Computer Science

2016 Dean’s Early Career Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Jeffrey Boortz of Art and Design, Zhipeng Cai of Computer Science, Gina Marie Caison of English, Nadine Kabengi of Chemistry and Geosciences and Jennifer Craft Morgan of Gerontology.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding… more »

Georgia State to Host First-Ever Hack-a-thon

Roughly 300-500 students and 100 volunteers will descend on Aderhold Learning Center Friday night for hackGSU’16, Georgia State University’s first ever hack-a-thon. Their motto: “Eat. Caffeinate. Code. Repeat.”

Hack-a-thons, for the uninitiated, are nonstop multi-day collaborative programming competitions.

“This is the big new hot thing for computer science students,” said Robert Harrison, professor of… more »

Georgia State Announces Funding for Eight Faculty Proposals as Part of Next Generation Initiative

Georgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year. more »

Two Georgia State Scientists Discuss Space Weather Events at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two Georgia State University scientists were among experts invited by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to discuss space weather events related to science and technology efforts, and national preparedness on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Piet Martens, professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Georgia State, and Rafal Angryk, associate… more »

Computer Science Enrollment Soars

Georgia State University’s Computer Science Department is rising as a leader amongst regional competitors, with enrollment more than tripling since 2007.

“Ten years ago, we used to be a fallback choice for many students in the state. Now, we’re routinely the destination of choice,” said computer science chair Raj Sunderraman. “I think we’ve grown a… more »

Presidential Scholar Noah Yasarturk Doesn’t Back Down from an Intellectual Challenge

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »

Biology Chair Named Regents’ Professor

Biology Chair Yi Pan has been appointed as a Regents’ Professor by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents.

Regents’ Professorships are awarded to faculty whose achievements and work have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Georgia State University faculty who receive this honor must hold the rank of professor.

Pan is a professor… more »

Professor Awarded $1.2 Million For Computer Science Curriculum Project

Caitlin McMunn Dooley, associate professor in the College of Education at Georgia State University, has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a curriculum for integrating computer science into urban elementary school classrooms.

Dooley is working with the International Society for Technology in Education and the Georgia Institute… more »