• Paul Downen portrait

    Ph.D. student Paul Downen has been awarded a UO College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship, which will fully fund his tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. The award is highly competitive and recognizes Downen's significant and original contribution to his discipline.

    Downen's research expands a relatively new "proofs as programs" approach in which programming and... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Luke Maurer Portrait

    PhD student Luke Maurer has been awarded the Intern Top Up Award from Microsoft Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professor Zena Ariola will be the recipient of the award of $10,000 for the purpose of supporting Maurer in his work on GHC as described below.

    To optimize functional programs, GHC uses a time-tested intermediate language called Core, based on the simple but powerful... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Eugene Luks Programming Contest Logo

    The 20th Annual Eugene Luks Programming Contest took place this year on Saturday, April 30 in Deschutes 100. The CIS Department holds this contest every year as an opportunity for current undergraduate and graduate students to have fun while challenging their programming skills.

    During the three hour contest, student teams competed against each other with the goal of programming correct... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Maria Laura Rodriquez Portrait

    CIS Undergraduate Maria Laura Rodriguez was awarded the 2016 GEICO Achievement Award for $2,500 in recognition of her dedication to academic success, leadership, and service.

    Originally from Venezuela, Rodriguez is in her second year of studies at the University of Oregon. She currently works as a 100-level teaching assistant in the Computer and Information Science Department by... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Yolanda Reimer portrait

    Former UO doctoral student, Yolanda Reimer (Ph.D. 2001), won a prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award for 2006. This five-year, $500,000 award will fund her work as Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Montana. The project, "From Pen and Paper to Computer: An Emerging Notetaking Paradigm for Students" investigates how the process of note taking is... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Women in Computer Science Logo

    UO undergraduate Zoe Olson blazed a new trail recently when she became the first UO student to take part in Harvard’s annual Women Engineers’ Code Conference, where she also was the only woman from the Pac-12.

    For Olson, a computer science major and member of the Women in Computer Science Club, representing the UO at the conference validated an increasingly inclusive... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Picture of Food for Lane County donation bins

    UO employees will take on the annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive challenge starting Feb. 1, and they’re hoping that creativity and determination will help them meet their goal of 100,000 pounds of donated food.

    According to Karen Scheeland, alumni program manager and former director of the food drive at the UO, the university has donated more than 800,000 pounds of food in the... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Bakeoff Cake

    As part of the Governor’s State Employee’s Food Drive this year, the CIS department hosted the 2016 CIS Sweet and Savory Bake-Off Competition as a fundraiser to benefit Food For Lane County (FFLC). FFLC is a division of the Oregon Food Bank Network that strives to alleviate hunger by creating access to food in the Lane County area.

    The event was held on Friday, Feb 19, and brought... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Daily Emerald Logo

    Focusing on the importance of hands-on experience, the University of Oregon Security Club is giving students an opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills – skills that are in very high demand.

    With cyber attacks becoming more prevalent and receiving more attention in recent years, Frank Arana, president of the club, says that the lack of focus on teaching security is “both a state and... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Professor Dou, Shangpu Jiang (with best paper award) and Professor Lowd

    Fifth-Year CIS Ph.D. Student Shangpu Jiang and his research advisors, Professor Dejing Dou and Professor Daniel Lowd, won the Best Paper Award at DEXA 2015 from among 128 papers.

    DEXA is a well-known international conference in database, information, and knowledge systems. This year is its 26th edition. Jiang is the first author on the paper "Ontology... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017