Computer Science: ODK Initiates

Congratulations to Computer Science major Johanna Goergen and Computer Science minor Brian Krouskos on being inducted into ODK!  Johanna and Brian join Computer Science major Michael Holt ’16, who was initiated last year.

Johanna Goergen (Kinnelon, New Jersey) is a computer science and mathematics double major. She serves as resident adviser, an LGBT peer counselor and a teaching assistant for computer science. She served as the computer science officer and vice president for Women in Technology and Science. She is the senior class liaison in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Brian Michael Krouskos (Alpharetta, Georgia) is an accounting and business administration major and computer science minor. A four-year member of the men’s tennis team, he has twice been named to the All-ODAC first team. He is an associate director of the Williams Investment Society and worked with Washington and Lee Student Consulting 2013–2014. He is a Eucharistic minister for Catholic Campus Ministry and a peer tutor for introductory accounting and computer science classes.

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CSCI Major Lenny Enkhbold ’17

Junior German and Computer Science major, Lenny Enkhbold, has been selected one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors program from colleges around the country.   Click on the link to learn more:

http://wlu.edu/engaged-community?feature=true&id=x14428

 

Computer Science meets Biology: Models and Algorithms for Understanding Evolution

Dr. Jessica Wu, VisJessica Wuiting Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College

Friday, December 4th
3:30 p.m. (reception)
4:00 p.m. (talk)
Parmly 307

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!

CSCI Summer Research Spotlight

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Find out what Azmain Amin, a junior who worked with Professor Sara Sprenkle and fellow junior Mina Shnoudah did over the summer….

http://wlu.edu/transformative-education?feature=true&id=x13186

 

CSCI students with the drone

Here are Professor Levy’s students working over the summer with the drone

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/276/20305714210_c2127da18f_b.jpg

 

CSCI Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening

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 lambertk@wlu.edu. For more details, see https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2523

Application review will begin by November 1, 2015.

Digital Humanities Grant Collaboration

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!

http://news.blogs.wlu.edu/2015/07/13/mellon-foundation-grants-wl-funds-for-digital-humanities-study-of-history/

http://digitalhumanities.wlu.edu

Computer Science Major and Minor Award Recipients

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

 

 

2015 Computer Science Graduates

Gabi Tremo, right, with her signature smile at graduation.

Deirdre Tobin '15 gives advice to future Generals

Deirdre Tobin ’15 (right) gives advice to future Generals

The Class of 2015 Computer Science Graduates, both majors and minors–Congratulations!!

Acharya, Bipeen
Archer-McClellan, Haley A.
Dickens, Anne Bailey
Ekenta, Onyebuchi
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

Onye Ekenta proudly walks into commencement.

Samantha O’Dell ’15 Computer Science and English Major

Follow the link to learn more about Samantha O’Dell ’15  and her educational experiences at W&L

http://www.wlu.edu/transformative-education?feature=true&id=x10977