Articles from October 2022

22-10-19_Startup Games Winners Fall 2022

Informatics major's team ties for 1st place in Fall 2022 Startup Games

Rack Light and Wash Wiz shared first place and were both awarded $900 at Startup Games on Oct. 16 in the Paul W. Brechler Press Box at Kinnick Stadium. Ben Hammond, senior (economics and infomatics) was part of team "Wash Wiz" a service that creates a more efficient method to do laundry.

In Memoriam: Donald "Don" McClain, PhD (1937–2022)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
McClain joined the UIowaCS faculty in the fall of 1970. He later became an Assistant Director to the Weeg Computing Center, a precursor to ITS. In 2002, McClain retired from more than 30 years at Iowa, most of it at Weeg then ITS. He then became an Adjunct Prof. in CS where he taught for an additional ten years.

Habib, Hong, Malik, Sit, and Zhang awarded Competitive Spring '23 Fellowships; Gafur a 2022-23 GEM Fellowship

Friday, October 14, 2022
PhD candidates Dat Hong (Computer Science - 6th year), Jeehan Malik (Computer Science - 6th year), and Muhammed Ali Sit (IGPI | Information Science - 4th year) were awarded a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship. Fellow doctorate students Hussam Habib (CS - 4th year) and Min Zhang (IGPI | Information Science - 4th year) have received Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowships for Spring 2023.

Policheri 2021-22 Computer Science Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awardee

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Ryan Policheri (2nd year MCS student) was chosen to receive the Computer Science Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2021-22.
Portrait of Osama Khalid

PhD Student Osama Khalid One of New Center for Teaching Graduate Fellows

Osama is a fourth-year PhD student in the Computer Science and a first-year master's degree student in Linguistics. Fellows gain practical experience in the field of educational and faculty development and work to create their own pedagogical project.
Ernest Petti in front of Disney concept art

Iowa Computer Science alum heads computer graphics at Disney Animation Vancouver

Ernest Petti (00MS) didn’t know he would want to pursue animation when he arrived at the University of Iowa to pursue his master’s degree in computer science. [...] Computer graphics coursework is what attracted Petti to Iowa. Although he knew he wanted to work in the entertainment industry, he hadn’t considered animation. As a Hawkeye, he explored a variety of areas like gaming, visual special effects, and animation—but was still unsure what to pursue.