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2010-11 Archive

Computer science team advances to World Finals

A team of student computer scientists will represent William & Mary at an international competition in Poland this May after racking up a College-best showing at a preliminary event in November.

Eddy Zhang is the Recipient of a 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Eddy Zheng Zhang has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. While the department has been the home of two prior finalists (Anne Huang, B.S. '05, and Meghan Revelle, Ph.D. '10), Eddy is the first William & Mary student to be a recipient of this prestigious scholarship.

Computer Science Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Mark Nauta and Jennifer Thorne have been selected as Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2011 Initiates, the highest academic honor awarded to liberal arts students in the United States.

Isil and Thomas Dillig are to Join the Department of Computer Science

Isil and Tom Dillig are currently doctoral students in the Stanford Computer Science Department. They have accepted offers to join the Department of Computer Science at William & Mary as Assistant Professors, starting with the Spring 2012 semester.

A Varied Career that Grows and Changes

“There are a lot of different things you can do with this degree that never would have crossed my mind when I graduated,” says Kara Snyder Smith '05.

Alumnus Receives an NSF CAREER Award

Heng Yin (Ph.D., 2009) has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for "Binary and Virtualization Centric Malware Defense." Heng is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.

Zia-ur Rahman Killed in a Car Crash

Zia-ur (Zia) Rahman, a former member of the Department of Computer Science, was killed December 16 in a single-car accident when his car ran off an icy road and struck a guardrail on Interstate 81.

Grant Award for Professor Gang Zhou

Gang Zhou has been awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Humanities.

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Alumnus Publishes a Book

Rance Necaise (Ph.D. '98) is the author of the new book "Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python" (Wiley, 2010). Rance's new book gives programmers complete coverage of abstraction and basic data structures and algorithms in the Python language.

Computer Science Major Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

George Albert (Bert) Cortina has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa, founded at William & Mary in 1776, is the highest academic honor awarded to liberal arts students in the United States.

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Best Student Paper Award at ITC 22

A paper by Lei Lu with Andrew Caniff, Ningfang Mi, Lucy Cherkasova, and Evgenia Smirni won the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 22) that was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 7-9.

Best Paper Award at the Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation

A paper by Denys Poshyvanyk in collaboration with Béla Újházi, Rudolf Ferenc and Tibor Gyimóthy from the University of Szeged receives the Best Paper Award at the 10th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2010).

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Distinguished Paper Award at ICSM'10 Conference

A paper by Malcom Gethers and Denys Poshyvanyk won the Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2010).

Faculty Awarded NSF Grant on Software Maintenance

Prof. Poshyvanyk was awarded an NSF grant on Software Maintenance, which is a collaborative project with Huzefa Kagdi at Winston-Salem State University.

Faculty Receives 3-Year NSF Award

Prof. Denys Poshyvanyk was awarded an NSF grant to support a 3-year project on software traceability.

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Steven Gianvecchio Wins Distinguished Dissertation Award

The award is given to a single Ph.D. student at the College of William and Mary for their exemplary achievement in graduate student research as demonstrated by the content of their dissertation.

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Faculty Receives NSF Career Award

Prof. Xipeng Shen was awarded an NSF Career grant to support his research on "Input-Centric Program Behavior Analysis and Adaption."

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Alumna Receives NSF Career Award

Zhichun Zhu (Ph.D. 2003) recently was awarded an NSF Career grant for a "Scalable and Universal Architecture for Next-Generation Memory Systems".

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Best Paper Award at PPoPP Conference

A paper by Eddy Zhang, Yunlian Jiang, and Xipeng Shen, won the Best Paper Award at the 15th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'10).