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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.

Computer science professor named IEEE Fellow

A professor in the College of Engineering has been recognized by an international organization for his extensive research on Wi-Fi standardization. Dr. Yang Xiao, a professor in The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science, has been named an IEEE Fellow for the class of 2020. “IEEE Fellow is recognized… Read more

In The News: JOHN MERRILL DISCUSSES ELECTION SECURITY AT CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE

The Office of the Secretary of State hosted educators from around Alabama Thursday afternoon for a cybersecurity seminar at the University of Alabama. Recently, there have been several cybersecurity attacks across the country, even right here in Tuscaloosa with the recent DCH Health System ransomware attack. At the event, Alabama… Read more

Sources: WVUA, Fox 6

In The News: Former professor returns to lead transportation institute

Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama on Feb. 17 to serve as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.  Parrish was employed at the University from 1990 to 2015 and served as a professor in the department of computer science, founding director of the CARE Research and… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal

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 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, which was developed in a UA lab, is clipped to prescription or nonprescription eyeglasses. The monitor includes a tiny high-definition… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Alabama Newscenter, Fox 6, mHealth Intelligence, Outbreak News Today, Warwick Beacon, Food Management, WPRI (Providence, Rhode Island), CBS (Providence, RI)

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