Archive for Computer Science

Dr. Jaakko Järvi, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded an NSF grant, effective Sept. 1. The project, "SHF: Small: Foundations for User Interface Programming," will support his goal to significantly reduce the cost of…


Dr. Guofei Gu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was quoted in an article by Tom Simonite for the "MIT Technology Review" Aug. 19. The article, "Buying 120,000 Twitter Accounts Reveals New Way to Block Spam," is about researchers …


A student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering's Computing for Disaster summer research program won first place in the Dwight Look College of Engineering's REU summer poster contest Aug. 9. Ivan Espinosa, a math and computer science major from California State University-Fullerton,…


Dr. Nancy Amato Unocal Professor and interim head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Hewlett-Packard/Harriett B. Rigas Award. Hewlett-Packard/Harriett B. Rigas Award recognizes outstanding faculty women who have made si…


The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangout on "Robots" with five experts in robotics, including Dr. Robin Murphy from Texas A&M's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. We the Geeks will be held today (Aug. 9) at 2 p.m. EDT. The …


Dr. Tiffani L. Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was interviewed by Christina Hernandez Sherwood, a contributing writer for Smart Planet, July 29. Read the article, "Q&A: Tiffani Williams, computer scientist, on crea…


Dr. Jennifer L. Welch, Regents Professor and Chevron Professor II in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the faculty ombudsperson officer for the Dwight Look College of Engineering for two years starting Sept. 1. Welch will function as the …


Pictured: Dr. Gutierrez-Osuna (left) discusses the inner workings of a car-racing biofeedback game with Dr. Shipp and REU student Luis Jimenez. Ph.D. student Avinash Parnandi (bottom) plays the video game while his skin conductance levels are being monitored with a wrist-worn sensor. Stress estima…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Nancy Amato interim head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Amato is the Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M and co-…


Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the first and only existing international honor society in the computing and information disciplines, is a uniquely Aggie tradition. The society was first organized at Texas A&M University Jan. 10, 1967. Dr. Dan Drew, head of the computer science division, was the pr…


Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, designer and implementer of the C++ programming language, received Upsilon Pi Epsilon's ABACUS Award during opening ceremonies for the 37th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 30 through July 4. Stroustrup is the Univer…


A team of graduate students from Texas A&M University have developed H-Radar, an app that won first place in the 2013 "Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE (Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering) Health Data Collegiate Challenge."


Brittany Duncan, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been selected and nominated for a 2014-2015 PEO Scholar Award. The award, provided by the Philanthropic Educational Organization, provides a maximum of $15,000 fellowship for a woman pursuing a doctoral gr…


Computer Science and Engineering students Cesar Rodriguez and David Turner were selected Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award 2013.


The Sketch Recognition Lab (SRL) at Texas A&M University was nominated for best case study at the recent ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013) in Paris, France, for the paper, "Multimodal Location-Aware System for Paratrooper Team Coordination." CHI 2013 is th…