• 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

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • 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

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • 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

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Shreeya Khadka portrait

    CIS first-year PhD student Shreeya Khadka was awarded the A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Award in April 2016. This award was set up to honor the memory of A. Richard Newton, a pioneer in electronic design automation and integrated circuit design.

    The fellowship encourages and supports students at the beginning of their research career in Electronic Design Automation and Embedded... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Brian Gravelle portrait

    CIS first-year PhD student Brian Gravelle was awarded the A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Award in April 2016. This award was set up to honor the memory of A. Richard Newton, a pioneer in electronic design automation and integrated circuit design.

    The fellowship encourages and supports students at the beginning of their research career in Electronic Design Automation and Embedded... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • ASA DataFest Oregon Logo

    "DataFest Oregon is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set.

    The American Statistical Association’s Datafest is a nationally coordinated data analysis competition that brings together the data science community. It was held at Oregon State University on April 15-17, 2016, and featured... Read more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jun Li Portrait

    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 more

    Updated: Jun 30, 2017

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