Articles from October 2023

CS PhD student finalist for 3MT competition

Friday, October 27, 2023
Maaz Musa, a University of Iowa fifth-year PhD student studying computer science, will compete as a finalist in the UI Graduate College’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Art Building West on Nov. 10 and is open to the entire UI community.

PhD Student Osama Khalid Google Internship Debrief

Monday, October 16, 2023
Khalid answers shares feedback, anecdotes, and tips following a second Google internship this past summer.

Generous Alumni Benefactors Support PhD Students and Faculty

Monday, October 16, 2023
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Iowa is proud to announce that recent donations from alumni/ae will support the recruitment and/or retention of faculty and graduate students. Read on for information on the first recipients!

Yelena Mejova (PhD '12) Alumna Q&A (v. 2.0)

Monday, October 9, 2023
Yelena Mejova (PhD '12) recently agreed to a follow-up Q&A to her 2015 Alumni Profile piece. Now a Senior Research Scientist at the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, she shares insightful updates, advice, and more!
Snapshot of online interview between KCRG and Nithyanand

KCRG: Nithyanand on "AI-generated content making harder to tell what’s real and what’s fake"

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
“It’s incredibly hard to recognize whether you are being manipulated by computer-generated media that is not real and doesn’t reflect anything that was ever said or ever happened” Nithyanand showed how easy it was to use other forms of AI such as Chat GPT to make up stories and make them look like they were written for national media sites.

UI Grad Informatics student awarded competitive NIH grant

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Current IGPI student Rachel Shrode has been honored with the National Institutes of Health F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award to support her studies in bioinformatics and computational biology. The award provides predoctoral students with mentored training in health-related fields to aid them in their dissertation research.