The UK College of Engineering was a Silver sponsor of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Tapia Conference in San Diego, California September 18-21. The Tapia conference is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing. Department of Computer Science faculty members Corey Baker and Ken Calvert attended along with five graduate students. 

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.

3rd Annumal Commonwealth Computational Summit - October 14th and 15th

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.”


NEW Computer Science Commerical:


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.


Computer science doctoral student Asare Nkansah (BSCS 2019) was one of three students to work with Apple on an app to improve the student experience at UK.


Brent Seales Awarded Prestigious Mellon Grant, Poised to Solve 2,000-Year-Old Mystery


Behind the Blue': UK’s Brent Seales Digitally 'Unwraps' Ancient Texts, Other Treasures