Articles from 2024

Shrestha awarded Competitive Fall '24 Fellowship

Friday, April 19, 2024
PhD candidate Ingroj Shrestha (CS - 6th year) was awarded a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship.

Pemmaraju’s NSF grant to improve understanding of the communication cost of fundamental problems in distributed computing

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded UI computer science professor Sriram Pemmaraju $330,000 for his research project entitled "The Communication Cost of Distributed Computation". This collaborative (Medium) proposal, with collaborators Gopal Pandurangan (University of Houston) and Peter Robinson (Augusta University), is funded by the Algorithmic Foundations program at the NSF.

CS Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff recognized by Graduating Class

Friday, April 12, 2024
Click here for full list of faculty, graduate students, and staff recognized by graduating seniors.
Peng Jiang

CLAS computer science assistant professor receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Peng Jiang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, was awarded a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, which includes a $500,000 grant to will support Jiang’s current research project, entitled “Compiler and Runtime Support for Sampled Sparse Computations on Heterogeneous Systems.”
risty Walker CREDIT: HEIDI EIFFERT, STUDIOU

Kristy Walker (CS BS '83; MBA 92): CBJ "Woman of Influence" Fighting food insecurity through advocacy

“I have seen Kristy provide peer support and mentorship to fellow business owners,” wrote Ilse DeWald, Johnson County Local Food and Farm manager, of her Woman of Influence nomination. “She contributes her marketing and event organization skills to support the collective success of businesses in Johnson County.” Sneh Patel, president of Tippie Tech and a former student of Ms. Walker’s, says Ms. Walker’s influence extends beyond the agricultural realm and into the business and higher education community.
Mingriu Liu portrait - submitted

Mingrui Liu (PhD '20) Alumnus Q&A

Mingrui Liu graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa in 2020. In this Q&A, Liu discusses his path to his current role of Assistant Professor at George Mason University, shares memories of his time at Iowa, and more!

Video Chair Apoorv Ingle Reflects on his Experience Volunteers at POPL et al.

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Apoorv Ingle is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Iowa. Apoorv not only attends conferences, but he also helps behind the scenes as a video chair. Alongside a team of other students, an organizing committee, and several other volunteers, Apoorv works to make sure that those who attend conferences — either in-person or virtually — have all the technological support they need. In this Q&A, Apoorv talks about his experience volunteering at the 51st ACM SIGLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2024) and shares insight into the upcoming idea of holding hybrid conferences.
Jun Wang portrait

IGPI Faculty Jun Wang Receives 2024 Discovery & Innovation Scholar of the Year Award

Jun Wang, James E. Ashton Professor and interim departmental executive officer in the CoE’s Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, is the 2024 Scholar of the Year. The award celebrates nationally recognized recent achievement in outstanding research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. Wang’s research centers on the development of novel remote sensing techniques to characterize aerosols and fires from space. He serves as the University of Iowa’s lead investigator on NASA’s TEMPO, Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution, which Time magazine named one of its best inventions of 2023.
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.