CS News Briefs

Read the latest news briefs from and about students and faculty in the UVA Computer Science Department.

  • 2023 CS Research Symposium Highlights

    On October 3, 2023, the Computer Science Graduate Student Group (CSGSG) held their annual research symposium in Rice Hall. The event included a mix of talks from faculty and students, as well as two breakout poster sessions where graduate students presented their research. Awards were given at the conclusion of the event based for “Faculty's Choice” and “Student's Choice” from the two poster sessions. (Read on to find the results!)Nakshatra Yalagach, Leadership Co-Rep with the CSGSG, provided insight to the event goals and outcomes.

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  • CS Department End of Year Award Recipients 2022-2023

    During a ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, the recipients of our department end-of-year awards were announced and presented with certificates. We congratulate these undergraduate and graduate student for their tremendous work and efforts this year!And the winners are...
    Undergraduate Louis T. Rader Outstanding Teaching Awards:
    Nicki Choquette
    Jade Heilemann
    Paul Karhnak
    Jack Liu
    Jimmy Njugana
    Evan Rose
    Grant Sweeney
    Alex White
    Undergraduate CS Department Outstanding Service Awards:
    Emily Buerk
    Victoria Clotet

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  • HooHacks Turns 10: UVA's Student-run Hackathon Going Strong

    UVA students cracked more than few smiles during HooHacks 2023, the 10th year of the student-run hackathon event.
    HooHacks recently marked 10 years of running what has become one of the largest collegiate hackathons in the state — a streak that includes pivoting to an all-virtual format during the pandemic, then relearning how to host hundreds of hackers on site.

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  • UVA Computer Science Team Wins 2023 Virginia Cyber Cup

    From left are UVA coach Daniel Graham; UVA team members August Bresnaider, Maxim Gorodchanin, Chase Hildebrand, Christopher Marotta, Kyle McDonald and Ethan Steere; Col. David Gray, director of the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics; David Raymond, head of Virginia Cyber Range; and Sarah Solari Hayes, portfolio director, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative.
    The team from the University of Virginia Department of Computer Science brought the Virginia Cyber Cup home to Charlottesville after an impressive runaway performance in the cyber security competition.

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  • Computer Science Chair Sandhya Dwarkadas' 2002 Paper Stands the Test of Time

    Department of Computer Science chair Sandhya Dwarkadas has won the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture's 2022 Test of Time Award for “Energy-efficient processor design using multiple clock domains with dynamic voltage and frequency scaling,” a paper she co-authored in 2002.
    Dwarkadas, the Walter N. Munster Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, received the award with her colleagues at HPCA2023, the 29th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, in February.

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  • Computer Science's Hongning Wang Named Copenhaver Associate Professor

    Hongning Wang is UVA Engineering's new Copenhaver Associate Professor of Computer Science. Wang was nominated by the Department of Computer Science and appointed by the School of Engineering for a three-year period to the professorship, which is supported by the Copenhaver Faculty Excellence Fund for Student Research, established by a bequest from 1966 civil engineering alumnus Edwin Copenhaver III. The fund supports Copenhaver Associate Professors in their work with graduate students.

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  • UVA CS Alum Elevated to IEEE Fellow

    William & Mary professor and UVA computer science alumnus Gang Zhou has been elevated to IEEE fellow effective in January 2023. The distinction recognizes his “contributions to sensor networks and low-power wireless networks.”The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors confers the grade of fellow upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 1/10 of 1% of the total voting membership.

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  • New Research Will Evaluate Impacts of Social Capital on Access to Safe Well Water

    Jundong Li joins research effort funded by National Science Foundation's Strengthening American Infrastructure Program.The water well has a mythical and storied place as the heart of a community. Our ancestors approached underground springs as a providential place, for which they gave thanks in the form of small tokens — the original wishing well.

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  • Data Mining Team Earns Best Research Paper Award at KDD 2022

    Congratulations to Jing Ma and her co-authors who earned the best research paper award at KDD '22, a premier scientific conference in knowledge discovery and data mining.Conference judges deemed their paper, Learning Causal Effects on Hypergraphs, as best among 1659 research papers submitted.

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  • Professor Dwyer Receives Test-of-Time Award at ISSTA

    Congratulations to Professor Matthew Dwyer for receiving Association for Computing Machinery SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis Impact Paper Award for “Probabilistic Symbolic Execution” at the ISSTA 2022 conference.The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) is the leading research symposium on software testing and analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems and experience on how to analyze and test software systems.

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