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Faculty portrait and in situ picture of Brandon Myers (from https://teach.its.uiowa.edu/news/course-design-journey-learning-design-collaboratory) with IOWA|CLAS logo at bottom with bullhorn. Image also includes Cherry Picker Boom Truck Shot by Justin Torner - Staff Photographer - The University of Iowa - partially tinted IOWA gold and transparent.

Brandon Myers 2021-22 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipient

“I’ve learned that Brandon is extremely thoughtful about how he explains things: he is aware of the listener’s context, and will think carefully not only about what the right or best answer actually is, but how to best communicate it given what the listener is likely to know,” Alberto Maria Segre, Chair of Computer Science, said. “Brandon is an exceptional teacher, a nationally established leader in student-oriented learning within our discipline, and a gifted student mentor.”

Lorch and Mohamed Receive Academic Excellence in the Masters Program Awards

Robert Lorch and Abdal Mohamed, both due to graduate this May 2022, was chosen to receive an award for “Academic Excellence in the Masters Program” for 2021-22. This honor recognizes academic prowess, the variety and difficulty of courses taken along the way, as well as instructor feedback.
Iowa Reading Research Center programmer Ben Stone is the 2022 Student Employee of the Year. Six other students and seven student employee supervisors were also recognized during National Student Employment Week (April 10-16). Submitted photo

IowaNow: UI student’s computer science skills aid Iowa literacy efforts

"As a University of Iowa computer science and percussion performance double major, Ben Stone finds joy in creating things—whether it’s a musical performance or a piece of software.
The fourth-year student and Des Moines, Iowa, native has put his programming and leadership skills to good use working at the Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC), which helps improve literacy skills for thousands of Iowa children each year. [...]
Stone’s success in the role led to him being named UI’s Student Employee of the Year for 2022."

'02 CS Alumnus Opinion Piece entitled "A life in computers"

"I didn’t think I wanted to write software. Well, one semester and one week into my freshman year, I walked out of a computer science lecture (required for actuaries) knowing in my soul that I was in the wrong major. I went to my advisor, changed to computer science and never looked back.
Twenty years later, I’m very lucky that I get to exercise my passion at my job with people who share the same love for computers and software that I do."

Tran Hung (PhD '12) feat. in "Overseas Vietnamese in US Strive for Success"

"Tran Viet Hung was a doctoral student at the Vietnam Education Fund (VEF) majoring in Computer Science, University of Iowa.[...] From the second year, he took extra lessons to start a business.Got It! is an educational application on the phone built by Hung since 2011 on a question-and-answer platform aimed at education, specifically high school students and university students."

Zeyuan Ru awarded Outstanding Student Presentation Award at AGU Fall meeting

Zeyuan Ru [Informatics MS | UI Technology Institute - Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab] was awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at its Fall 2021 meeting for "A smart-and-connected low-cost sensor system for measuring air and soil properties in the Central U.S.: first results."

Joe Kelly (CS Jr. | Wrestling) one of 47 Hawkeyes Named to Winter Academic All B1G Team

Forty-seven University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2021-22 Big Ten Winter Academic All-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from men’s basketball (2), women’s basketball (9), women’s gymnastics (14), women’s swimming and diving (8), and wrestling (14).

Yang, Tippie's Lin, and LSU's Sun Working to Address Discrimination in AI/ML Systems

Finding a solution to unfairness in AI and ML systems is the aim of a project by LSU Computer Science Associate Professor Mingxuan Sun and University of Iowa Computer Science Associate Professor Tianbao Yang and University of Iowa Associate Professor of Business Analytics Qihang Lin.

Meet the Researcher: Omar Chowdhury

Our own Omar Chowdhury featured in February 2022 CLAS Research Newsletter talking about the focus of his work, its impact, what excites him about our College, his hobbies (he likes to cook!), and favorites things to do in Iowa City.

Students Featured in 2022 Dare to Discover Campaign

Congrats to all University of Iowa Dare to Discover '22 campaign rising stars! Special shout out to our own Joshua Doucette (CS Minor), Alexis Graves (Informatics PhD | UIowa SLIS), Hussam Habib (CS PhD) & Laura Weiler (Dual Physics | CS undergrad). More @ http://dare.research.uiowa.edu, on twitter @UIowaCS, and in Physics & Astronomy's own spotlight of Doucette and Weiler.