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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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On Friday, April 4 2014, eleven graduate students and four undergraduate students have been inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Computing and Information Sciences. Congratulations to graduate students Sherin AmbrammadomBasheer, Sharanya Ashwin, Brad Cantor, Anusha Chenreddy, Christopher Chestnut, Michael Jancola, Harika Koppula, George Minnick, Sreevidya Pothineni, Daniel Schaak and Akhila Yarlagadda; and to undergraduate students Lindsey Press, Howard Swope, Thomas T. Warring and Christina Yakomin, for their outstanding academic achievements. Special thanks to UPE officers Xiaojie Jiang, Jillian Cramer and Nakul Rathod, and to faculty Dr. Frank Klassner and Prof. Najib Nadi for helping run the event smoothly. More...

Our department once again was well represented at ACM's Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium. The Symposium is SIGCSE's flagship conference. It addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. The symposium provides a diverse selection of technical sessions and opportunities for learning and interaction. More...

Google GlassGoogle has selected Dr. Tom Way, along with Dr. William Wagner (Accounting and Information Systems), to participate in the Google Glass Accessibility Research Awards Program that focuses on uses of wearable computing and issues of accessibility and assistive technology. This rare opportunity includes a grant of 4 Google Glass devices, an invitation to the Spring 2014 Google Glass Hackathon, and $13,500 to cover research expenses such as student research assistants, conference travel and pizza. More...

The annual NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award recognizes U.S. Academic Alliance representatives for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields. Students often cite the importance of an individual faculty mentor whose support influenced their educational and career path. Dr. Robert Beck was selected as one of the awardees of an NCWIT 2014 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award! As a winner, Villanova University will receive a gift of $5,000, sponsored by AT&T. The presentation of the awards at the NCWIT Summit that will take place at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, California from May 19-21, 2014. Congrats Dr. Beck! More...

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William Loftus received his BSCS from Villanova University in 1985. He has worked twenty-seven years in the executive management and operations of advanced software solution providers, building three Inc. 500 companies; eventually selling two and helping lead a third company public.

Mr. Loftus is now a Senior Executive and Managing Director of Accenture's Mission Services and all Army Programs but prior to Accenture, he was the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Gestalt, LLC, a leading provider of collaborative technology for governments and Fortune 500 customers acquired by Accenture in 2007. Other positions he held include being the CEO of Breakaway Solutions, a publicly traded company which included Professional Services, Application Services, and Strategy Services and founder/CEO of WPL Laboratories, which was sold it to Breakaway Solutions in 1999. Even before these two ventures, Mr. Loftus was a Manager of R&D at Unisys, where he managed DARPA-sponsored projects.

In addition to being a nationally recognized entrepreneur, he is also recognized as an accomplished author and technologist. Besides playing a major role in the previously mentioned companies' growth, Mr. Loftus has also consulted to numerous Fortune 500 and emerging companies as well as a number of investment bankers and venture capitalists. He has coauthored numerous papers, IEEE standard P1430, and the best-selling textbook, "Java Software Solutions," which is currently used in over 400 universities world-wide to teach computer science using Java. He has also contributed to research in various areas. Some of his numerous awards including a Special Achievement Award from DARPA, Philadelphia's 40 under 40 in 1999, and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2004.

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