Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.

— Chinese Proverb


Please save Thursday, October 2, 2014 on your calendar for the Grand Opening of Villanova's CAVE Facility in Falvey Memorial Library.The campus event is planned to start at 2:00 pm and will be held in the Falvey Hall Lobby (formerly known as Old Falvey and Viewing Room 4), and will include tours of the CAVE through the afternoon. More...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Twenty-five Villanova women, which included eighteen Computer Science majors, two Computer Engineering majors, one Mathematics major and Computer Science minor, two Information Systems majors and two Management Information Systems majors, attended the 14th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 8-10, 2014. Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, designed to connect, inspire, and guide women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. More...

VWCS 2014-2015 First Meeting

Posted: 2014/10/26

On Monday, Sep. 22, the Villanova Women in Computer Science (VWCS) club organized the first meeting of the year to meet the new members, discuss activities and goals, provide some information about the Grace Hopper Celebration, and network with other women from Information Sciences and Computer Engineering. The club will be meeting informally throughout the year in Mendel 290 and 4:30 pm for social interactions and support for academic development. More...

This presentation is offered by the ECE Seminar series in collaboration with our department colloquium series. Everyone is invited to attend.



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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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