CIS Professor Daniel Lowd Receives Young Investigator Award for Work on Adversarial Machine Learning
Assistant Professor Daniel Lowd has recently received the Army Research Office's (ARO) Young Investigator Award for his proposal on "Inferring Trustworthiness and Deceit in Adversarial Relational Models". This award will fund Lowd's project for $360,000 over three years.
This project will develop methods for detecting malicious behavior such as social network spam and fake reviews. To... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
The CIS Department congratulates Assistant Professor Hank Childs for receiving the University of Oregon's Early Career Research Excellence Award, which is the highest university award for early career faculty. Prof. Childs was one of only two recipients across campus. Award selection was based on scholarship and research.
Prof. Childs... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
In running, said Will Geoghegan, you don’t always realize just how much you’re improving.
“It’s really funny,” Geoghegan said in a phone interview from Eugene, Oregon. “I remember when I was a freshman in high school thinking that running under 10 (minutes) in the 2-mile seemed impossible.
“I don’t know if I ever envisioned where I am now. I just tried to get better every year... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
CIS Competition Celebrates Diversity of Chili and Raises Money for Food for Lane County
The 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off Competition was held on Friday, February 27, 2015 to raise money for Food For Lane County (FFLC) as part of the Governor’s State Employee’s Food Drive. FFLC is a division of the Oregon Food Bank Network that strives to alleviate hunger by creating access to food in the... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
Computer science major David Widder is one of four outstanding students nominated by the University of Oregon for the national prestigious Goldwater scholarship.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was created in 1986 to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering, and to foster excellence in those... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
You are an agent for the office of strategic national alien planning. Your task is to complete projects focusing on code incription, computer optimization and pin collecting. Failure means obliteration of your grade because this is an assignment for one of the University of Oregon’s most innovative classes.
This is an actual assignment in CIS 410/510 Parallel Computing, an experimental... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
The Winter 2015 edition of UO CASCADE Magazine featured a profile article on the CIS Department Head, Joe Sventek. Here is a sample of the article:
Creating Networks for "Folks Who Aren't Geeks"
The Internet was still a research project when Joe Sventek (pictured) realized that moving electrons through circuit boards might be more interesting than splitting atoms. Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
The Winter 2015 edition of UO CASCADE Magazine featured an article on Associate Professor Reza Rejaie's research on mapping internet connections around the world. Here is a sample of the article:
Averting Internet Disaster
Mapping "Carrier Hotels" to Predict Descriptions and Potential Fixes
A classic art deco building in Manhattan—60 Hudson Street—is now a modern hub for Internet communication. Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
Fourth-year undergraduate Chase Kelly-Reif spent his summer break at the University of Washington teaching teens some of the basics of software engineering. Over a 10-week period, Chase worked with iD Tech, one of the largest nationally-based computer camps, to take students from writing their very first hello world programs all the way to working with GUIs and object-oriented programming.... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
Dr. Michel A. Kinsy joined the Computer and Information Science Department in August, 2014. Michel received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013. His doctoral work is one of the first to develop algorithms and computer hardware techniques to emulate and control large-scale power systems at the microsecond... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017