CSCI Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening

Faculty Position Opening
Washington and Lee University
Department of Computer Science


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor 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.

 

CSCI Grant Application Collaboration

Computer Science professor Sara Sprinkle collaborated with other members of Washington and Lee’s Digital Humanities Working Group and the Provost to write the grant application. Click on 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.

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

2015 COMPUTER SCIENCE SENIOR HONORS THESIS PRESENTATIONS

 

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(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”
Bipeen Acharya
and
“Customizable Method of Automatically Detecting Malicious User Activity
in Web Applications”
Paul Jang

CSCI PBK Inductees

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:

CSCI Dept. T-Shirts

The Computer Science Department T-Shirts are here!  The shirts were designed by CSCI students and alumni and printed by a local Lexington vendor (see contact info below).  Shirts are available to current CSCI Majors and Minors and can be picked up in the CSCI Office.

A&S Screenprinting & Embroidery
176 W Midland Trail, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 464-9042
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Around the World with Cathy Wang ’15 (CSCI minor)

In the short five months that I have spent in London, I have fallen truly madly deeply in love with the city. Samuel Johnson said it best, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” This is a city full of life, and the possibilities are truly endless. It seems as if each day I discover more to do and more to experience.

Read more….

Computer Science Major – Jok Asyio ’16 Perspectives and Experiences

“College is a place where you will grow no matter how you go through it. The only thing you control is who you grow to be.”