated in the Eng-Life Workshop Nov. 15 in the Emerging Technologies Building on campus. The workshop, "At The Interface of Engineering and Life Sciences," was hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Dwight…


Dr. Dezhen Song was awarded an NSF grant for searching for transient targets in physical space. His research project is entitled, "Robotic Search of Transient Objects." The grant is funded through the NSF Division of Information & Intelligent Systems for three years beginning Fall 2013. Dr. Song…