In The News: Department of Computer Science

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.

Las Vegas Business Press
March 6, 2017

The 2017 TechConnect event, the largest recruiting engagement for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Howard Hughes College of Engineering, may have filled the gap for employers seeking entry- and graduate-level workers in science technology engineering and math fields in Southern Nevada.

Amazon Developer
January 19, 2017

With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along with roughly 20 other students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds at UNLV, are participating in the 2017 Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will culminate in October of this year.

Las Vegas Sun
June 15, 2016

Seeking to help Nevada compete in a world increasingly ruled by statistics and strings of code, UNLV is proposing an interdisciplinary institute to broaden its big-data program and forge partnerships with local industries. Such an institute could aid regional economic development by becoming the go-to resource for data analytics, according to the proposal the university prepared for a state advisory board.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 26, 2016

Nevada college students have a chance to work with Faraday Future this summer, well before the burgeoning electric car company opens a $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot factory in North Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 12, 2016

Andreas Stefik never really considered himself an agent for change.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 25, 2016

A local professor's hard work is really paying off. In fact, it's his ticket to visit the White House.

Vegas Tech
January 25, 2016

UNLV computer science professor Andreas “Andy” Stefik will be honored January 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. as a “White House Champion of Change.” Stefik is one of nine to be recognized this month for their work in computer science education. Stefik creates technologies that make it easier for people — especially those with visual impairment — to use computer software.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 22, 2016

Andreas "Andy" Stefik, an assistant professor of computer science in UNLV's College of Engineering, will be recognized later this month as a White House Champion of Change for Computer Science Education, according to a UNLV news release.