Community Calls, and CS Answers

 

When the community called, the Department of Computer Science (CS) answered!

Teen librarian Christina Heaney from Comsewogue Public Library initially contacted Stony Brook's Department of Computer Science a year ago in the hope of gaining some mentors in her quest to establish a chapter of Girls Who Code.

Capti Voice Awarded EdTech Digest’s 2017 Award for Best Special Needs Solution

 

Capti Voice, a universally accessible literacy platform, wins EdTech Digest’s Award for Best Special Needs Solution of 2017, beating out several Edtech competitors, including Kurzweil. By providing innovative supports for students with a variety of needs and abilities, Capti captured the hearts of the judges.

May 12 - You're Invited: Game Programming Competition is Set!

 

The 14th Annual Game Programming Competition is set for Friday, May 12th at 6p. The event, which takes place this year in the Student Activities Center Auditorium, gives all Stony Brook University students an opportunity to present their original video game designs. All students, faculty, family, and friends are welcome to join us as we preview the hottest gaming ideas on campus.  

With game names such as "Misuse of Magic" and "Aqua Cycle", this semester 36 teams in total entered the competition. Final competitors, which will be selected on Wednesday, May 10, will go head-to-head at the May 12 event. 

Outstanding CS TAs Celebrate!

 

Several Teaching Assistants (TAs) were honored at a recent ceremony for their outstanding service to the Department of Computer Science. In total seven TAs were selected from a number of nominations that were presented to a committee led by Professor I.V. Ramakrishnan. The TAs, who served between 2013 and 2016, were instrumental in managing a number of CSE/ISE courses. Each of them brought unique and valuable capabilities to the classroom. The seven TAs who received award certificates on May 3, 2017 were: 

How smart is your watch? Rotational smartwatch design research ranked in Top 5% at ACM CHI

 

A paper co-authored by Department of Computer Science assistant professor Xiaojun Bi has won a prestigious award at this year’s ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI),  which will be presented in Denver, CO May 6-11. The paper outlined the design, decoding algorithm and implementaion for COMPASS, a rotational keyboard that will be used to enter text into smartwatches without touchscreens.

CVDI Announcement

 

More than five years ago, the National Science Foundation funded the creation of the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CCDA), an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), at Stony Brook University. Throughout the first phase of this I/UCRC, Stony Brook University became a leader in developing industry research partnerships, with Department of Computer Science (CS) chair Arie Kaufman serving as CDDA’s co-director.

NSF Funds I/UCRC Phase II: CVDI will focus on big data science

 

​More than five years ago, the National Science Foundation funded the creation of the ), an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), at Stony Brook University. As a result of the first phase of this I/UCRC and with Department of Computer Science (CS) chair Arie Kaufman serving as CDDA’s co-director, Stony Brook University became a leader in developing industry research partnerships.

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