News From the School of Computing

Feifei Li named ACM Distinguished Member for 2018

Feifei Li named ACM Distinguished Member for 2018

November 13th, 2018

School of Computing professor Feifei Li has been named an ACM Distinguished Member for 2018. The Association for Computing Machinery, named 49 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field.  Read more...

New Club for Women in CS

New Club for Women in CS

November 7th, 2018

"This club is so important because it will provide women-centered spaces and the support that I wish I’d had going through this program. I encourage any women taking a CS class to join so they can not only go to cool events, but also affirm that they belong here and they're not alone." Attend the new Women in Computing (WiC) meeting 11 a.m. Nov. 16 in the Union’s Saltair Room to hear from speaker Kiri Wagstaff of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.  Read more...

Dreams Amplified: Undergrad Emma Beatty Named Inaugural Goldman Sachs Women in Computing Scholar

Dreams Amplified: Undergrad Emma Beatty Named Inaugural Goldman Sachs Women in Computing Scholar

November 5th, 2018

Company gives $15,000 to support high-achieving women starting out in, sticking with STEM  Read more...

School of Computing is hiring

School of Computing is hiring

November 2nd, 2018

The School of Computing at the University of Utah seeks applications for tenure-track faculty at all ranks. The School will run a broad faculty search in all areas of computing and is seeking to fill 10-12 open positions.  Read more...

Anders Ynnerman receives 2018 IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award

Anders Ynnerman receives 2018 IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award

October 25th, 2018

Anders Ynnerman an adjunct Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and Professor at Linkoping University in Sweden was present the 2018 Technical Achievement Award at the IEEE Visualization conference in Berlin, Germany.  Read more...

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

October 5th, 2018

School of Computing researchers conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behavior changes a lot.  Read more...

Racket wins 2018 SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award

Racket wins 2018 SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award

October 3rd, 2018

The Racket programming language team, which includes University of Utah School of Computing professor Matthew Flatt, was presented the 2018 SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award.  Read more...

First Annual PIPELINE Career Expo

First Annual PIPELINE Career Expo

September 20th, 2018

The School of Computing held its first annual PIPELINE Career Expo in September. The event brought together more than 350 undergraduate and graduate students with 18 companies and organizations.  Read more...

Suresh Venkatasubramanian featured on Science Friday

Suresh Venkatasubramanian featured on Science Friday

September 17th, 2018

Professor of computing at the University of Utah Suresh Venkatasubramanian talks with Ira Glass and Mathematician Hannah Fry to discuss how algorithms are being used not only in the justice system, but in healthcare and data mining too.  Read more...

U Alumni Inducted into Siggraph Academy

U Alumni Inducted into Siggraph Academy

August 27th, 2018

Ivan Sutherland, a University of Utah computer science icon widely regarded as “The Father of Computer Graphics” who also ushered in a generation of well-known computer graphics legends as a professor, was among eight U luminaries who were the first inductees into the ACM SIGGRAPH Academy.  Read more...

Sneha Kasera to serve as COE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Sneha Kasera to serve as COE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

August 15th, 2018

Sneha Kasera will serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering. He will begin serving immediately.  Read more...

SoC Researchers Secure National Funding to Build Wireless Living Laboratory, Spur Global Tech Innovations

SoC Researchers Secure National Funding to Build Wireless Living Laboratory, Spur Global Tech Innovations

July 3rd, 2018

The University of Utah is at the global vanguard of wireless communications thanks to School of Computing Associate Professor Kobus Van der Merwe and the Flux Research Group.  Read more...

Prospective Students can Explore Ranking Data

Prospective Students can Explore Ranking Data

May 4th, 2018

Ranking university programs can be useful: it helps students decide which school to attend, it helps prospective professors decide where to apply for jobs, and it lets university administrators determine which of their units are performing exceptionally well. What does it really mean for one department to be ranked higher than another? Does it mean that they publish more papers? That more of their graduates create successful companies? It isn't clear that there's any single right answer to these questions.  Read more...

The University of Utah’s School of Computing Ranked #25 in the US

The University of Utah’s School of Computing Ranked #25 in the US

May 4th, 2018

The University of Utah’s School of Computing continues to be recognized for its world-class scientific output and dedication to student learning as acknowledged by recent rankings of US computer science programs.  Read more...

