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2020 News

Computer science professor to head NSF-funded open science grid expansion across Great Plains
Daniel Andresen, director of the Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science and computer science professor, has received more than $350,000 to lead a project in support of computational and data-intensive research across the region.

Computer science program expands offerings to Manhattan Christian College
A program developed by the computer science department in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University has expanded its outreach through a new collaboration with Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan.

NSF renews K-State CyberCorps program for five years, $3 million
The CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service program at K-State will continue to build on its history of producing high-quality graduates to meet national, state, local and tribal government demand for skilled cybersecurity personnel.

Computer Science wins two inaugural Strategic Initiative Grants
Provost Taber announces the inaugural round of investment fund awards.

K-State study reveals asymmetry in spin directions of galaxies, suggests early universe could have been spinning
The patterns formed by spiral galaxies show that the universe may have a defined structure and suggest that the early universe could have been spinning, according to a K-State computational astronomer.

Advisor Forum presents April Charlie Award
The K-State Advisor Forum announces Sheryl Cornell, academic advisor in computer science, as the recipient of the April Charlie Award.

K-State to host sixth annual Game Jam Feb. 14-16
The Game Development Club, a registered departmental student organization, will host a game creation event called Game Jam Feb. 14-16. Read more about the event, and how some of last fall's student participants received recognition.

K-State teams place in regional Association for Computing Machinery programming contest
The K-State Association for Computing Machinery team won second place at a regional competition, securing its invitation to the national competition, which will take place in February. The team will compete for a chance to advance to Worlds.

2019 News

Minding the mind: How scientists study our changing brains
Professor Dan Andresen takes part in sharing how Beocat research takes part in advancing research in the section, Informing the brain.

Computer science department participating in NSF C-Accel Pilot
Computer science professor Pascal Hitzler receives research funding under the Open Knowledge Network track of the new Convergence Accelerator Pilot, known as C-Accel, by the National Science Foundation.

Computer science professors received multiple awards
Computer science professors Robby, John Hatcliff, and Eugene Vasserman received multiple awards from industry, research institute, and DoD sources to address critical system safety and security issues.

NSF awards team $1.4M to improve research computing in Midwest
Seven experts from universities across the region, including K-State, recently received $1.4 million from the NSF to improve cyberinfrastructure and provide workforce development to fill an emerging need in high-performance research computing.

Beocat system administrator selected as XSEDE 2019-2020 Campus Champions Fellow
Kyle Hutson, Beocat system administrator, has been chosen to work with XSEDE staff to improve supercomputer security.

Drs. Neilsen and Robby named Keystone Research Scholars
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering announces the naming of 24 faculty members, including 2 computer science professors, as recipients of either a Keystone Research Scholar or Cornerstone Teaching Scholar award funded as a part of the Carl R. Ice Faculty Development Initiative Match Program.

Department launches online computer science undergraduate certificate
The Department of Computer Science's online undergraduate certificate in computer science teaches students how to develop novel, computer-based solutions to real-world problems in a variety of fields.

Shamir named Keystone research faculty scholar
Lior Shamir, associate professor of computer science, has been appointed as a Nick Chong Keystone Research Faculty Scholar.

Computer science professor designated as engineering chair
Pascal Hitzler, professor of computer science, has been named recipient of the Lloyd T. Smith Creativity in Engineering Chair, designating him as a highly regarded educator and researcher in the field of computer science.

Gattani award recipients selected
Doctoral candidate Ratan Lal, computer science, is one of two students awarded the Gattani Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Team of student inventors selected for Braun award
Doctoral candidate Joydeep Mitra, computer science, is one of two students awarded the inaugural Ann and Dave Braun Student Inventor Award for their project, CoForm: An Automated Technique for Predicting Co-Crystals.

Doina Caragea and students receive Best Insight Paper Award at recent conference.
Doina Caragea and students receive Best Insight Paper Award at the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2019) for their paper "Identifying Disaster Damage Images Using a Domain Adaptation Approach.

