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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On November 2, 2013, three teams of University of Kentucky computer science students participated in the Mid-Central Regionals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest, an intense problem solving and programming competition.