Suresh Venkatasubramanian new Computing Community Consortium council member

Suresh Venkatasubramanian new Computing Community Consortium council member

April 27th, 2018

School of Computing professor Suresh Venkatasubramanian has been appointed a council member of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC).  Read more...

Philippe David receives prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Excellence in Education Scholarship

Philippe David receives prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Excellence in Education Scholarship

April 24th, 2018

Congratulations to Philippe David who was selected to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Excellence in Education Scholarship. Philippe is an undergraduate student who is double majoring in chemistry and computer science.  Read more...

Mike Kirby awarded 2018 Distinguished Mentor Award

Mike Kirby awarded 2018 Distinguished Mentor Award

April 13th, 2018

School of Computing professor Mike Kirby will be awarded the 2018 University Distinguished Mentor Award during the College of Engineering’s convocation ceremony.  Read more...

Johnny Le awarded 2018 Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership

Johnny Le awarded 2018 Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership

April 13th, 2018

Johnny Le, an undergraduate in the University of Utah’s School of Computing, was awarded the 2018 Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership for his work in developing the annual HackTheU event.  Read more...

Tucker Hermans will present lecture as part of Science Movie Night

Tucker Hermans will present lecture as part of Science Movie Night

April 5th, 2018

Natural History Museum of Utah is partnering with the Utah Film Center and Salt Lake City Library to offer a free screening of AlphaGo followed by a free lecture by Tucker Hermans, founding member of the University of Utah Robotics Center.  Read more...

Graduate students work on interactive data visualization software

Graduate students work on interactive data visualization software

March 12th, 2018

University of Utah computer science graduate students are working with other institutions to develop software that combines computer images and data to create stunning imagery of the universe and solar system.  Read more...

School of Computing Alum Receives Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

School of Computing Alum Receives Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

March 5th, 2018

Scott Neville of Clearfield, Utah, who graduated from the University of Utah in December with a degrees in mathematics and computer science has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Read more...

SoC Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

SoC Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

February 28th, 2018

Two SoC faculty members received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award for projects in developing faster cloud-based data systems and software that can help researchers and doctors determine why they choose the medical decisions they make.  Read more...

Ivan Sutherland Honored

Ivan Sutherland Honored

February 26th, 2018

Ivan Sutherland, a University of Utah computer science luminary who taught the likes of Ed Catmull, Alan Kay and was co-founder of the computer graphics firm, Evans & Sutherland, was honored with the Washington Award from the Western Society of Engineers.  Read more...

Suresh Venkat Radio Interview

Suresh Venkat Radio Interview

February 20th, 2018

Professor of computing at the University of Utah Suresh Venkatasubramanian talks with Larry Mantle on AirTalk regarding algorithms for pre-trial risk assessment.  Read more...

SOC Faculty Receive Google Open Source Peer Award

SOC Faculty Receive Google Open Source Peer Award

February 15th, 2018

John Regehr, Eric Eide, and Yang Chen (PhD '14), were selected to receive a Google Open Source Peer Bonus, an award that recognizes "exceptional contributions to open source."  Read more...

School of Computing Offering Professional Education Course

School of Computing Offering Professional Education Course

February 13th, 2018

The Introduction to Machine Learning course targets professionals who are comfortable with implementing algorithms and have encountered calculus, linear algebra and statistics at some point.  Read more...

Utah ranked Best State for Higher Education

Utah ranked Best State for Higher Education

January 26th, 2018

Half of the weighting in the education rankings goes to higher education. The metrics involved include the shares of citizens in each state holding college degrees, with wide variances found among the states and regionally.  Read more...

Dealing with HPC Correctness: Challenges and Opportunities

Dealing with HPC Correctness: Challenges and Opportunities

January 26th, 2018

Developing correct and reliable HPC software is notoriously difficult. While effective correctness techniques for serial codes (e.g., verification, debugging and systematic testing) have been in vogue for decades, such techniques are in their infancy for HPC codes. Why is that?  Read more...

Ruth V. Watkins Named New U President

Ruth V. Watkins Named New U President

January 19th, 2018

The Utah State Board of Regents has selected Ruth V. Watkins as the 16th president of the University of Utah. Watkins is the first woman to lead the University of Utah — the state’s oldest, largest and only Research 1 higher education institution -  Read more...

