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AU ACM Hosts Ongoing Distinguished Speaker Series

AU's Association for Computational Machinery chapter will bring distinguished guest lecturers from a variety of fields in computer science. Below are the speakers that are scheduled. Contact Nathaniel Waggoner for more details.

October 20th 2011 - Michael Jenkins, a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and a member of the Centre for Vision Research at York University, Canada as well as a Distinguished Speaker for the Association of Computing Machinery will lecture on Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

November 3rd 2011 - Alan Paller, director of research for the SANS institute, a graduate degree granting institution and the principal cyber security training school.will lecture on :The four forces reshaping the future of cybersecurity and of cybersecurity careers


Computer Science Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On April 22, nine students were inducted in the 13th induction ceremony for the American University's chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduates and graduate students in Computing Science. Its members are not only chosen for their scholastic achievement, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals by meeting the standards of the society.


From Amex to Xerox, Computer Programmer '95
Leads World in Developing Plug-Ins

As a teen in Moscow, Peter Persits, CAS/MS '95, programmed microcalculators. Today, he has built a software company that creates plug-ins for the Web in the Windows environment and serves more than 80,000 clients from American Express to Xerox. 


Computer Science Professor Receives Grant

Computer science professor Michael Black received a grant for a project that involves creating an educational simulator.

Computer Programming Team Scores

AU's computer programming team places in the International Collegiate Programming Contest.


Better Education for Rural Romania

Computer science and SETH alum David Banville helps Romanian rural teachers leverage technology.


Young Alum Wins Two Webby Awards

Computer science alum Alex Albrecht '98 wins two Webby Awards for his cult online hit, "The Totally Rad Show." 


Computer Science Professor Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship

Computer science professor Michael Black was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research and teach in India.


Upsilon Pi Epsilon Award

Computer science graduate student Priyanka Komala has won a scholarship award from Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for the computing sciences. Given annually, the competitive scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic record, participation in extra curricular activities related to their UPE chapters, and contributions to the computing and information sciences.

Programmed for Success

AU programming team places highly in competition.

2010 Student Award Winners

Awards for Excellent Presentation of Computer Science Papers in the 2010 Mathias Student Research Conference
Michael Levin, Steve Tran, William Petersen, Josh Reese

Awards for Excellent Presentation of Computer Science Projects in the 2010 Mathias Student Research Conference
Bohdan Banducci, John Butchko, Matthew Makowski, Charlie Wilcox

Awards for Outstanding Computer Science Honors Capstone Project
Robert Green

Awards for Excellent Performance in the Computer Programming Competition
Michael Levin, David Plassmann, Priyadarshini Komala, Reid Cumbest, Patrick Trebisacci, Batbaatar Burentogtokh, Josh Reese, Michael Repas, Tai Vu

Awards for Outstanding Service to Computer Science
Priyadarshini Komala, Josh Reese, Gaurav Gulhati