Archive for Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering junior Ivan Hernandez has been awarded a Microsoft scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. Microsoft's scholarship qualifies Hernandez to receive $3,000 in tuition coverage. He not only received the scholarship but also was offered an internshi…


Dr. Duncan M. "Hank" Walker has been appointed head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.Walker's appointment is effective June 1.Walker joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 1993 as an associate professor. He was previously an engineer for Hugh…


A team of research and industry experts with four state-of-the-art small underwater vehicles from the United States-based Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) are working with the Japanese-based International Rescue Systems Institute (IRS) to inspect damaged bridges, docks, and pipel…


Texas A&M took second place in the Sixth National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) in San Antonio in April. Texas A&M secured its place in the national contest after winning the Southwestern Regional CCDC in March. Texas A&M team members were Mark Browning (captain), William…


Department of Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Timothy Mann was recently chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program (NSF EAPSI), and the Association of the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Consortium (AAA…


The Interface Ecology Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has designed the Team Coordination Game (TeC) to improve the safety of emergency responders and those they serve by studying firefighters at the Brayton Firefighter Training Field. Post-Doctoral Researcher Zachary O. To…


Texas A&M University will take part in National Robotics Awareness Week that will take place from Saturday (April 9) through April 16. The purpose of National Robotics Awareness Week is to celebrate the United States as a leader in robotics technology development, educate the public about how r…


Survivor Buddy, a rescue robot that was invented by Texas A&M University computer science and engineering professor Dr. Robin R. Murphy and her colleagues at Stanford University, will be part of National Robotics Week at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Survivor Buddy, a…


Texas A&M hosted the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) during Spring Break (March 14-18). Texas A&M University took first place in the competition. Second place went to a first-year team from Southern Methodist University, and third place went to University of T…


The members of the Computing Research Association (CRA) have re-elected Dr. Valerie E. Taylor for a three-year term to its Board of Directors. Taylor is head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor. She earned her M.S. in electrical engineering …


Robots and researchers from Japan, the United States and the U.S. military converged on Disaster City® in College Station, Texas, March 8 to conduct two days of underground mine rescue and tunnel exploration experiments. Teams brought new types of ground robots, from miniature tank-like vehicles …


For the past two years, Texas A&M computer science and engineering professors Dr. Richard Furuta and Dr. Frank Shipman - and Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter II, associate professor of art education and visual culture - have been part of a team funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division …


A recently released iPhone and iPad application may seem like a challenging word game for most. But to one undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, it's the culmination of a dream. Sophomore Kate Stuckman created Professor Wordin…