Thursday, September 15, 2022

As the 2022-23 academic year started at Iowa, the ranks of our graduate programs welcomed:

  • 25 MCS and 10 PhD students (Computer Science)
  • 5 MS and 2 PhD students (Informatics)

They hailed from China, Colombia, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey, the US, and Vietnam.

Our home state of Iowa is well represented in the matriculating MCS|MS class with students from Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Corydon, Earlville, Iowa City, Peosta , Pleasant Hill, Sioux City, and Waukee. A couple PhD students are hyperlocal: coming to us from under 10 miles away!

Of the 30 MCS|MS students, six belong to our Grinnell BA/MCS U2G program and four to our own U2G program.

A special mention and welcome to Harper Eastman and Emily Johnson, recipients of the Joseph Barkmeier and Ann Tice Computer Science Scholarships for 2022-23

This recognition supports strong performance as an undergraduate student and an indication of how much the department would value a student join our MCS program. Recipients' comments on this accolade may be found here. We plan on "checking back" with this year's awardees in the Spring!

Map of Earth with pin showing geographical origin of incoming Fall 2022 MCS and PhD students
Map of Earth with pins showing geographical origin of incoming Fall 2022 Computer Science (in blue) and Informatics (in orange) MS, MCS and PhD students.



The department hosted a welcome picnic on August 26 in City Park; a few pictures follow.

Students, staff, and faculty at 2022 Welcome Picnic at Iowa City City Park on August 26
Prof. and Dir. of Grad Studies speaks with MCS student Nikhil Singh at 2022 Welcome Picnic at Iowa City City Park on August 26
PhD student Osama Khalid pictured with Prof. Varadarajan
A student speaks with Prof. and Dir. of Undergraduate Studies Liza Kleiman
Professors Peng Jiang, Bijaya Adhikari, and Octav Chipara (L to R)
Six faculty chat in a circle next to park shelter
Raman Aravamudhan Adjunct Associate Professor of Instruction talking to out of frame picnic attendee
Profs. Steve Goddard (CS), Lisa Segre (Nursing), Alberto Segre (CS Chair), Joe Kearney (CS)
Prof and Chair Alberto Segre talking to Directors of Grad Studies Varadarajan and Hourcade, other faculty, and incoming students at CS grad orientation in August 2022