SoC Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Microsoft Research PhD Fellow

SoC Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Microsoft Research PhD Fellow

January 9th, 2018

Congratulations to Dong Xie on receiving the prestigious Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship for 2018-19. Xie is a 2nd year PhD student working with Feifei Li and is one 10 fellows this year.  Read more...

SoC Undergraduates honorable mentions of the CRA Undergraduate Research Award

SoC Undergraduates honorable mentions of the CRA Undergraduate Research Award

January 8th, 2018

Congratulations to Scott Neville and Yiliang Shi, both honorable mentions of the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.  Read more...

SoC Alum named 2018 IEEE Fellow

SoC Alum named 2018 IEEE Fellow

January 3rd, 2018

Professor Laurie Williams was named as a 2018 IEEE Fellow. Williams, a Interim Department Head and a Professor in computer science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) was named an IEEE Fellow and recognized for contributions to reliable and secure software engineering.  Read more...

Teapot Rendering Competition 2017
HackTheU – Largest Hackathon in Utah
U Alum’s Company, Pixar, Honored

U Alum's Company, Pixar, Honored

November 28th, 2017

Pixar Animation Studios, the legendary computer animation house run by University of Utah computer science alumnus Edwin Catmull, was honored with the 2018 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award.  Read more...

Remembering ChenWei Guo
Feifei Li presented University of Utah Presidential Scholar Award
Statement Concerning Death of Computer Science Student

Statement Concerning Death of Computer Science Student

October 31st, 2017

The University of Utah's School of Computing would like to express its deepest condolences after the tragic death of computer science student ChenWei Guo who was killed Monday, October 30.  Read more...

School of Computing Graduates Attend Alumni Day

School of Computing Graduates Attend Alumni Day

October 13th, 2017

On September 30, 2017, School of Computing graduates gathered in the Warnock Engineering Building to celebrate the 2nd School of Computing (SoC) Alumni Day event.  Read more...

Valerio Pascucci receives IEEE Visualization 15 Year Test of Time Award

Valerio Pascucci receives IEEE Visualization 15 Year Test of Time Award

October 5th, 2017

Congratulations to Valerio Pascucci and Kree Cole-McLaughlin on receiving the IEEE Visualization 15 Year Test of Time Award for their paper "Efficient computation of the topology of level sets."  Read more...

All the Pretty Pictures

All the Pretty Pictures

September 12th, 2017

Communications of the ACM  Read more...

Nothing is Certain

Nothing is Certain

September 11th, 2017

"The only certainty...," it is said, "is that nothing is certain." And so it goes with computational forecasts of important events such as weather, finance, and climate. Among all of this uncertainty, however, there are patterns, likelihoods, and rarities that inform important decisions that may affect billions of dollars in resources and thousands, or even millions, of lives.  Read more...

CloudLab Gets New $9.7M Grant

CloudLab Gets New $9.7M Grant

September 7th, 2017

Researchers with the University of Utah’s School of Computing have received a new three-year $9.7 million grant to extend work on CloudLab, a facility used by scientists to study cloud computing.  Read more...

Celebrated U Computer Graphics Alumnus Passes Away

Celebrated U Computer Graphics Alumnus Passes Away

August 30th, 2017

Lance J. Williams, a University of Utah computer science student during the department’s famed period in computer graphics development in the early 1970s and the inventor of computer image optimization known as mip-mapping, died Aug. 20 of cancer.  Read more...

Charles Hansen to receive 2017 IEEE Visualization Career Award

Charles Hansen to receive 2017 IEEE Visualization Career Award

August 21st, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Hansen will receive the 2017 IEEE Visualization Career Award in recognition of his research contributions to large scale data visualization, including advances in parallel and volume rendering, novel interaction techniques, and techniques for exploiting hardware.  Read more...

SOC Faculty Named R&D Award Finalists

SOC Faculty Named R&D Award Finalists

August 17th, 2017

PRUNERS, a software project launched jointly by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of Utah, and RWTH Aachen, has been named a finalist in the 2017 “R&D 100 Awards.”  Read more...

