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.

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."
Umar Iqbal portrait - submitted

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!
Octav Chipara

Chipara Feat. Speaker at Smart Health Symposium - Technology to Improve the Lives of Older Adults

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Prof. Octav Chipara — PI of "Shallow and Deep Personalization for Hearing Aids" NSF-funded grant — will be one of three featured speakers at Tuesday March, 5 NSF | NIH Symposium [2-3pm CT online]! Chipara and fellow Smart Health researchers [inc. UIowaCS co-PI Bijaya Adhikari] are actively pursuing advancements in technology that improve the lives of older adults.