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CSCI Major Janie Martin ’18 –Breakthrough Achievement at Hackathon!

Senior Janie Martin attended Rice University’s 7th annual Hackathon this past weekend in Houston with the goal of trying to solve some of the biggest problems in health care today.  The Hackathon competitors were in a 36 hour race against each other to develop new software and hardware to solve challenges identified by doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital. About 400 hackers competed for various prizes.

For Janie, the competition provided an opportunity to solve a medical problem that she herself once suffered from, encephalitis.  Janie and her teammates developed a product called Memory Eyes which is a device that uses image detection and facial recognition software to assist with cognitive disorders.  Cognitive impairment is a major component of encephalitis.  As Janie explains it, with encephalitis,  “You could be standing in a grocery store talking to someone when suddenly you have no idea where you are or who they are.” “With a press of a button, Memory Eyes will tell you who you’re talking to, where you are and remind you what you were there to get.”

Click on the link below to read more about Janie’s accomplishments and other cutting edge health care successes of Hackathon!

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Rice-University-s-Hackathon-work-to-solve-health-12225209.php

 



Pictures from Graduation -Congratulations CSCI Class of 2017

Some pictures from Commencement — Congratulations to the Class of 2017!



Meet Senior CSCI Major Ulemj “Lenny” Enkhbold

Lenny Enkhbold ’17 (a double major in Computer Science and German with a minor in Philosophy) is featured on the University website, in the Ethics and Leadership section.  Click on the link below to read more about Lenny’s experiences at W&L

https://columns.wlu.edu/my-wl-ulemj-lenny-enkhbold-17/



CSCI Major AJ Joshi ’17 — Internship Highlights

Learn more about AJ Joshi Class of 2017, a double major in Physics-Engineering and Computer Science,  as he elaborates on his Internship pursuits–

https://www.wlu.edu/transformative-education?feature=true&id=x16859

 



Faculty Focus — Professor Ken Lambert’s Book

CSCI Department Chair, Ken Lambert, is spending the summer completing a book on computer programming called “A Gentle Introduction to Functional Programming in Haskell”.  Click on the link to learn more!

https://www.wlu.edu/transformative-education?feature=true&id=x15957

 

 



Prof. Helmuth is “Scene on Campus”

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Computer Science Professor Tom Helmuth and family out for a stroll……



Computer Science ODK Initiate

Washington and Lee University’s Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, welcomed four honorary and 32 student initiates at W&L’s annual Founders Day-ODK Convocation on January 19, 2015.

Brandon Elliot Taylor ’15 (Petersburg, Virginia) is majoring in computer
science and physics-engineering. He is the captain of the W&L football
team, a member of Phi Eta Sigma and a graduate of the Generals
Leadership Academy. Taylor serves as vice-president of internal affairs
of the Russian Club, and is the co-editor of the Journal of Slavic
Studies.

 

http://news.blogs.wlu.edu/2015/01/09/odk-to-initiate-four-honorary-and-32-

 




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