News from the School of Computing

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

August 28th, 2015

More elegant techniques combined with highly interdisciplinary, multi-scale collaboration are essential for dealing with massive amounts of information, plenary speaker says at the XSEDE15 conference.  Read more...

GREAT Camps Conclude Another Successful Summer

GREAT Camps Conclude Another Successful Summer

August 25th, 2015

The GREAT Camps, hosted by the University of Utah’s School of Computing, finished a summer of fun activities for school kids eager to learn about graphics and computer programming.  Read more...

Programming and Prejudice

Programming and Prejudice

August 24th, 2015

University of Utah School of Computing associate professor Suresh Venkatasubramanian has discovered a technique to find out if algorithms used for hiring employees or issuing housing loans can be biased.  Read more...

Rendering Science

Rendering Science

August 10th, 2015

University of Utah computer science professor Charles Hansen is part of a team developing new software that will allow researchers to visualize their work through computer simulations with much more realistic graphics.  Read more...

Salt Lake City is #1 for Startups

Salt Lake City is #1 for Startups

August 5th, 2015

Entrepreneur has listed Salt Lake City as their first choice for startup companies. VCs invested nearly $1 billion in local startups last year, making Salt Lake tops nationally in dollar-per-deal average. “Utah is open for business.”  Read more...

School of Computing welcomes new grad students
Erik Brunvand featured speaker in TEDx Salt Lake City this fall

Erik Brunvand featured speaker in TEDx Salt Lake City this fall

July 16th, 2015

The theme of this year's event is "Upcycling." I'll be talking about upcycling old toys to turn them into weird-sounding electronic "musical" instruments.  Read more...

University of Utah Computer Science Alum Receives 2015 Steven A. Coons Award

University of Utah Computer Science Alum Receives 2015 Steven A. Coons Award

June 15th, 2015

Henry Fuchs, a University of Utah computer science graduate was presented the Steven A. Coons Award for his outstanding creative contributions to computer graphics.  Read more...

Robert Christensen and Feifei Li received the SIGMOD 2015 Best Demonstration Award

Robert Christensen and Feifei Li received the SIGMOD 2015 Best Demonstration Award

June 10th, 2015

Robert Christensen and Feifei Li received the SIGMOD 2015 Best Demonstration Award for their paper and system demo "STORM."  Read more...

Faculty and Students recognized with Top Awards at Graduation Reception

Faculty and Students recognized with Top Awards at Graduation Reception

May 11th, 2015

Following this year’s College of Engineering convocation ceremony the School of Computing hosted a graduation reception honoring its 2015 graduates.  Read more...

School of Computing Graduates Attend Inaugural Alumni Day

School of Computing Graduates Attend Inaugural Alumni Day

May 11th, 2015

Alumni from the University of Utah’s School of Computing were invited to a new event to meet other graduates of the department.  Read more...

SoC Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

SoC Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

April 20th, 2015

Congratulations to both Nina McCurdy and Hannah Swan for receiving an NSF Graduate Fellowships  Read more...

Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks

Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks

April 16th, 2015

Utah computer scientists working on analyzer that will sniff out future form of security vulnerability. The next generation of cyberattacks will be more sophisticated...  Read more...

SoC Undergraduate Receives Best Talk Award

SoC Undergraduate Receives Best Talk Award

April 15th, 2015

Charlie Jacobsen received a Best Talk Award for his paper A Parameterized Floating-Point Formalization in HOL Light.  Read more...

Mary Hall has been appointed a new member of CRA Board of Directors

Mary Hall has been appointed a new member of CRA Board of Directors

April 13th, 2015

The CRA is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields...  Read more...

School of Computing Undergraduate Gaming Emphasis Ranked No. 2

School of Computing Undergraduate Gaming Emphasis Ranked No. 2

March 31st, 2015

The University of Utah’s School of Computing undergraduate computer science degree with an emphasis in video game design ranked No. 2 in the nation.  Read more...

U Computer Science Grad to Receive Governor’s Technology Award

U Computer Science Grad to Receive Governor's Technology Award

March 18th, 2015

University of Utah School of Computing graduate and Westminster computer science professor Helen Hu will receive the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.  Read more...

Inside the U’s Big Data Certification Program

Inside the U’s Big Data Certification Program

March 6th, 2015

The University of Utah's big data certification program helps prepare students for a world where data analysis is playing an ever-growing part in business.  Read more...

U Computer Scientist Leads Student Robotics Team to Regionals

U Computer Scientist Leads Student Robotics Team to Regionals

February 26th, 2015

University of Utah computer scientist Mary Hall's student team, the "Skeleton Crew," was chosen to compete in the regional FIRST Tech Challenge robotics contest in Oakland after a great showing at the state competition in Ogden.  Read more...

SOC Professor Receives Google Award

SOC Professor Receives Google Award

February 17th, 2015

University of Utah School of Computing Associate Professor Feifei Li received the Google Research Award for his work developing an online engine that analyzes different databases.  Read more...

SoC alum, Robert McDermott passes away

SoC alum, Robert McDermott passes away

February 9th, 2015

Robert McDermott, passed away on January 20, 2015. Robert received his PhD from University of Utah computer science department in 1980.  Read more...

U Grad Wins Academy Award

U Grad Wins Academy Award

February 9th, 2015

University of Utah computer science graduate Colette Mullenhoff won a technical Academy Award for her work on a new digital system that helps Hollywood artists with their CGI.  Read more...

U Computer Science Team Researching ’05 Spanish Fork Explosion

U Computer Science Team Researching ’05 Spanish Fork Explosion

January 8th, 2015

University of Utah Computer Science Professor Martin Berzins and his research team are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility in Illinois to simulate a 2005 explosion in Spanish Fork Canyon.  Read more...

University of Utah Computer Science Alum Receives Prestigious Okawa Prize

University of Utah Computer Science Alum Receives Prestigious Okawa Prize

January 7th, 2015

U computer science alum Olivier Faugeras was awarded The Okawa Prize for his work in computer vision and computational neuroscience.  Read more...

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Matthew Flatt named ACM Distinguished Scientist

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Matthew Flatt named ACM Distinguished Scientist

December 10th, 2014

On Dec. 4, the ACM recognized Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Matthew Flatt among 49 other scientists, engineers and educators as Distinguished Members for their contributions and impact on computing.  Read more...

U Computer Scientists Create Self-Repairing Software

U Computer Scientists Create Self-Repairing Software

November 13th, 2014

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them.  Read more...

Martin Berzins appointed Member of ASCAC

Martin Berzins appointed Member of ASCAC

November 11th, 2014

Martin Berzins has been appointed a member of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The committee provides advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, and programmatic issues relating to the ASCAC Program.  Read more...

Li Receives $1.2M for Data-Driven Science

Li Receives $1.2M for Data-Driven Science

November 11th, 2014

Feifei Li received a $1.2M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program.  Read more...

Utah Graduate Awarded Young Scientist Publication Impact Award

Utah Graduate Awarded Young Scientist Publication Impact Award

November 10th, 2014

Sam Gerber was honored earlier this month for his impact on the field and in the understanding of Alzheimer's after researching a new method of analyzing medical brain scans.  Read more...

Women In Tech Honors Utah Alum

Women In Tech Honors Utah Alum

November 9th, 2014

Helen Hu is being honored for making a difference in the percentage of underrepresented minorities and women in the tech industry.  Read more...

NSF Awards School of Computing $10M for CloudLab

NSF Awards School of Computing $10M for CloudLab

November 8th, 2014

University of Utah computer scientists received a three-year, $10 million grant to build and support a new cloud computing research facility.  Read more...