Scholarships for video gamers? The University of Utah plugs into the world of esports

Scholarships for video gamers? The University of Utah plugs into the world of esports

June 12th, 2017

There was a buzz inside Rice-Eccles Stadium last fall. What else would you expect when Utah faces BYU? There were hundreds of rowdy students, cheers for the Utes, boos for the Cougars.  Read more...

Tucker Hermans wins Best Paper Award

Tucker Hermans wins Best Paper Award

June 2nd, 2017

Tucker Hermans has won the ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Award at the ICRA 2017 conference (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation), for the paper titled  Read more...

SoC faculty and students honored during graduation reception

SoC faculty and students honored during graduation reception

May 15th, 2017

Prior to this year’s convocation ceremonies the School of Computing hosted a graduation reception honoring its 2017 graduates. Students and families were invited to attend the lunch giving them an opportunity to mingle and congratulate one another.  Read more...

Profile on Ed Catmull

Profile on Ed Catmull

April 24th, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune recently published a profile on University of Utah College of Engineering (Computer Science Department) graduate Ed Catmull, who is now the president of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar.  Read more...

SoC Alum Recipient of 2016 ACM Prize in Computing

SoC Alum Recipient of 2016 ACM Prize in Computing

April 19th, 2017

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced today that Alexei A. Efros of the University of California, Berkeley is the recipient of the 2016 ACM Prize in Computing.  Read more...

Calculating Justice

Calculating Justice

April 18th, 2017

The rap sheet for the criminal defendant included a laundry list of petty crimes. There were prior convictions for theft, a case of fraud and a history of violence. University of Utah Honors College students in Praxis Lab titled When Machines Decide: The Promise and Peril of Living in a Data Driven Society.  Read more...

Mike Kirby honored at Celebrate U Event

Mike Kirby honored at Celebrate U Event

April 4th, 2017

Congratulations to Robert "Mike" Kirby who will be honored with a top faculty research award at this years Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event.  Read more...

Anand Venkat selected as recipient of the CoE Outstanding Dissertation

Anand Venkat selected as recipient of the CoE Outstanding Dissertation

March 10th, 2017

Anand Venkat (Ph.D.’16), a University of Utah computer science graduate, has been selected as recipient of the College of Engineering Outstanding Dissertation for 2016  Read more...

New Master of Software Development Degree

New Master of Software Development Degree

March 6th, 2017

School of Computing has created its new Master of Software Development program, designed for those who do not have a computer science or related degree.  Read more...

CS Undergraduate Enrollment Up

CS Undergraduate Enrollment Up

March 2nd, 2017

A new report by the Computer Research Association and co-authored by SoC professor Mary Hall shows the biggest increase in undergraduate enrollment in computer science degrees in decades.  Read more...

Aditya Bhaskara selected for Google Faculty Research Award

Aditya Bhaskara selected for Google Faculty Research Award

February 28th, 2017

Congratulations to Aditya Bhaskara who has been selected for a Google Faculty Award this year, in Algorithms and Optimization.  Read more...

SoC Ranks High for Productivity

SoC Ranks High for Productivity

February 22nd, 2017

The University of Utah’s School of Computing was ranked in the top quarter of the nation’s schools for its research productivity, according to the latest statistics from CSRankings.org,  Read more...

Utah Team Wins Gold at Competition

Utah Team Wins Gold at Competition

February 8th, 2017

A University of Utah team led by School of Computing assistant professor Zvonimir Rakamaric won three gold and a silver medal in the 6th International Competition on Software Verification.  Read more...

SoC Grad Thiago Ize Wins Technical Academy Award

SoC Grad Thiago Ize Wins Technical Academy Award

January 9th, 2017

Every time you go to the movies, there’s a good chance the roaring spaceships or fantastical beasts wowing audiences were brought to life in part thanks to the work of software engineer and University of Utah alum Thiago Ize.  Read more...

Mahdi Bojnordi’s HPCA’16 Paper Selected Top Paper By IEEE Micro

Mahdi Bojnordi's HPCA'16 Paper Selected Top Paper By IEEE Micro

January 5th, 2017

IEEE Micro magazine has a special issue every year where they identify the best 12 published architecture papers of the year (top picks) and the next 12 best (honorable mentions).  Read more...

Meyer to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Meyer to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

December 15th, 2016

School of Computing assistant professor Miriah Meyer will receive the University of Utah’s annual Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017. Meyer will receive an award during the university’s Founders Day in March.  Read more...

