Dr. Jessica Wu, Visiting Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
Friday, December 4th
3:30 p.m. (reception)
4:00 p.m. (talk)
Computational techniques have long been applied to biological data to address a wide range of evolutionary questions.
This talk will focus on the need for accurate, efficient, scalable, and general computational methods for reconstructing gene evolutionary histories. The TreeFix algorithm that combines sequence data and species histories to correct reconstruction errors will be presented along with a demonstration of how the accurate predictions enabled by TreeFix have been used to improve our understanding of evolution.
Students, Faculty/Staff invited to attend!
Find out what Azmain Amin, a junior who worked with Professor Sara Sprenkle and fellow junior Mina Shnoudah did over the summer….
Here are Professor Levy’s students working over the summer with the drone
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Washington and Lee University
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track opening at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2016. New faculty will join four current full-time members of the department in supporting a thriving undergraduate computer science major. Candidates should have a commitment to excellence in teaching, an active research program, and expertise in bioscience or neuroscience, and they should be able to sponsor student research in neuroscience. Candidates should, by September 1, 2016, hold a Ph.D. in computer science.
Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of southwestern Virginia. The Department of Computer Science offers a congenial working environment with small classes, excellent students, and state-of-the-art facilities. The academic calendar consists of two twelve-week terms followed by a four-week spring term. A typical teaching assignment is two courses in the fall, two courses plus an accompanying lab for one of the two courses in the winter, and one course every other spring. Many opportunities exist for collaboration across disciplines, particularly with other faculty in the sciences.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and contact information for three references, at least one of whom can evaluate the candidate’s promise as a teacher. Candidates should also ask their references to send letters directly to the search committee. Applications, letters, and questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Kenneth Lambert, Chair, Department of Computer Science, 406 Parmly Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred and can be sent to email@example.com. For more details, see https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2523
Application review will begin by November 1, 2015.
Computer Science professor Sara Sprenkle collaborated with other members of Washington and Lee’s Digital Humanities Working Group and the Provost to write the grant application. See the following links for more details!
Congratulations to the following CSCI students who have received scholarships, awards or prizes:
MICHAEL WATKINS HOLT – The Luther Seevers Birely Scholarship, The James D. Davidson Memorial Fund Scholarship, The James McDowell Scholarship and the Taylor Scholarship in Mathmatics
CORY LIANA WALKER – Art and Art History Department, Music Department and Theater,Dance and Film Department: Class of 1964 Fine Arts Award
BIPEEN ACHARYA – Computer Science Department: The Computer Science Department Award
ANNE BAILEY DICKENS – Johnson Scholar
SHANNON EDANA NOLLET – Johnson Scholar
CATHY XUN WANG – Johnson Scholar
JENNA NICOLE BIEGEL – The Geology Department Scholarship and, The R. Preston Hawkins IV Award
JOK GENGA ASIYO – The Stephen Owings Cullum Memorial Award
DARREN A. DOUGLAS – Men’s Basketball: Coaches and Captains Award
BRANDON E. TAYLOR – Football: C.J. Harrington Memorial Football Award
JORDAN A. KRASNER – Men’s Tennis: Memorial Tennis Award
Gabi Tremo, right, with her signature smile at graduation.
Deirdre Tobin ’15 (right) gives advice to future Generals
The Class of 2015 Computer Science Graduates, both majors and minors–Congratulations!!
|Archer-McClellan, Haley A.
|Dickens, Anne Bailey
|Forrestel, Madeline Anne Selzo
|Gould, Scott Nickle
|Hardy, Emily Kellogg
|Hupalo, Allison Margaret
|Jang, Han Gil
|Morgan, Allen Howell
|Nollet, Shannon Edana
|O’Dell, Samantha Dawn
|Schell, Kinsey Marie
|Taylor, Brandon Elliot
|Tobin, Deirdre Roisin
|Tremo, Gabrielle Catherine
|Utomo, Eric I.
|Walker, Cory Liana
|Wang, Cathy Xun
|Weatherly, Mary Margaret
|Zdanis, Quentin Michael
Follow the link to learn more about Samantha O’Dell ’15 and her educational experiences at W&L
(Prof. Salan, Paul Jang, Bipeen Acharya, and Prof Sprenkle)
Senior Honors Thesis Presentations:
Friday, April 10, 3:45-4:45 p.m. in Parmly 405
“Towards an Automated and Customizable Linear Cryptanalysis of a
Substitution-Permutation Network Cipher for Use in Embedded Systems”
“Customizable Method of Automatically Detecting Malicious User Activity
in Web Applications”
The Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation was held on March 19, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Below is a list of the CSCI students that were inducted into PBK on the 19th:
– From the Class of 2014 (Graduates)
Jean Paul Mugabe – CSCI Major
– From the Class of 2015 (Seniors)
Kinsey Marie Schell – CSCI Major
Cathy Wang – CSCI Minor
– From the Class of 2016 (Juniors)
Sam Borowsky – CSCI Major
Michael Holt – CSCI Minor
Here’s W&L’s story about PBK: