Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

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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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Where Are They Now?

CS Department Site Image Edward J. McLaughlin III originally enrolled at Villanova University within the college of Commerce and Finance. Halfway through his freshman year, he discovered that he had a strong interest in Computer Science. After speaking briefly over the phone with Dr. Beck, he immediately decided to enroll within the program. Throughout his tenure within the department of Computer Science, he took several courses that not only exposed him to the many facets of computing, but they also gave him the opportunity to choose his direction professionally. Originally, he was a consultant working with Oracle Database systems, but after having the opportunity to build custom web based applications, he focused on complete web based application solutions. Throughout the past 14 years, he has worked as a software engineer designing applications from the database level up through to the client level. He has worked for private corporations and Fortune 50 companies such as Walgreens. Today, after developing applications for so many years, he is now a Principal Solution Architect for Comcast in Center City, Philadelphia. He is responsible for not only designing responsive client facing applications (web and mobile based), but for guiding development teams as a mentor and guide to ensure efficient and robust applications.

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