K-State computer science team cited by Android Security Awards Program
A team of computer science graduate students at Kansas State University, led by assistant professor Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath in the Secure-It-I research group, has identified a high-security bug in the Android system.

Pavithra Prabhakar co-chairs the Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control Conference
Dr. Pavithra Prabhakar co-chairs with Professor Necmiye Ozay from University of Michigan in the 22nd ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, held as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things Week.

Dan Andresen participates in workshop for emerging national cyberinfrastructure leaders
Dan Andresen, professor of computer science, develops his role in national leadership in the Cyberinfrastructure Leadership Academy.

Cyber Defense Club takes top honors in DOE national cybersecurity competition
A team of Kansas State University computer science students has earned national recognition for its cybersecurity skills.

University center recognized for continued excellence in computer security research
The Center for Information and Systems Assurance at Kansas State University has once again been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Computer science professors join team effort to thwart effects of cyberattacks
Development of safety- and security-critical systems that can resist and recover from cyberattacks is of increasing importance for both military and commercial domains such as avionics, medical devices and the internet of things. K-State computer science professors Robby and John Hatcliff are working on this project.

K-State computer science team cited by Android Security Awards Program
A team of computer science graduate students at Kansas State University, led by assistant professor Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath in the Secure-It-I research group, has identified a high-security bug in the Android system.

2018 News

Cyber Defense Club takes top honors in DOE national cybersecurity competition
A team of Kansas State University computer science students has earned national recognition for its cybersecurity skills.

K-State Association for Computing Machinery to host Hour-of-Code event for youth
K-State's Association for Computing Machinery chapter will host an Hour-of-Code from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Engineering Hall.

Hack K-State challenges students to a weekend full of learning and fun
Starting Oct. 19, more than 200 students from around the country will congregate in the Little Apple to participate in Hack K-State's fourth annual hackathon in the College of Business Administration building.

Computer science professors join team effort to thwart effects of cyberattacks
Development of safety- and security-critical systems that can resist and recover from cyberattacks is of increasing importance for both military and commercial domains such as avionics, medical devices and the internet of things. 

Kansas State University launches new Computer Science and Master of Business Administration join degree program
A new dual degree program designed by Kansas State University will allow students to concurrently earn both their Bachelor of Science in computer science and Master of Business Administration degrees.

CS business manager receives research certification
K-State's CRAs help researchers with all aspects of sponsored projects, including development and administration, research compliance, legal and regulatory requirements, budget development, contract development and negotiation, facility management and sponsor interfaces and more.

Beocat staff impact local, national research cyberinfrastructure
Beocat staffers help K-State researchers run their simulations in hours rather than weeks and lead a national training session.

Financial technology company, C2FO, partners with Computer Science Scholars program
Global financial technology company, C2FO, creates partnership with Kansas State University’s computer science department.

Caragea named Keysone Research Scholar
Doina Caragea, Kansas State University professor of computer science, has been named a Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Scholar, funded by Michelle Munson, 1996 K-State graduate in electrical engineering, and her husband, Serban Simu.

Computer Science recognized for assessment efforts
The Office of Assessment has selected the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and Computer science graduate programs as this year’s recipients of the Excellence in Assessment citation.

Caragea earns Keystone Research Scholar award
Two faculty members in the College of Engineering have been named Keystone Research Scholars. The awards were established to recruit and retain top scholars in the early stages of their careers who are in high demand for faculty positions throughout the U.S.

Computer science, mathematics major earns university's top honor for undergraduate research
A senior in computer science and mathematics, Maria Fernanda De La Torre Romo is being recognized for excellence in research.

College of Engineering alumni honored for career success
Ashok Reddy, Broomfield, Colorado, is a 2001 graduate of Kansas State University in computer science. He is founder and CEO of BETSOL in Broomfield.  

CS student to present at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol showcases the research being conducted by students at the Kansas' four-year institutions. This year, around 40 undergraduate student projects will be presented.

Cyber defenders score high in national competition
Competing against 20 teams from 16 schools across the U.S., students were faced with situations designed to simulate real-world information technology, choosing where and when to best tradeoff between security and usability.

