Computer Science News
Best Paper Awards Announced (August 31, 2011)
A paper joingly authored by CIST Ph.D. student Janyl Jumadinova and CS department faculty Dr. Prithviraj Dasgupta won the best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC). The paper was titled "A Multi-Agent Prediction Market based on Partially Observable Stochastic Games". Click here to see the announcement on the conference website.
A paper jointly authored by Aruna Weerakoon (a CS graduate student), Dr. Parvathi Chundi and Dr. Mahadevan Subramaniam (both CS department faculty) was awarded the best student lead paper in the KDD 2011 workshop on modeling and simulation. Aruna has received a nice plaque and also cash award of $500.00. Hearty congratulations to Aruna! Aruna Weerakoon joined our Ph.D. program this Fall. He is working with Dr. Subu on the modeling and simulation project with Engineering. He was a CS master's thesis student of Prof. Parvathi Chundi and wrote his thesis on temporal data mining.
CS Research Fair on April 2, 2009 (posted March 10, 2009; updated March 31, 2009)
Pizza and pop will precede the CS Research Fair at the Scott Conference Center on April 2, 2009. Capsule summaries of the exciting research being done in the department will be presented, followed by small group discussions with faculty and students concerning individual research opportunities. A poster for the event can be found by clicking here, and the event schedule can be found by clicking by clicking here; both are PDF documents.
ACM Student Chapter Kickoff Meeting (posted December 1, 2008)
Free pizza will be provided at a meeting to discuss the UNO ACM student chapter, along with a five-minute “lightning talk” on the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The meeting is at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 3rd in PKI 279.
Fall Faculty-Graduate Student Reception (updated July 31, 2008)
The fall reception for faculty and graduate students, including alumni, new and potential new students, will be held on Wednesday, August 20th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Elmwood Park Pavilion. Representatives from the UNO Graduate College and International Admissions will be on hand. Free food will be provided, so if possible, please e-mail Carla Frakes by August 14th to her know you will attend.
Technical Reports Now Available Online (July 28, 2008)
The initial roll-out of the web pages containing CS department technical reports is now available. Additional reports will be added as they become available. The reports are available from the home page for the CS web site by clicking on Technical Reports.
Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Program (June 28, 2008)
This concentrated program, which can be completed in five years, allows a motivated student to complete both the undergraduate and master's degree programs, including a suitable graduate concentration if desired. See the web pages for the program for details.
Graduate Certificate Programs (March 6, 2008)
The graduate program now includes four approved certificate programs, and an additional program in the approval process. These programs provide recognition for individuals who complete the short (usually four course) program of study. See the certificate home page for complete details!
New Undergraduate Degree in Information Assurance Approved (July 20, 2007)
The Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education recently approved the new undergraduate degree in information assurance; this was the last step in the approval process. This new degree complements those already offered in the College of Information Science and Technology. Additional information will appear on the college web site in the near future.
Graduate Student Reception (July 16, 2007)
A reception for computer science and MIS graduate students will be held between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 23 at the fountain outside the PKI building; food will be served.
New Google Data Center in Council Bluffs (June 19, 2007)
Google is building a new data center in Council Bluffs which will result in a $600 million investment in the area and about 200 new jobs that pay about $50,000 each.
New Web Site Being Developed (June 12, 2007)
A new web presence for the computer science department is being developed. The new web site is in the "beta" stage and is expected to replace the current site within a few weeks.
New Department Chair (June 12, 2007)
Dean Ali appointed Professor Quiming Zhu as the department chair on May 9th, with approval by Vice Chancellor Sheri Rogers reported on May 17th.
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