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Computer Science

UA's Department of Computer Science offers degrees at all levels – bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Graduates of UA’s Computer Science program are prepared for admission to graduate study or for immediate employment in business, industry or government positions involving computer systems and techniques.

In The News: What’s New in HPC Research: Gravitational Lenses, the Human Brain Project, Biofuels & More

Extreme-scale cosmology simulations are crucial to understanding our universe, but the data they produce can be unwieldy, necessitating compression. In this paper, researchers from the University of Alabama and Los Alamos National Laboratory propose the use of GPU-based lossy compression for these simulations, demonstrating that this compression can provide the… Read more

Sources: Hpcwire.com

In The News: UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits

University of Alabama researchers are testing wearable technology that will monitor what users eat and how fast they eat it. University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Alabama Newscenter, Fox 6, mHealth Intelligence, Outbreak News Today, Warwick Beacon

In The News: UA Computer Science professor discusses bringing technology to the classroom (live interview)

Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor in the department of computer science at The University of Alabama and a member of the software engineering group. He is a National Science Foundation career award recipient and was named the professor of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of… Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: SCHOOL NEWS: September 29, 2019

During the summer, Kaylin Hughes, a junior from Central High School, was one of 40 girls in the state of Alabama who participated in the 2019 National Science Foundation LEGACY Program. This program was led by Dr. Jeff Gray, who is a professor at the University of Alabama. After completing… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Alabama LSAMP Bridge students get a college head start

A program at The University of Alabama is helping new college students get a head start with the goal of seeing them succeed throughout their academic careers and beyond. The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Bridge program supports underrepresented minority students during the summer before their freshman… Read more

Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option. Read more