W&L’s Digital Humanites “Ancient Graffiti Project” continues

NEH awarded Washington and Lee a major DH grant to support continued work on the “Ancient Graffiti Project” — a program led by Classics Professor Rebecca Benefiel and Computer Science Professor Sara Sprenkle.  CSCI Major Jamie White ’17 played a large part in the development of this project.  Click on the links below to learn more!

http://www.wlu.edu/tradition-of-innovation?feature=true&id=x15397

http://news.blogs.wlu.edu/2016/04/14/neh-funds-wl-digital-humanities-project/

 

 

CSCI Major Johanna Goergen ’16 Thesis Defense

Date: 4/8/2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Computer Science Dept.
(reception at 3:30)

Johanna Goergen ’16 will defend her Thesis on Friday, April 8th at 4pm in the CSCI Department.

“Leveraging Parameter and Resource Naming Conventions to Improve Test Suite Adherence to Persistent State Conditions”

A web application is a software application whose functionality can be accessed by users over the Internet via web browsers. As web applications take on vital and sensitive responsibilities, it is critical that web applications are well-tested and maintained before they are deployed to the public and with every subsequent update or change. A common approach to automating web application testing is test suite generation based on user sessions. Although these approaches to automated testing are promising,
they leave room for improvement in effectiveness due to their lack of adherence to requirements imposed by data outside of application code, such as data stored in databases. My objective is to contribute an approach to creating more effective web application test suites based on predicting the content of the application’s external data store(s) throughout testing.

 

CSCI Students Brian Krouskos ’16 and Jamie White ’17 are Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

Congratulations to CS Minor Brian Krouskos ’16 and CS Major Jamie White ’17 as they are honored at the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa/Society of Cincinnati Convocation and Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, March 13th. Brian and Jamie join previous CSCI PBK inductees Sam Borowsky ’16 and Michael Holt ’16 who were inducted at the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony.

Click on the link for more details!

http://www.wlu.edu/transformative-education?feature=true&id=x11286

CSCI Major – Rajwol Joshi ’18 — International Perspectives

“I came here primarily for a liberal arts education (something not available back home), uncertain of what I wanted to do. A year and a half later, I feel like I know the direction I’m headed in, and the journey has been worth it.”

click on the link to learn more about this international student’s experiences with W&L

http://www.wlu.edu/global-experience?feature=true&id=x14956

 

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.

The W&L News Story

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.