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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: UA to offer degree in Cyber Security

The University of Alabama is set to offer a new degree one for cyber security. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the program earlier this month. Students can choose it as a major starting in the fall. Read more

Sources: WVUA, NBC 13, ABC 33/40, SECURITY, Alabama Newscenter, Daily Republic, The Tuscaloosa News, Fox 6, Cyber Security Intelligence

In The News: What’s New in HPC Research: Quantum Clouds, Interatomic Models, Genetic Algorithms & More

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Linear algebra is a common application in big data and computational science on HPC. These operations are well-optimized when handling regularly… Read more

Sources: HPC Wire

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)