Inspiring Teachers

Inspiring Teachers

December 9th, 2016

In the video segment entitled “Inspiring Teachers,” Gooch credits School of Computing professor Elaine Cohen as an inspiration while pursing his Ph.D. in computer science.  Read more...

EAE Play! on Dec. 9

EAE Play! on Dec. 9

December 5th, 2016

Virtual reality is all the rage in video gaming, and the University of Utah’s No. 1-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game development program is exploring all the ways this hyper-realistic form of interactivity can be informative as well as fun.  Read more...

The Digital ‘Utah Teapot’

The Digital 'Utah Teapot'

December 5th, 2016

It’s just a 3D graphic of a porcelain teapot, but it became the legendary launching point for computer graphics throughout the world. The Salt Lake Tribune has written a history of the “Utah Teapot,” the digital computer model created in 1975 here at the University of Utah.  Read more...

SoC Undergraduates take 2nd Place at SC2016

SoC Undergraduates take 2nd Place at SC2016

November 18th, 2016

The University of Utah’s School of Computing undergraduate team took second place overall at the 2016 Super Computing Student Cluster Competition.  Read more...

Hall Gets Exascale Computing Award

Hall Gets Exascale Computing Award

November 11th, 2016

University of Utah School of Computing professor Mary Hall was awarded a $871,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for an exascale computing project designed to make it easier for programmers to write code for different kinds of high-speed exascale computing systems.  Read more...

SoC Women Attend Grace Hopper Celebration Conference

SoC Women Attend Grace Hopper Celebration Conference

October 27th, 2016

With nine undergraduates and five graduate students, the School of Computing (SoC) had a record number of attendees at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing conference. The conference was held in Houston October 19-21st, 2016 .  Read more...

SoC Welcomes New Faculty

SoC Welcomes New Faculty

October 10th, 2016

The faculty in the School of Computing at the University of Utah is growing with a number of new strategic hires. It’s a great time to be a member of our faculty. We invite you to learn more about these new faculty members and would like to welcome them to the School of Computing.  Read more...

Visualizing the Universe

Visualizing the Universe

September 7th, 2016

Computer scientists from the U will be developing OpenSpace, open-source 3-D software for visualizing NASA astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science and Earth science missions for planetariums and other immersive environments. The software also will be developed for use in schools and on home computers.  Read more...

Gretchen McClain to Give Gould Lecture

Gretchen McClain to Give Gould Lecture

September 6th, 2016

Gretchen McClain, NASA's former chief director of the International Space Station program and University of Utah mechanical engineering alumna, will be giving this year's William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life.  Read more...

The School of Computing and Utah’s Growing Tech Sector

The School of Computing and Utah's Growing Tech Sector

September 1st, 2016

What does the educational environment supporting workforce development within Utah's IT industry look like? To answer that question EDCUtah sat down for a conversation with Dr. Ross T. Whitaker, director of the University of Utah School of Computing.  Read more...

Matthew Turner wins CoE Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Matthew Turner wins CoE Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

August 23rd, 2016

Matthew Turner, a beloved TA in the School of Computing proves that all of those qualities, along with a deep understanding of what students need, are the hallmarks of a successful assistant.  Read more...

David Johnson Wins CoE Outstanding Service Award

David Johnson Wins CoE Outstanding Service Award

August 23rd, 2016

Thanks to David’s dedication, ingenuity and hard work, the summer-long camps have grown in just a short time from two sessions with 30 kids to more than a dozen camps that serve more than 700 students.  Read more...

GREAT Camp – Another Successful Summer

GREAT Camp - Another Successful Summer

August 16th, 2016

This year’s GREAT Camps at the University of Utah proved to be another successful summer journey for hundreds of Utah students wanting to learn about the power of computers, graphics and robots.  Read more...

To Catch a Wireless Thief

To Catch a Wireless Thief

July 20th, 2016

University of Utah School of Computing professor Sneha Kumar Kasera and his team of researchers are tasked with creating a system that allows cellphone and laptop users to help detect and locate someone who is stealing bandwidth on radio frequency waves.  Read more...

