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CS Students win at Idea State U Competition

Three computer science seniors Josiah Hanna, Charlie Effinger and Craig Schmidt, recently competed in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U competition, taking third place in the undergraduate business plan category. They also placed as the top undergraduate team in the UK Venture Challenge.

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Wasilkowski receives 2014 Lutes Award

Dr. Grzegorz (Greg) Wasilkowski was awarded the Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education at the recent College of Engineering Awards Banquet.

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At school and at home, father and son are together

Haden Pike, a computer science junior, lives in Lexington, and his father commutes 45 minutes every day from Garrard County to take him to class.

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UK Has a New Resource for Transfer Students

When senior Kyle Blagg decided he might want to transfer to the University of Kentucky his first step was to take a campus visit. As he and his father, a UK alumnus, walked through the College of Engineering buildings, Blagg noticed something different about his dad.

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Computer Scientist Looks for Deeper Meaning in Webcam Videos

Dr. Nathan Jacobs' research was recently featured in an article and video posted on UKNow that showed how he is using data taken from webcams and social networking sites to better understand behavior observed in everyday scenes.

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BBC News Magazine Publishes Article Involving Seales Research

BBC News Magazine recently published an online article titled “Unlocking the Scrolls of Herculaneum” that offers an in-depth look at researchers’ attempts to read ancient scrolls without opening them. The article contains insights from Dr. Brent Seales, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, as well as images from his research.

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Bringing Humanity's Treasures to a Worldwide Audience

University of Kentucky computer scientist Brent Seales wants to use 21st century technology to preserve the treasured relics of humanity and make them accessible to a wider audience of scholars.

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Jaromczyk named a 2014 Great Teacher

Jerzy W. Jaromczyk was greeted with a pleasant surprise in his classroom recently, as he was named one of 2014’s Great Teachers at the University of Kentucky.

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UK Hosts Nearly 300 GEMS

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the University of Kentucky hosted the 9th annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) event. Nearly 300 Girl Scouts and Juliette Scouts from Kentucky and Ohio packed Worsham Theater for the outreach event, which was sponsored by Kentucky American Water, Toyota, Michelin and LG&E/Kentucky Utilities.

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Wasilkowski Article Named 2nd Hottest from July-September, 2013

Computer science professor Grzegorz "Greg" Wasilkowski’s article “On tractability of linear tensor product problems for ∞-variate classes of functions” was recently ranked #2 on the Journal of Complexity’s “Top 25 Hottest Articles” list for July-September 2013. The article appeared in volume 29, issue 5, October 2013, pp. 351-369 of the Journal for Complexity, the leading journal devoted to complexity and efficient algorithms for continuous problems.

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The Internet has problems; that isn’t news to most users. Slow loading speeds due to heavy traffic, hit-and-miss responsiveness to mobile devices and the ever-present fear of a major security breach are just a few of the glitches that range from annoying to dangerous and make the Internet an ongoing work in progress.. read more

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