A Message From the Department Chair
There is excitement in the air as we kick off a new school year. We have had some changes in the department this year: we are pleased to welcome a new faculty member, Hasan Jamil, whose position is jointly funded with the Idaho National Laboratory. Karen Zucco-Gatlin, who was the face of the department for five years, has retired. Darby Baldwin has joined us to take over that role, as well as some new ones, such as newsletter editor.
The world is becoming increasingly aware of just how important computing has become in all of our lives. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 75% of new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs created between 2010 and 2020 will be in computing and related areas. Correspondingly, enrollment in our introductory Computer Science courses is growing rapidly.
The expansion of computing challenges us to keep up with technology trends and work them into the curriculum. Object oriented programming and multicore processing are now mainstream. Isolated, standalone applications are becoming rare as more systems are connected through networking, which greatly enhances the utility of computing systems, but also highlights the importance of information security. And the emergence of Big Data as a science and business paradigm adds yet another dimension to the computing landscape.
With so much going on, this is a great time to be in computing. Through this newsletter we will do our best to keep you up to date on what is happening in the department. We welcome your comments. You can post them on our Facebook page or send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
New Faces in CS
The Computer Science Department welcomes new members to its faculty and staff. Find out what Hasan Jamil and Darby Baldwin bring to the University of Idaho.
Awards and Recognition
Milos Manic, Associate Professor of Computer Science in Idaho Falls, was recently honored with a career award.
Read more about our department award winners »
Recent Idaho Falls Ph.D. graduate Ondrej Linda has earned remarkable attention for his outstanding student publications.
Learn more about his achievements »
One U-Idaho Computer Science professor has teamed up with the Idaho National Laboratory to optimize fuel efficiency.
Read more about this project »
The U-Idaho Association for Computing Machinery offers the Moscow campus and surrounding community a unique show through the Tower Lights project.
Find out about this exciting endeavor »
U-Idaho Computer Science researchers have designed inexpensive and powerful robots, hoping to use the model to stimulate research in team robotics across a broad spectrum of schools and universities.
Read more »
The Computer Science Department would like to send its sincere thanks to the friends and alumni that continue to support our programming, scholarships, student organizations, and research.
Your monetary contributions assist us in providing a quality educational experience at the University of Idaho, and we take great pride in our continued ability to shape well-prepared, successful leaders for the Computer Science industry.
Thank you for being a part of our CS family!
If you are interested in making a monetary gift to the Computer Science Department, please visit www.uidaho.edu/inspire
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