Dr. Jeff Gray

Computer Science

Dr. Jeff Gray is a national leader in computer science education, and is a member of Code.org's Education Advisory Council. With several National Science Foundation grants, Gray has worked with the College Board and Google to craft a new Advanced Placement computer-science course designed to increase secondary and post-secondary educational interest in computer science and… Read more about Dr. Jeff Gray

In The News: Virtual Reality and Robot-Based Rehabilitation for Post-Stroke Recovery

Stroke survivors often lose some of their motor functions, and recovery can be a long and expensive process. By integrating virtual reality, robot, and motion capture technology, a low-cost solution can be developed that is more effective and accessible than current rehabilitation methods. Towards this aim, Dr Fei Hu and… Read more

Sources: Scientia

In The News: UA receives grant to train math-based students to be future computer science teachers

Governor Kay Ivey is pushing computer science in her new education plan. The University of Alabama is on board with that initiative. The school just got a $300,000 grant to train math based students to be future computer science teachers. A UA professor says three of the top six jobs… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 12 (Montgomery) , WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

Pitching Code: Computer science student designs app for baseball, starts company

Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea into a company. “This has been way more than I could have ever imagined,” said Bowen, a senior from Huntsville. Bowen… Read more

In The News: Alabama student’s software calls balls & strikes with a smartphone

University of Alabama senior Matt Bowen has created and released PA Software, an innovative pitch-analyzing protocol he hopes will bring big league K-Zone functionality to little league backyards. Sports entertainment company Sportvision first introduced K-Zone in 2001. K-Zone is a sophisticated computer system that tracks the trajectory of a baseball… Read more

Sources: Sport Illustrated, WHNT-CBS 19, WIAT CBS 42, Tech Alabama, WAAY ABC 31, Sports Techie, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: DCS planning computer science curriculum for elementary students: Dr. Jeff Gray trains teachers

Three schools in the Decatur City system are preparing to pilot a curriculum that will teach students as early as kindergarten how to write computer programs. “This is where our kids are, so we have to get there with them,” Benjamin Davis Magnet School Principal Aundrea Hanson said. Jeff Gray… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily