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computer science Accomplishments

Apr 13, 2017
Albert Antero (Computer Science) has reached the undergraduate finals in the Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition with his plan for Game Trainer, an esports website where users learn how to improve at video games, and get trained and coached by top-ranking competitive players.  The Governor’s Cup is designed to encourage students of Nevada universities and colleges to act upon their ideas and talents in order to produce tomorrow’s businesses. Student teams and their faculty advisors compete in undergraduate and graduate divisions for cash prizes of nearly $400,000. Students involved in the competition gain access to networks of successful entrepreneurs, lenders and investors, team-building opportunities, business planning skills, and media exposure.

Apr 7, 2017
David F. Damore, Robert E. Lang, Fatma Nasoz, William E. Brown, Jr., and Caitlin J. Saladino (The Lincy Institute) are the authors of a new policy brief, "Rethinking Cooperative Extension in Southern Nevada."  Abstract: This brief examines the definition and allocation of land-grant status to higher education institutions in Nevada. Drawing on best practices from similar states, the brief offers a structural and programmatic framework for a UNLV-administered cooperative extension in Southern Nevada. This report comes from a larger body of research by The Lincy Institute on the topic of cooperative extension in Nevada. An earlier report explores the administration of university cooperative extensions in the United States through case-study analysis. The Lincy Institute reports on cooperative extension stem from presentations made at a colloquium sponsored by The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West titled, “Making Cooperative Extension Work for Southern Nevada: Fulfilling UNLV’s Urban Land Grant Mission,” held in September at UNLV. Materials from the colloquium can be found online.    

Mar 8, 2016
Justin Zhan and Laxmi Gewali (both Computer Science) received a $40,000 Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP) UNITE grant to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to underserved high school students and raise awareness of STEM-oriented industries and career opportunities.  

Jan 15, 2016
Justin Zhan (Computer Science) has been appointed a voting member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security (Commission) Cyber Security Committee by Gov. Brian Sandoval. The Cyber Security Committee is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the commission on Nevada's cybersecurity risk, cyber threat preparedness posture, statewide cybersecurity plans, cyber related training and exercises, and enhancement of security awareness through education, public awareness, and engagement with public and private sector partners.

Oct 1, 2014
Kishor Shrestha, Pramen Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and Evangelos Yfantis (Computer Science) are co-authors of a book, Framework Development for Construction Safety Visualization, that is based on Kishor Shrestha's thesis.