As director of undergraduate studies for the University of Kentucky's Department of Computer Science, Jurek (Jerzy) Jaromczyk encounters many aspiring computer scientists. While he is happy to talk about curriculum, career opportunities and facilities, he finds the best way to connect a potential student’s interest in computer science to the UK College of Engineering's computer science program is to let the student become an active part of the recruitment process.
Former UK CS graduate student James Bernsen's article has been one of the top 25 hottest articles of the journal in all quarters starting October 2008.
VisU, a yearly undergraduate research program developed by the Center for Visual and Virtual Environments, capped off its summer of research projects with a series of student presentations in the James F. Hardymon Theatre of the Davis Marksbury Building on Thursday, August 2. As in summers past, participants were a mixture of engineering and computer science majors from the University of Puerto Rico as well as local students. -- Kel Hahn
The University of Kentucky commemorated 25 years of academic supercomputing with the announcement of the most powerful supercomputer in the university’s history and the award of a $1 million “cyber infrastructure” grant from the National Science Foundation.
“We bring the game from the field into the stands!” That is the tag line for a new application named “Crowded,” developed by the Lexington-based mobile application studio Stadionaut. Stadionaut is led in part by Scott Wagner, who graduated with a B.S. in computer science in May 2012 and Evan Leach, who earned a B.S. in animal science from the College of Agriculture in December 2011.
Computer science is a dynamic field where, as Ken Calvert, Ph.D. and chair of the Department of Computer Science, states, “The only way to stay on the leading edge is to invent everything.” Consider that 10 years ago, Facebook, Twitter and iPhones didn’t exist and iPods and digital internet were just coming into play.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student branch participated in the global IEEE Xtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition on October 21-22. Eight UK teams of three students each competed in the event and one UK team placed 31st out of over 1,500 teams.
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