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Current Computer Science News

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

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People | December 6, 2018

Two-time UNLV alumnus Andrew Baca has done a little bit of everything in his career … except let setbacks stand in the way.

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People | October 11, 2018

College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Mike Maier helps show tech start-ups the way.

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Research | May 3, 2018

Stepping into the world of research helped one student choose a career, make new friends, and get a head start on the future.

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People | April 18, 2018

Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.

Computer Science In The News

Hotel Management International Magazine
May 15, 2019

Within what remain quite niche circles, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding blockchain technology's potential to revolutionise the hospitality sector, with some even christening it "a new internet for the travel industry" with the potential to end online travel agency (OTA) ascendancy. Will Moffitt speaks to hoteliers, entrepreneurs, and academics in an effort to separate hype from reality and asks how close we are to seeing mainstream implementation.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 6, 2019

UNLV's College of Engineering hosted the school's first Blockchain Day on Saturday, bringing together businesses, students and researchers to talk about the future of blockchain technologies.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2019

A group of UNLV freshmen took home an award at CES this month as part of Beasley Media Group’s inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 17, 2018

The West Las Vegas Library is filled with customers Thursday night, but there’s hardly a printed page turning.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 5, 2018

As the world begins to learn about blockchain, a local professor is up to speed because he's been doing research on the new technology for about two years.

The Daily UW
January 29, 2018

In the early 1980s, Sheryl Burgstahler met a 6-year-old boy named Randy who had a congenital condition called Arthrogryposis, which caused the paralysis of both his arms and legs. He wanted to move from a special education first grade class to a general education class but wasn’t allowed to because he was unable to write.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

January 18, 2019
Numerous UNLV Students won awards at the Media Innovation Hackathon sponsored by the Beasley Media Group in collaboration with UNLV at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Student teams aimed to generate potential commercial products. Winners include: First Place: Converting Radio Waves to Energy. Matias Allieti (Mechanical...
December 6, 2018
Andreas Stefik (Computer Science) and his Quorum Programming Team of graduate and undergraduate students received the Computer Science Teachers Association and Code.org’s distinguished Expanding CS Opportunities Award during Computer Science Education Week. The award was given by Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...
February 7, 2018
Edward Friesema (Computer Science) is one of seven winners of the HEROx CubeSat Challenge  put on by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is charged with manning, training, and equipping the various Special Operations Component Commands of all the Armed Forces. The challenge sought global ideas on how to advance CubeSat...
August 11, 2017
Caleb Green (Law) recently received the Cultural Diversity Foundation Scholarship award. Currently a Boyd School of Law student, Green, '15 BA Computer Science, is a former McNair Scholar. He continues to excel academically while giving back to the university and the community. He has participated in the law school's community service program and...
July 17, 2017
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) once again has been featured in ACM Computing Reviews as having had a notable article published in 2016. His article, "The Bogus Science Theorem" originally appeared in IEEE Computer.  
June 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by...