Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

The key to performance is elegance, not battalions of special cases.

— Jon Bentley & M. Douglas McIlroy


The ACM Student Research Competition held at the 2015 SIGCSE conference consisted of two categories of competition, graduate and undergraduate, with prizes awarded based on judging during the conference. Research from all areas of computer science qualified. Judges included professional computer scientists attending the conference activities. Students’ research was evaluated on the quality and significance of the work, and the quality and clarity of both an oral and visual presentation. The top three winners in the undergraduate and graduate categories as determined by the judges’ evaluation of the conference presentations received prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively. More...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Villanova University has selected Giorgi Japaridze, PhD, a professor of Computing Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as the recipient of its 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Award for his scholarship in logic and computer science. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to their field. More...

The Villanova Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) was featured WHYY’s The Pulse. Professor Frank Klassner and Freshman Computer Science major Charles Walberg were both interviewed by WHYY's The Pulse to explore the CAVE's potential as a classroom facility. Villanova's CAVE comes courtesy of a $1.67 million National Science Foundation grant, which covers the cost of the unit, along with a $15,000 hi-resolution camera that can be used to create original content. During the interview Professor Klassner displayed a virtual model of a newly renovated lounge and study area on campus. Charles Walberg responded to his experience in the CAVE by stating, "I'm really blown away by a) how similar it looks to the room I've actually been in before, and then b) I guess, just how real it looks, how lifelike everything is." More...

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Thesis Defense Event

MS Thesis Defenses: Masters Degree Candidates

Date: 2015/4/27 16:30
Location: Mendel Science Center 115

This presentation is part of our department colloquium series. Everyone is invited to attend.



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Senior Projects

Senior Projects 2014 Blue Key Website

Luke and Nick will be creating a website for the Blue Key Society, the organization on campus that is responsible for giving tours to prospective students and their families. The website's purpose is twofold: to provide information about the society and its members to prospective students and tour guides and to be a tool that the current members of the society can use as well. The website will include information about the society's current executive board; a directory of all current members that will list their names, majors, hometowns, and expected dates of graduation; a calendar of Blue Key events; a page where members can request a substitute as well as volunteer for a special tour; and a list of the Blue Key family standings that will be updated weekly.

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