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.
On Saturday, November 3, the University of Kentucky hosted the Mid-Central Regionals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest. Over 150 teams competed at several satellite sites. Four teams representing UK competed in the event, finishing in the top seven locally and in the Mid-Central region’s top 10.
Please join the CS Department in congratulating Josiah Hanna, a junior in Computer Science and the recipient of the first Duncan E. Clarke Memorial Innovation Award.
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