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‘Championship School’: These students are giving Title Town a whole new meaning    /  The Crimson White

While the basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 and the gymnastics team advanced to the national championship, several UA students were receiving national awards for their own academic achievements….


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: April 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

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Three UA Students Earn Critical Language Scholarship    /  UA News

Three University of Alabama students have received the Critical Language Scholarship to study overseas during summer 2021. The Critical Language Scholarship, or CLS program, is part of a U.S. State Department…


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: March 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students, UA News,   

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Crimson Autonomous Racing team races up leader board in Indy Autonomous Challenge

An engineering faculty member at The University of Alabama and a student team are making strides in a two-year competition with universities around the world for a chance to win…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: March 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students,    /    Features:   , ,   

UA Professors to Study Underwater Robotics Wireless Communications    /  UA News

Selected by the National Science Foundation, the professors will lead a $1.5 million effort to develop an infrastructure for underwater research robots to exchange information.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   ,   

The computer science department has added Dr. Jiaqi Gong

By gathering the best and the brightest, The University of Alabama continues to expand the College of Engineering. With a concentration in artificial intelligence and smart and connected health, Dr….


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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Dr. Lina Pu has been hired in the computer science department

The College of Engineering welcomed Dr. Lina Pu, assistant professor in computer science, to The University of Alabama this year. After gaining her doctorate in 2015, Pu has delved into…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff   

Energy Institute of Alabama names Alabama Transportation Institute’s Parrish as senior policy adviser    /  Alabama Political Reporter

The Energy Institute of Alabama is pleased to welcome Alabama Transportation Institute Executive Director Allen Parrish as the newest senior policy adviser for the organization. In this role, Parrish will…


Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: December 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?    /  The New York Times

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.


Source: The New York Times    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News,    /    Features:     

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Robotics Contest Awardee Returns to UA 9 Years Later as a Freshman    /  UA News

In 2011, third grader Mary Virginia McKinley competed in UA’s first-ever robotics competition. Now she is studying computer science.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: November 12, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, UA News,    /    Features:     

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Several Bham leaders named to new Alabama STEM Council    /  Birmingham Business Journal

Several Birmingham leaders are among those appointed to the new Alabama STEM Council, which was created by an executive order recently signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. The council will…


Source: Birmingham Business Journal    /    Published: September 23, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science   

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.