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...

Tuesday, September 23, 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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    Villanova, PA 19085-1699
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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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