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November 2016

  • Exascale Computing Program logo

    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

  • Professor Hornoff presenting poster to another person

    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

October 2016

September 2016

  • Hank Child portrait

    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

  • Picture of the side of Deschutes Hall, facing the entrance, taken next to the sundial

    "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

  • CAScade Magazine Logo

    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