Prof. Juan Pablo Hourcade portrait (Right) with Iowa Podcast logo (Left)

Hourcade interviewed about Apple's Vision Pro XR headset

"The Apple Vision Pro was just announced and it’s already the center of the conversation and quite a polarizing device. Juan Pablo Hourcade, Ph.D, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics at The University of Iowa explains what the device does and gives a few use cases for manufacturing and perhaps even agriculture."

Geoffrey Fairchild (PhD '14) Alumnus Q&A (v. 2.0)

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Geoffrey Fairchild (PhD '14) recently agreed to a follow-up Q&A to his 2015 Alumni Profile piece. Still at Los Alamos National Laboratory but in a new role as Group Leader, he shares insightful updates, advice, and more!

Beschen Receives Academic Excellence in the Masters Program Award

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Austin Beschen ('21 CS BA), who graduated this May 2023 with an MCS degree, was chosen to receive the award for “Academic Excellence in the Masters Program” for 2022-23. This competitive honor recognizes academic prowess, the variety and difficulty of courses taken along the way, as well as instructor feedback.

Nithyanand et al.: Beyond the FTC Recap

Friday, May 19, 2023
Leading privacy law and computer science scholars met March 31-April 1, 2023 at the Harvard Law School to identify and propose solutions to the challenges that inhibit the enforcement of privacy rights in the United States in “Beyond the FTC: The Future of Privacy Enforcement”. The interdisciplinary symposium was organized by Professor Mihailis Diamantis (University of Iowa College of Law) and Professor Rishab Nithyanand (University of Iowa Department of Computer Science).
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Hourcade (CS | IGPI) & Demir (CEE | IGPI) "Chat: GPT" on West Side Story

UI faculty discuss ChatGPT with Iowa City West journalists, following this lede: "Write me a 1000-word essay analyzing the Hero’s Journey in “The Odyssey.” Can you explain meiosis to me in simple terms? Give me a programming function to loop through a file. How about writing a WSS article on the implications of ChatGPT?
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Four UIowaCS Students among Winners Sharing $125,000 at JPEC Spring 2023 Innovation Challenge

Friday, April 21, 2023
Iowa JPEC hosted the second phase of Innovation Challenge on April 10-11, awarding $225,000 during in 2022-23 to support innovation across campus. It is open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and incubator startups. The second phase of Innovation Challenge was a business model canvas pitch competition. 36 out of 57 UI businesses were selected as finalists. Awardees include: - second-place $3,000 winners Nader Rahhal (Economics | Computer Science), Andy Lou (CS), and Gautam Sharda (CS) for "Student Sublet" in Best Technology category; - Idea Stage $500 Awardee Diego Sanchez (Medical Informatics)

CS Faculty and Staff recognized by Graduating Class

Thursday, April 20, 2023
The full list of recognized faculty and staff included the following from the UI Computer Science Department:...
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Hourcade, Currin et al.: Story Carnival Research on the News

Monday, April 17, 2023
Several Eastern Iowa television news outfits recently visited Prof. Juan Pablo Hourcade and PhD student and collaborator Flannery Currin to discuss this ongoing research. Stay tuned for "Story Carnival" discussion on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa Thursday, April 20 at 10am!
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UIowaCS receives Career Impact Award as a "Highly Engaged Academic Department"

The Pomerantz Career Center has selected Computer Science as a recipient of a 2023 Career Impact Award in the category of Highly Engaged Academic Department!
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Informatics, CS&E, and Data Science students present at SURF 2023

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Mia Dukle (Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics); Maneesh John (Computer Science and Engineering); and Hannah Back (Data Science)