Articles from March 2024

Shrisha Rao picture at his IIIT Bangalore desk - Credit: Swathi Sharma, IIIT Bangalore

Shrisha Rao (PhD '05) Alumnus Q&A

Shrisha Rao graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa in 2005. In this Q&A, Rao discusses his new position as Dean of Faculty at IIIT Bangalore and advice for current CS students.

Garrett Morris Reflects on POPL24 and his Distinguished Paper Award

Monday, March 25, 2024
Dr. Garrett Morris, an assistant professor and inaugural Emeriti-faculty scholar in the Department of Computer Science, received a Distinguished Paper award while attending the 51st AMC SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2024). His research, titled “Soundly Handling Linearity”, proposes a novel approach to soundly combining linear types with multi-shot effect handlers.

Computational Logic Center (CLC) seeks Post-doctoral Scholar

Friday, March 22, 2024
The Department of Computer Science is seeking applications for a post-doctoral scholar to join the Computational Logic Center (CLC) within the department of computer science. The CLC performs research across programming languages, formal verification, and automated reasoning, and includes J. Garrett Morris, Cesare Tinelli, Katherine Kosaian, as well as several research scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate student researchers.

Morris’ NSF grant brings new innovations to programming language Haskell

Friday, March 22, 2024
The National Science Foundation recently awarded UI computer science professor J. Garrett Morris $599,000 for his research project entitled A New Semantics for Type-Level Programming in Haskell.
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Alumna Daniela Rus one of "10 Underrated Women in AI to Watchout For"

"In a tech world where diversity is critical yet often overlooked, unsung women are enriching the AI field with innovations that promise a future where technology is as diverse as the society it serves. [...] Daniela L Rus is the director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and holds the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Rus’s contributions address challenges in machine learning such as data quality, bias, and adaptability of systems, alongside innovations in robotics like soft robotics, modular robots, and autonomous vehicle algorithms. She has developed technologies to assist the physically disabled."
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Umar Iqbal (PhD '21) Alumnus Q&A

After receiving his doctorate in computer science from the University of Iowa in 2021, Umar Iqbal became a CI Fellow Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Washington. In fall 2023, he joined Washington University in St. Louis’s faculty as an assistant professor and is sharing insightful updates, advice, and more!