Archive for Computer Science

Dr. Nick Duffield, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The IET, which is based in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions wit…


A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) C…


Dr. Glen Williams passed away on Sunday, April 3. He was 77 years old. Williams received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He had many contributions to Texas A&M University, one of which was co-founding the computer science program. His teach…


Three professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University presented aspects of their research at Texas Optimization Day, held recently at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Dr. Jianer Chen, presented his talk, “Dealing with 4-Variables by Resoluti…


The 2016 Texas A&M Robotics Workshop, held recently, hosted an array of distinguished speakers from institutions around the world, whose research is rooted in robotics. The 12 researchers who presented at the workshop are area chairs for the 2016 Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), w…


Dr. Xia Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is collaborating with Arizona State University and Yahoo! to understand user behavior on social media platforms by developing novel data mining algorithms. These predictions are not ba…


With more devices connected to the internet, homes have become smarter. It’s possible for a refrigerator to send shopping reminders, and to control the lights or thermostat while away from home. But as the things around us become smarter, there is a growing need to ensure that they also become safer.


Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal and CEO of Affirm, recently visited the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Levchin met with departmental student organization leaders and shared experiences from his undergraduate career and other bumps and triumphs along the…


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University recently held its annual Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony in the Bethancourt Ballroom located at the Memorial Student Center on campus. The event provides a way for the department to recognize those who work diligently …


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 11th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.” The current overall ranking is an improvement of one spot from last year’s rankings. Individual programs …


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave one of the nine invited topical lectures at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Washington D.C. AAAS, the organization that publishes th…


Trevor Nelligan, a junior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named honorable mention in the 2016 Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards. Nelligan received the honor for his work in the Sketch Recognition …


The second annual Big Data workshop was held recently at Texas A&M University to foster connections across disciplines that intersect this area and help people to continue to identify opportunities for collaboration. The workshop was comprised of 27 short talks from speakers from across the univ…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today by The Best Master’s Degrees, a website that provides reviews and rankings to help narrow down the field w…


Two Texas A&M University students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ryan Vrecenar and Zach Varnadore, completed all four tiers of the third annual National Security Agency 2015 Codebreaker challenge – an impressive feat very few have accomplished. More than 2,000 students f…