Master of Software Engineering program ranked 22nd in the latest rankings
In its latest set of annual college rankings released Jan. 9, U.S. News & World Report recognized 19 of Kansas State University's online degree programs for excellence as Best Online Programs for 2018.

Computer scientists to study application of big data for improved disaster management and response
With the continuing threat of deadly disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and terrorist attacks striking communities, researchers at Kansas State University are looking to big data for its potential to become an integral source of information for response organizations in these situations.

2017 News

Beocat Regains title as largest academic supercomputer in Kansas
The K-State research computing cluster, Beocat, is currently the largest academic research supercomputer in Kansas through a recent purchase of 120 additional servers, funded by faculty in agronomy, animal science, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and psychology.

Three Kansas State University teams awarded more than $2.5 million by National Science Foundation for research instrumentation
Teams led by three Kansas State University researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grants. The grants will provide more than $2.5 million to advance understanding of lipids, agriculturally significant gases and nanoparticles, as well as student training and regional research capacity. 

Betsol, company founded by K-State alumnus, supports College of Engineering's Computer Science Scholars Program
This company is specializing in product engineering and managed information technology services, has given a $40,000 gift to Kansas State University's Computer Science, or CS Scholars Program in the College of Engineering to help develop the program and competitively recruit prospective students. 

College of Engineering adds 10 to list of Keystone Research Faculty Scholars
The award was established to recruit and retain top scholars in the early stages of their careers who are in high demand for faculty positions throughout the U.S.

Prabhakar recipient of endowed chair in engineering
Pavithra Prabhakar, associate professor of computer science at Kansas State University, has been named the Peggy and Gary Edwards chair in engineering.

Computer science students win at Kansas City Startup Weekend
Team Zoobot, led by two Kansas State University computer science students, took first-place honors at Kansas City Startup Weekend 2017, June 9-11, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Coding a growing field with opportunities for various education levels and backgrounds, expert says
More jobs in coding and computer science are available now than ever, and the number is only growing, according to Scott DeLoach, computer science department head at Kansas State University.

Computer scientist to use Young Investigator Award to optimize autonomous autos
Self-driving cars, robotic vacuum cleaners and thermostats exemplify the kind of autonomous systems research that played a role in a faculty member receiving a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research's Science of Autonomy Program. 

Kansas State University student from Overland Park a 2017 Cargill Global Scholar
Cargill Inc. has recognized Nathan McClain, sophomore in computer science and physics, for his potential as a leader and researcher in the spheres of food, farming and financial risk management.

Cyber Defense Club ties for second place at national cybersecurity competition
Six members of Kansas State University's Cyber Defense Club tied for second place at Argonne National Laboratory's second annual Cyber Defense Competition.

Cyber Defense Club invited to national competition at Argonne National Laboratory
Six members of the university's Cyber Defense Club are competing in Argonne National Laboratory's Cyber Defense Competition 2017 on Saturday, April 1, at the laboratory's facility in Lemont, Illinois.

College of Engineering alumni earn honors for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 10 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies on the Manhattan campus April 1.

Two Kansas State University buildings win building awards contest
The Berney Family Welcome Center and Engineering Hall are the Judges Choice winner and runner-up, respectively, for state building awards by the Associated General Contractors of Kansas Inc. 

Student from Overland Park to serve as student body president; Wichita student to serve as vice president
Students have elected Jack Ayres, junior in chemical engineering, as president and Olivia Baalman, junior in computer science, as vice president.

College of Engineering awards six Keystone Research Scholars
The College of Engineering established the Keystone Research Scholars Program to recruit and retain top scholars, who though in the early stages of their academic careers, are in high demand for faculty positions throughout the country. 

Computer science team awarded grant to aid in innovative medical care for the military
Computer scientists at Kansas State University are partnering with Adventium Labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to develop tools for modeling and evaluating the safety and security of a new breed of app-based medical systems.

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2017
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has announced the selection of 36 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

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