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AU ACM Hosts Ongoing Distinguished Speaker Series
AU's Association for Computational Machinery chapter will bring distinguished guest lecturers from a variety of fields in computer science. Below are the speakers that are scheduled. Contact Nathaniel Waggoner for more details.
October 20th 2011 - Michael Jenkins, a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and a member of the Centre for Vision Research at York University, Canada as well as a Distinguished Speaker for the Association of Computing Machinery will lecture on Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
November 3rd 2011 - Alan Paller, director of research for the SANS institute, a graduate degree granting institution and the principal cyber security training school.will lecture on :The four forces reshaping the future of cybersecurity and of cybersecurity careers
On April 22, nine students were inducted in the 13th induction ceremony for the American University's chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduates and graduate students in Computing Science. Its members are not only chosen for their scholastic achievement, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals by meeting the standards of the society.
As a teen in Moscow, Peter Persits, CAS/MS '95, programmed microcalculators. Today, he has built a software company that creates plug-ins for the Web in the Windows environment and serves more than 80,000 clients from American Express to Xerox.
Computer science professor Michael Black received a grant for a project that involves creating an educational simulator.
AU's computer programming team places in the International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Computer science and SETH alum David Banville helps Romanian rural teachers leverage technology.
Computer science alum Alex Albrecht '98 wins two Webby Awards for his cult online hit, "The Totally Rad Show."
Computer science professor Michael Black was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research and teach in India.
Computer science graduate student Priyanka Komala has won a scholarship award from Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for the computing sciences. Given annually, the competitive scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic record, participation in extra curricular activities related to their UPE chapters, and contributions to the computing and information sciences.
AU programming team places highly in competition.