The CIS Department congratulates incoming Ph.D. student Kristi Belcher on being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students so they can become leaders in research, teaching, and innovation in science and engineering. GRF awards are highly competitive, with a historic...Read more
The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Program (ECP) has made three awards totaling over $1.8M over three years to CIS faculty. ECP, a part of President Obama's National Strategic Computing initiative, was established to develop a capable exascale ecosystem, encompassing applications, system software, hardware technologies and architectures, and workforce development to meet the...Read more
Prof. Hornof Advises Top International Ph.D. Students on the Design of Innovative New Assistive Technology
Associate Professor Anthony Hornof accepted an invitation to serve as a Faculty Mentor in the Doctoral Consortium of ASSETS 2016, the Association of Computing Machinery Conference on Computers and Accessibility. The Doctoral Consortium brought together a top Ph.D. students from the U.S., Europe, and South America to present their work on a range of innovative new computer-based devices to...Read more
Anthony Hornof Awarded $423,000 NSF Grant to Develop Predictive Computational Theory of Multitasking
Associate Professor Anthony Hornof was awarded a $423,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Human Systems Program to pursue a project entitled “A Theory of Human Microstrategy Selection and Integration in Human-Computer Interaction” (NSF #1619036). The award extends Dr. Hornof’s uninterrupted funding from the National Science Foundation to fifteen years. The project is in...Read more
Thanks to an extraordinary $500 million lead gift, the University of Oregon is proud to announce the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. This game-changing initiative is specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond...Read more
what is quackcon?
A combo hackathon and make-a-thon prototyping event where people come together to build cool stuff. QuackCon is focusing specifically on the theme of sports/tech and participants will be encouraged to build a hack that focuses on 1). athletic enhancement; and/or, 2) fan/audience engagement
Who is invited?
Any student enrolled in an accredited university...Read more
Professor Reza Rejaie and Professor Sanjay Srivastava of the Psychology Department have received two grants totaling over $1.1M for their cross-disciplinary research. The over-arching theme of their research is to leverage posted content and relationships of individual users in an online social network (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) to...Read more
That’s no surprise given Childs is a big-data expert—his students learn high-performance computing in tech-heavy classes on programming and data visualization. But Childs is also having success placing students who take his course on the more creative side of computer and information science: Introduction to Computer Graphics.
As taught by Childs (above), the course is basically about...Read more
"Prestigious and a great win for the Ducks" is how UO Provost Scott Coltrane describes the university's new partnership with Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
The partnership is also an example of how research collaboration between UO faculty members and colleagues at other institutions can lead to wider opportunities.
In this case, the agreement stems from research...Read more
The human brain can absorb piles of numbers. But it can’t easily convert them into an image of, say, wind speed patterns in a hurricane.
It takes powerful computers running complex software to do those conversions. But that presents an ongoing problem: The computer programs that perform these transformations need to be constantly updated to keep up with ever-evolving technical standards...Read more