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Current Computer Science News

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Business and Community | July 31, 2019

Engineering professor Juyeon Jo on what it means, and how it’s helping UNLV researchers and educators stay a step ahead in booming field.

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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.

Computer Science In The News

The Nevada Independent
July 9, 2019

Earlier this year, hackers brought the city of Baltimore to its knees. City employees were locked out of even the simplest systems, and email and phone systems were crippled as citizens were prevented from completing transactions such as paying a water bill.

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.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

July 10, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Lincy Institute and Computer Science) was a featured speaker at the Informatica World 2019 Conference in May. In her presentation, she spoke about her passion for increasing the number of women in the STEM field, and the importance of prioritizing computer science and STEM education at a young age in order to build and support the...
June 20, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) was recently featured in a Las Vegas Now segment titled "Learning to Code," discussing the Informatica Next 25 initiative that prepares students for STEM-focused careers. It originally aired June 13.
June 11, 2019
Ju-Yeon Jo (Computer Science) received a $100,000 grant to host the GenCyber Summer Camp for a second year. GenCyber offers high school students the opportunity to learn encryption, mobile security, and safe-online behavior. The camp is free and jointly funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. In 2018, UNLV was...
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...