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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   

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Leaving Home for a Brighter Future    /  UA News

Nasir Eisty has come a long way from the small Bangladeshi town where he grew up. But the constant love and care from his parents and teachers made it possible to get where he is today.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: July 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students, UA News,   

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The Roots Run Deep

A similar thread of DNA links the Fuller family to The University of Alabama College of Engineering. From valuing education to their desire to engineer the future, this family has…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 30, 2020    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Computer Science,   

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UA to help bring computer sciences to Alabama high schools    /  Yellowhammer

A collaborative project between The University of Alabama and several statewide partners was awarded a nearly $4 million grant to bring computer science education to Alabama K-12 schools. The five-year…


Source: Yellowhammer    /    Published: June 23, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News   

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.