A team of three University of Kentucky computer science students will compete in the North America Championship 2020 (NAC 2020) of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). The UKy-blue competitive programming team was one of the Mid-Central Regional winners at a competition held November 2, 2019. Only six schools advanced from the region. UKy-blue team members are: Peter Bifone, Jr., Brandon Bultman and Tanner Willis. Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of undergraduate studies for the department, is the team’s coach.


Tingting Yu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, researches the broad field of software engineering. The goal of her research is to engineer techniques that help developers create more dependable, secure and user-friendly software systems.


Sen-Ching “Samson” Cheung, Blazie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky, is co-investigator on a $3.5 million NIH grant over five years to develop novel video-based approaches for detection of autism risk in the first year of life. The project is led by Professor Sally Ozonoff from the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in the UC Davis School of Medicine.  Dr. Cheung was also recently elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow.


Computer science professor and chair Brent Seales appeared on NOVA's "Dead Sea Scroll Detectives."


Stephen Ware, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $493,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research in the area of computational storytelling. The grant will explore how intelligent interactive narratives can be used to provide effective, realistic training for police officers.


Through undergraduate research, recent computer science graduate Eura Shin connected machine learning and artificial intelligence to high-impact problems in society.   Last month, she received Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2020.


Brent Seales, professor and chair in the Department of Computer Science, has been using light 10 billion times brighter than the sun to read carbonized Herculaneum Scrolls. Seales is creating a comprehensive catalog of Herculaneum papyri, and recently virtually unwrapped a pair of 2,000-year-old Roman scrolls believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar, and that were buried and charred during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption.  ... You can also tune in to a live-streamed event, "Reading the Herculaneum Papyri," and hear from experts about the challenges of unraveling and reading hundreds of carbonized papyri scrolls. The program streams live from the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST.


James Griffioen, computer science professor and director of the UK Center for Computational Sciences, will be on a new Kentucky Research Computing team made possible by a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to aid in the development of Kentucky’s research computing cyberinfrastructure.


Xava Grooms, Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science, won first place in the Tapia Student Poster Competition for her poster “Utilizing Delay Tolerant Networking in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications.” The Tapia technical student poster session provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their latest research results and methodologies to a wide conference audience.


James F. Hardymon (BSCE ’56; MSCE ’58) shares his keys to success in a new memoir titled, “Engineering Corporate Success: A Memoir.”


Simone Silvestri, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded a three-year grant for approximately $500,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project “Crosslayer Optimization of Energy and Cost through Unified Modeling of User Behavior and Storage in Multiple Buildings.”


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Brent Seales, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science, and Rick Honaker, professor in the Department of Mining Engineering, were mentioned by Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for Research, in a UKNow article about UK’s record-breaking increase of $83 million in competitive research awards over the previous year. The post appeared in the Lane Report.


Tingting Yu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The total amount of the award is approximately $500,000. The project will involve collaboration between UK and Stevens Institute of Technology. The goal is to improve the quality of modern software systems.


Brent Seales, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science, had his digital unwrapping research presented in an article by the Washington Post.


Computer science assistant professor Corey Baker believes universities must do a better job recruiting, retaining and graduating minority students in engineering. Thus far, his own efforts are proving to be very successful.