Department news

Zoom meeting with nine Code the Gap members
Diversity and inclusion, Undergraduate news

Operation reboot: Student group aims to bridge the diversity gap

Posted January 27, 2021

Code the Gap student group provides STEM opportunities to underrepresented groups by teaching computer science at local Twin Cities K-12 schools.

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U of M part of Toyota Research Institute’s new initiative

Posted January 26, 2021

Hyun Soo Park will lead artificial intelligence research to better understand the behavior of drivers and passengers as a catalyst to increase safe driving.

Best Poster Award
Student awards and honors

Wolfrath and Chandra receive Best Poster Award at SEC 2020

Posted January 21, 2021

Distributed Computing Systems Group members Ph.D student Joel Wolfram and professor Abhishek Chandra won for their poster on data-aware edge sampling.

Best Paper Award VRST 2020
Faculty awards and honors, Student awards and honors

Illusioneering Lab wins ACM VRST 2020 Best Paper Award

Posted January 6, 2021

Ph.D students Jerald Thomas and Courtney Hutton Pospick worked with Assistant Professor Evan Suma Rosenberg on this research.

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Alumni news

Alumnus joins Five Star Bank as Chief Information Security Officer

Posted January 4, 2021

Adolph Barclift (B.S. 2006) will be responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information and cybersecurity for the bank.

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CSpotlight, Data science

CSpotlight: Evolution of a data scientist

Posted December 30, 2020

M.S. student Hahnemann Ortiz found his way back to the University of Minnesota to strengthen his knowledge of data science and machine learning.

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COVID projects, Research

Avatars (and immersive computing) to the rescue

Posted December 29, 2020

A team of CS&E students is working with assistant professor Evan Suma Rosenberg on more immersive options to video conferencing.

Women with mask looking at COVID Aware app
COVID projects

Exposure notification apps curb COVID spread, not user privacy

Posted December 23, 2020

CS&E's Shashi Shekhar explains how the apps maintain user privacy and why more users will help curb the spread—even as vaccines arrive.

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Data science, Faculty awards and honors

Daniel Boley named Distinguished Member by the ACM

Posted December 16, 2020

This recognition from the Association for Computing Machinery celebrates his long-term commitment and outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

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Alumni news

CS&E alumnus selected as AAAS Fellow

Posted December 15, 2020

Hui Xiong (Ph.D. 2005) received this honor from his AAAS peers for his “distinguished contributions to the fields of data mining and mobile computing.”