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FALL 2015

WashU computer scientists part of $8M big data research grant

Robert Pless, PhD, and Roman Garnett, PhD, join a group of researchers working to create a better sorghum to be used as a renewable energy source.



Washington University opens computer science course to Harris-Stowe State University students

Students at Harris-Stowe State University will be able to take Computer Science 131 at Washington University in St. Louis at no cost through a new partnership between the two universities.



Chenyang Lu named Fullgraf Professor

Chenyang Lu, PhD, has been named the inaugural Fullgraf Professor. He was installed at a ceremony held on campus in March.



New faculty member receives NSF funding

Shantanu Chakrabartty, PhD, will explore dynamic anti-counterfeiting and hardware assurance techniques based on zero-power timers.


Allen Lavoie, a PhD candidate, has been selected to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Undergraduates Alli Bukys and Corey Salzer spent their summer teaching computer programming to children in Cambodia.

Students in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program shared their knowledge during a poster session July 31.

New no-lecture digital version of CSE131: Introduction to Computer Science to be offered to students this fall.

CSE has launched a new graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Machine Learning, awarded in conjunction with a master's in computer science.

Abusayeed Saifullah, PhD, has been named the first recipient of the department's Jonathan S. Turner Dissertation Award.

Brendan Juba, PhD, received a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


Angelina Lee, PhD, and Kunal Agrawal, PhD, were awarded funding by the National Science Foundation to research scheduling algorithms, compiler transformations and runtime automation.


Yasutaka Furukawa, PhD, will establish a computational framework for structured indoor 3-D modeling with prestigious CAREER Award.


Christine Julien, PhD, received a 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas.

Harry Cheung, one of Google's original engineers and a successful entrepreneur, received WashU's Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

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