Feifei Li wins best paper award

Feifei Li wins best paper award

July 6th, 2016

Feifei Li has won the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGMOD 2016 conference, for the paper titled "Wander Join: Online Aggregation via Random Walks". The paper is co-authored with Bin Wu, Ke Yi, and Zhuoyue Zhao.  Read more...

U graduate Kallie Bracken reflects on coding as an art form

U graduate Kallie Bracken reflects on coding as an art form

July 5th, 2016

“Coding fulfills what I enjoy most: I get to solve problems, gain a bird eye’s view of a situation, put pieces of a puzzle together and engage my artistic side. It can be intimidating at first, but now I see it as a tool for my craft."  Read more...

SoC Alum Honored With Prestigious Award

SoC Alum Honored With Prestigious Award

June 27th, 2016

Uri Weiser (PhD '81), a University of Utah computer science graduate and emeritus professor in the electrical engineering department at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology was presented with the prestigious 2016 Eckert-Maulchy Award.  Read more...

RoboUtes Placed Third in National Competition

RoboUtes Placed Third in National Competition

May 31st, 2016

The University of Utah RoboUtes robotics team placed third in the NASA-sponsored RASC-AL Robo-Ops robotic competition in Houston, Texas.  Read more...

Erik Brunvand’s class featured on KSL

Erik Brunvand's class featured on KSL

May 26th, 2016

A class taught by School of Computing professor Erik Brunvand was featured on the KSL news, the news story highlights a new class titled Making Noise: Sound Art and Digital Media. The course, developed by Brunvand is part of his University Professorship that he was awarded in 2014.  Read more...

SoC faculty and students honored during graduation reception

SoC faculty and students honored during graduation reception

May 24th, 2016

Following this year’s convocation ceremonies the School of Computing hosted a graduation reception honoring its 2016 graduates. Students and families were invited to attend the lunch giving them an opportunity to mingle and congratulate one another.  Read more...

School of Computing Graduation 2016
John LaLonde awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award

John LaLonde awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award

May 10th, 2016

University of Utah School of Computing alum, John LaLonde, was awarded the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Service Award at the College’s convocation May 6.  Read more...

Daniel Khoury awarded the College of Engineering Graduating Student Leadership Award

Daniel Khoury awarded the College of Engineering Graduating Student Leadership Award

May 10th, 2016

Daniel Khoury an undergraduate student in the University of Utah’s School of Computing, was awarded the College of Engineering Graduating Student Leadership Award at the College of Engineering Convocation May 6 in the Jon M. Huntsman Center.  Read more...

Senior Capstone Demo Day

Senior Capstone Demo Day

May 5th, 2016

The University of Utah's School of Computing showcased 17 Senior Capstone Projects, ranging in topic from Clean Air Monitors, to Physics Trainers, to Dog Walker Aids, to Child Development Trackers  Read more...

Valerio Pascucci to receive Distinguished Mentor Award

Valerio Pascucci to receive Distinguished Mentor Award

May 4th, 2016

Valerio Pascucci, Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah will receive the Graduate School's Distinguished Mentor Award.  Read more...

Matt Might and Mike Kirby among coauthors of ISC 2016 award winning paper

Matt Might and Mike Kirby among coauthors of ISC 2016 award winning paper

April 7th, 2016

Congratulations to students, Jim King and Tom Gilray, along with Robert M. Kirby and Matt Might for best paper award  Read more...

Celebrate U Event Congratulates SoC Faculty

Celebrate U Event Congratulates SoC Faculty

April 5th, 2016

Congratulations to Robert M. Kirby, Martin Berzins, Valerio Pascucci, Rob Ricci and Eric Eide who were recently honored at this years Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event.  Read more...

Ali Shafiee Receives University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship

Ali Shafiee Receives University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship

April 4th, 2016

Congratulations to Ali Shafiee on receiving a University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship. Shafiee is a PhD student in Utah Arch group working with Rajeev Balasubramonian.  Read more...

Danielle Pruss Receives an NSF Graduate Fellowship

Danielle Pruss Receives an NSF Graduate Fellowship

April 1st, 2016

Congratulations to Danielle (Dasha) Pruss on receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Pruss is an undergrad student researcher working with Professor Miriah Meyer.  Read more...

