Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

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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...

Monday, September 01, 2014

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Department Space Renovations

Posted: 2014/7/21

The department space renovation is proceeding well. Main office renovations on first floor and a new collaboration area on second. Dr. Cassel made a Facebook page to track the progress. You might want to check VU Computing Sciences Facebook. More...

Faculty/Staff Award Winners!

Posted: 2014/5/20

photo of all four The Computing Sciences department boasts several members who received special recognition this spring for outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to Mirela Damian, Thomas Way, Najib Nadi and Robert Beck. Dr. Damian was presented with the 2014 Veritas Award for Research Excellence in the Sciences. Dr. Way received the 2014 Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching. Professor Nadi was awarded an “Above and Beyond Award” which recognizes individuals and groups who go above and beyond the routine call of duty. Dr. Beck received a 2014 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, which recognizes computing professors for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates (particularly women and minorities) in computing-related fields. Congratulations to all, we are very proud of you. More...

Google Glass Research TeamDr. Tom Way led a team from Villanova who attended the Google Glass Accessibility Workshop on Thursday May 15 and Friday, May 16, 2014 at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. This kick-off event for Google Glass accessibility projects gathered about 40 researchers from universities in the US and UK to meet with Google scientists and developers to share research ideas and learn about how to develop applications for Glass that can assist people with various disabilities. More...


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Department Entrepreneurs

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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