Articles from May 2022

During a Finals Week visit , Zhang received a gift from his peers. From L to R: Zhang, Alberto Segre, Juan Pablo Hourcade, and Jim Cremer

Marking the retirement of Prof. Prof. Hantao Zhang

Prof. Hantao Zhang retired from the Computer Science Department on January 1, 2022.
Please join us in wishing him a happy, healthy, and prosperous retirement.

Adhikari receives Jumpstart Tomorrow Award...

... for a project entitled "Health Disparities and Machine Learning Community Feasibility" that proposes to develop equitable surveillance algorithms to get an accurate picture of large-scale epidemics. Specifically, team seeks to allocate surveillance kits (or tests) over time under budget constraints with the goals of obtaining an accurate picture of the spread while ensuring (i) Regional Equity and (ii) Demographic Fairness.
KELSEY HUEBNER - submitted to IOWA Magazine

Iowa Alumna [UICC '22 speaker] and Microsoft Innovator Offers a Window to Tomorrow

Kelsey Huebner discusses the future of the internet, metaverse, and AI.
"Huebner went on to earn UI degrees in art and informatics while minoring in computer science. She also took advantage of career networking opportunities at Iowa and an internship in which her research helped children with autism improve their communication skills using multi-touch software developed by associate professor of computer science Juan Pablo Hourcade."
Anvay Pradhan

9 UI students, recent alumni awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Anvay Pradhan of West Des Moines, Iowa, will graduate from Iowa in May with degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science. His research experiences have ranged from tribology to space physics instrumentation to industrial robotics.
University of Iowa student Ben Stone poses for a portrait inside of a research center in the Belin Blank Honors Center on May 5, 2022.  Photo credit: Daniel McGregor-Huyer - The Daily Iowan

Daily Iowan - UI Senior Ben Stone creates software to aid student Iowa literacy programs

University of Iowa fourth-year student Ben Stone designs applications that help the Iowa Reading Research Center collect data to evaluate the success of K-12 classroom interventions. [...] Stone is the lead computer programmer at the center, a role not usually held by undergraduates. He created an application that collects data to evaluate interventions meant to improve literacy in K-12 Iowa classrooms.
Faculty portrait and in situ picture of Brandon Myers (from https://teach.its.uiowa.edu/news/course-design-journey-learning-design-collaboratory) with IOWA|CLAS logo at bottom with bullhorn. Image also includes Cherry Picker Boom Truck Shot by Justin Torner - Staff Photographer - The University of Iowa - partially tinted IOWA gold and transparent.

Brandon Myers 2021-22 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipient

“I’ve learned that Brandon is extremely thoughtful about how he explains things: he is aware of the listener’s context, and will think carefully not only about what the right or best answer actually is, but how to best communicate it given what the listener is likely to know,” Alberto Maria Segre, Chair of Computer Science, said. “Brandon is an exceptional teacher, a nationally established leader in student-oriented learning within our discipline, and a gifted student mentor.”