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Portrait of Osama Khalid

Graduate Teaching Fellow Workshop: Learn from Your Teaching

Monday, March 6, 2023
As part of their work with the OTLT Center for Teaching, graduate teaching fellows design a pedagogical project based on their interests. In this Q&A, we feature Osama Khalid, UI Department of Computer Science, who opted to research, design, and facilitate a campus-wide teaching workshop. Join Khalid for his event, Learn from Your Teaching, on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in University Capitol Centre 2390.
Pictures of Subasree Balamurali, John Piaszynski, and Joslin Some holding their Spring '23 IdeaStorm checks

Three UIowaCS students among 15 Sharing $5,000 in Fall IdeaStorm Competition

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Fifteen students shared $5,000 in prize money at the Spring IdeaStorm competition Feb. 15. The event was presented by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. This includes: - first-place $500 winner Subasree Balamurali (Computer Science MCS) for Creative Concepts category; - Consumer Solutions awardees John Piaszynski (Computer Science BS | Statistics BS) and Joslin Some (Computer Science & Engineering BSE); in second and third place, respectively.
University of Iowa alumna Kawther Rouabhi, now in a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award for her talk at the AGU Fall Meeting Dec. 12-16, 2022 in Chicago. The honor is awarded for only the most exceptional presentations during the meeting, as determined by judge evaluations.

'22 BSE Alumna Kawther Rouabhi Honored for AGU Presentation

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
University of Iowa alumna Kawther Rouabhi, now in a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award for her talk at the AGU Fall Meeting Dec. 12-16, 2022 in Chicago. The honor is awarded for only the most exceptional presentations during the meeting, as determined by judge evaluations.
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Students Featured in 2023 Dare to Discover Campaign

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Congrats to all University of Iowa Dare to Discover '23 campaign rising stars! Special shout out to our own Computer Science students Flannery Currin (CS PhD) and Floyd Evans, Jr. ('22 CS BS | Microbiology BA; now Genetics PhD), as well as IGPI Informatics PhD scholars Han Bao , Bekir Demiray, and Rachel Shrode.

UIowaCS students reflect on HackUIowa '22 wins

Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Several University of Iowa Computer Science students competed at HackUIowa '22 October 15 - 16, 2022, presented by UI Hydroinformatics Lab. Some solo or team efforts garnered awards. For instance, MCS student Nikhil Singh's project entitled "Data Oriented Design for Movie Review System" won “Best Solo Hack Award” and Mitchell Hermon (CS), Maneesh John (CS&E), Julian Wemmie (CS) Raymond Yang (CS) won “Best Sustainability App Award by ENGIE” for their "UIOWA Main Campus Energy Sustainability Dashboard"
Snapshot of "Computer Science at Iowa" video by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences showing backlit Old Capitol and text "Why IOWA? Computer Science" [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BFhEjDN7Lk]

Computer Science at Iowa - a video

Computer Science trains you to view problems in a wide variety of settings through a computational lens and approach them algorithmically. Yes, computer programming is often part of this process, but it’s really about the problem solving! If you like puzzles and you are methodical, disciplined, and creative, then a CS Dept major may be right for you.
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UI Int'l Programs: Fascha Aryasa felt that she needed a place like Iowa City in her life

Fascha Aryasa, from Bali, Indonesia, is a first-year computer science student. In just a few short months on campus, Aryasa has become deeply involved in campus life and with student organizations. Learn more about Aryasa’s contributions on campus and in the community by clicking on link ↑ .

University of Iowa spearheads project to set ethical guidelines for youth and XR technology

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
University of Iowa computer scientist Juan Pablo Hourcade is assembling an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop foundational ethical principles for conducting research with youth for extended reality (XR) technologies. “The goal of this project is to proactively examine the ethical considerations for youth up front with guidelines so that new technologies can be developed responsibly.”
Guanpeng Li picture, taken in Dallas, TX outside the conference site.

PhD Student Yafan Huang (et al.) garners Best Paper Nominations at SC22

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
"Dynamic Healthcare Embeddings for Improving Patient Care" by Hankyu Jang, Sulyun Lee (Informatics PhD '22), D. M. Hasibul Hasan, Philip M. Polgreen, Sriram V. Pemmaraju and Bijaya Adhikari won the runner up prize for the best student paper award at the 2022 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2022).

PhD Student Hankyu Jang paper Runner-up at ASONAM 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
"Dynamic Healthcare Embeddings for Improving Patient Care" by Hankyu Jang, Sulyun Lee (Informatics PhD '22), D. M. Hasibul Hasan, Philip M. Polgreen, Sriram V. Pemmaraju and Bijaya Adhikari won the runner up prize for the best student paper award at the 2022 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2022).