Announcements

The ERGP office is now accepting applications for the Robert I-Jen and Sophia Shui-Kan Jung Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship is a supplemental scholarship with an award level of $6000 per year for PhD students and $3000 per year for MS students. The scholarship is intended to recognize those outstanding students from the People’s Republic of China and The Republic of China. If you know of a student(s) who qualifies, please encourage them to apply. The deadline is February 1st for new applicants. Attached you will find more information along with the scholarship application and instructions. You can also visit our website or contact the ERGP office, ergp@ksu.edu, to learn more.

Website:
http://www.engg.ksu.edu/ergp/grad-program/funding/jung/
http://www.engg.ksu.edu/ergp/grad-program/funding/jung-new/

Congratulations to CS Professors John Hatcliff, Robby, and Venkatesh Ranganath who received a $160,000 NSF grant from the USFDA Scholar-in-Residence program that will fund students and faculty to work with FDA engineers on risk-management challenges for interoperable medical devices.

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The paper "Counterexample Guided Abstraction Refinement for Stability Analysis" written by Pavithra Prabhakar along with Miriam Garcia Soto from IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain has been accepted for publication in the 28th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV). This paper was one of the 46 papers selected among the 165 submissions received by the conference.

Honoring Beth

Look at how far we've come! Join us in honoring the career and contributions of Beth Unger. The event will be held in the Hartford Room of the Bluemont Hotel at 8:00 AM on April 29th. Please RSVP by March 10th. Reserve by phone at (785) 473-7091.

The ACM Women in Computing (ACM-W) is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest! Any and all K-State students are encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity for those with great ideas or artistic skills to show off their talent! The winner will receive a free T-Shirt with their design on it! Rules for designs are:

• Must include the phrase "Women in Computing" or "ACM-W" in some way.
• Must reference or represent K-State, KSU, or Kansas State University in some way.

If you have an idea for a design, here's how you can participate:
1. Sketch out or describe the design in detail.
2. Email your name, your contact information, and design entry to kstate.wic@gmail.com.
3. Entries are due by Saturday, November 28th at 11:59pm.

ACM-W members will be notified of the submissions on Monday of the following week and will be given an opportunity to vote on their favorite. Voting will end December 5 at 11:59pm. The winning T-Shirt design will be announced that following Monday, December 7, 2015.

T-Shirt orders will be available through December; expected cost is approximately $10 per student. (Of course, the contest winner gets their shirt free!) T-shirts will be printed over the Winter Break and will be available for pick-up from the ACM-W in January. (Spring Semester, ACM-W will be located in the new Engineering Student Complex with the other CIS Department student clubs.)

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact ACM-W Vice President Joy Hauser (jhauser@ksu.edu). We look forward to your ideas!

Spring 2016 enrollment begins Monday, October 26. Enrollment instructions are available here:

https://www.cis.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/enrollS16.pdf

The department of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) at Kansas State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions beginning in Fall 2015 at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Applicants should have a background in cybersecurity or high-assurance software. In addition, applicants whose research interfaces with one or more of the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: bio-security, cyber-physical systems, mobile computing, cloud-based systems, big data, or human-computer interfaces.  Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to both teaching and research. A doctorate degree in computer science or related disciplines is required; salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

For the complete announcement follow this link: https://www.cis.ksu.edu/node/2957