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CS department to partner with College Board

The University of Alabama was selected as one of the top 10 universities to participate in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Pilot Study to help with creating a new AP…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 3, 2011    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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College Board Selects UA as Test Site for New Computer Science AP Program

The University of Alabama is one of 10 selected schools to participate in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Pilot Study to develop and test a new computer science course and exam.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 21, 2011    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News   

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Computer science students develop smartphone apps

Students in the Computer-Based Honors Program have been working to create and develop smartphone applications. The apps the students are working on are classified as beneficial because they will help…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 20, 2011    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students   

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UA Students Develop Beneficial Smartphone Applications

Smartphone applications are continuously and rapidly being developed. While most apps are for entertainment purposes, there is a trend of app development for functional uses. Developers are looking to apps as a way to solve everyday problems. See a need, app a need.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 8, 2011    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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Google Awards UA Computer Science Grant

Google recently awarded Dr. Jeff Gray, associate professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, a $15,000 grant to fund a computer science program for high school teachers July 25-27.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 6, 2011    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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Google awards UA computer science professor $15,000 grant

University of Alabama associate professor of computer science Jeff Gray was awarded a $15,000 grant by Google this week to fund a computer science program for high school teachers July…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 6, 2011    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Graduate Student is Finalist in National Research Competition

Ferosh Jacob, a computer science doctoral student in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, was recently named one of three finalists at the OOPSLA/SPLASH student research competition held in Reno, Nev., earlier this semester.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 13, 2010    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Public to Use UA Co-Developed Network to Document Oil-Spill Fallout

Think of how easy it has become to take out your mobile smartphone and capture important photos in just seconds. Now, through the work of a University of Alabama computer scientist and his colleagues, you can utilize that technology to help scientists and researchers build a database of critical images during a natural disaster or crisis.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 13, 2010    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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.