Computer Pioneer Robert Royce Johnson Dies

Computer Pioneer Robert Royce Johnson Dies

March 31st, 2016

Robert Royce Johnson, former chairman of the University of Utah computer science department, passed away Friday, March 25, in Salt Lake County due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 87.  Read more...

ARCS Foundation

ARCS Foundation

March 29th, 2016

Utah Chapter presents Matthew Might, PhD, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Adviser to President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative will present, "An Algorithm for Precision Medicine: What do you do when you're the first and only?”  Read more...

Matt Might receives White House Appointment

Matt Might receives White House Appointment

March 29th, 2016

Professor Matt Might has joined the Executive Office of the President at the White House to serve as an Advisor for the Precision Medicine Initiative. In this role, Matt will deploy his broad expertise in computer science and genomic medicine toward a successful launch and scaling of the President's Precision Medicine Initiative.  Read more...

USS web team: Creating functional, feature-rich websites

USS web team: Creating functional, feature-rich websites

March 28th, 2016

USS started transitioning to OmniUpdate’s (OU) OU Campus content management system in 2011, a move that enabled the strategic retirement of older systems like Vignette and HumIS.  Read more...

School of Computing Undergraduate Gaming Emphasis Ranked No. 1

School of Computing Undergraduate Gaming Emphasis Ranked No. 1

March 16th, 2016

The University of Utah’s School of Computing undergraduate computer science degree with an emphasis in video game design ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to the new 2016 rankings by Princeton Review.  Read more...

Utah Robotics Center Launches

Utah Robotics Center Launches

February 11th, 2016

The university’s School of Computing and Department of Mechanical Engineering, both part of the College of Engineering, have announced the creation of the University of Utah Robotics Center (UURC).  Read more...

Dean Brown Receives Prestigious Honors

Dean Brown Receives Prestigious Honors

January 4th, 2016

Richard B. Brown, the University’s 11th dean of the College of Engineering, received two prestigious honors on the same day. The medals will be awarded at an event January 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.  Read more...

Computer Engineering Demo Day Shows Senior Projects

Computer Engineering Demo Day Shows Senior Projects

December 18th, 2015

University of Utah computer engineering students demonstrated their final projects on Dec. 11 to cap off the CS 4710 Senior Project course.  Read more...

SoC Professor Elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

SoC Professor Elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

December 16th, 2015

The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the most accomplished and distinguished medical and biological engineers responsible for innovation and discovery.  Read more...

SOC Junior Wins Harvard Hackathon Award

SOC Junior Wins Harvard Hackathon Award

November 30th, 2015

Calvin Chhour, a junior in the University of Utah’s School of Computing, took first place in the first annual Harvard Hackathon. Chhour along with three other team members won the International Development award for their project, Stegosaurus.  Read more...

U Students Win Programming Contest

U Students Win Programming Contest

November 17th, 2015

Three freshmen in the University of Utah’s School of Computing took first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional ACM Programming Contest Saturday, Nov. 14, at Utah State University in Logan.  Read more...

Studying Policy Behind Augmented Reality

Studying Policy Behind Augmented Reality

November 5th, 2015

University of Utah assistant professor Tamera Denning has co-authored a white paper looking at policy issues that can help drive the development of augmented reality, the technology of laying computer graphics over real-world views.  Read more...

DIGITAL DEFENSE:  Fighting Back Against Cyber-crime

DIGITAL DEFENSE: Fighting Back Against Cyber-crime

October 13th, 2015

For the general public, the term “hacker” often conjures Hollywood-style images of socially awkward misanthropes bathed in the soft blue light of their tricked-out laptops.  Read more...

Visualizing Hurricanes

Visualizing Hurricanes

October 9th, 2015

On September 27th, Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm developed over the Atlantic Ocean pounding the Bahamas. There were a number of predications as to which way the storm would travel,  Read more...

Do you want Windows 10 peeking into your private information?

Do you want Windows 10 peeking into your private information?

September 1st, 2015

Tamara Denning was recently interviewed by KSL.  Read more...

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...

Professor Joe Zachary Named Outstanding Teacher

Professor Joe Zachary Named Outstanding Teacher

August 25th, 2015

Joe has tackled and mastered complex topics in computer science and conveyed them in classrooms with passion, dedication and an innate ability to reach out to students in an effective way.  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...

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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...