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 moreUpdated: Dec 6, 2017
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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
"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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
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 moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
Jun Li, an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and director of the UO Center for Cyber Security and Privacy, was awarded a $507,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research examining online social network (OSN) fraud and attacks. The collaborative project includes researchers at the University of Arkansas and the University of North Carolina... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017
"The UO Mock Trial team recently wrapped up its most successful season to date, placing 10th in its division and 19th overall out of 48 teams at the National Championship Tournament of the American Mock Trial Association.
The tournament, held April 15-17 in South Carolina, was the team’s first time at nationals.
More than 600 collegiate mock trial teams started the competitive... Read moreUpdated: Jun 30, 2017