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Dr. Licato Receives $360,000 Grant From Air Force Office of Scientific Research

March 1, 2016

Dr. John Licato, assistant professor of computer science, is a recipient of a 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for research in artificial intelligence and robotics.

His proposal, Active Formalization Through Analogico-Deductive Reasoning, was funded for $360,000 over a three-year period.

This grant not only raises the level of our engineering program, it also provides a great opportunity for the students to become involved in cutting-edge research with outstanding faculty, said Beomjin Kim, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. Read more here.

Dr. Coronado

Adolfo Coronado Receives Technical Assistance Grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

February 25, 2016

Adolfo Coronado, assistant professor of information systems, received a technical assistance agreement grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

This project will help McCoy Bolt in improving their relationship with customers by redesigning the current business processes of extracting, transforming and loading data from their electronic data interchange (EDI) for decision making.

Because the agreement has an experiential learning component, a student will be allowed to assist on the project as well.

Research by Computer Science Capstone Team Accepted for Conference Presentation

February 18, 2016

A research paper written by Anthony Garcia (senior, computer science) and Eric Migono (senior, computer science) for their senior capstone project was accepted for presentation at the Esri User Conference to be held on June 27 to July 1, 2016 in San Diego, CA.The team is advised by Adolfo S. Coronado, assistant professor of information systems.

The students research aims to develop a web application using geographical information systems to find optimal solar panel placement on any property located in the geographical area of interest.

Ten faculty members awarded summer research grants

February 10, 2016

Ten faculty members were awarded summer research grants through the Office of Sponsored Programs. The grants are for tenured and tenure-track faculty through two programs: Summer Faculty Grants and Senior Summer Faculty Grants.

Two of this years grants went to CS faculty members:

  • Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science: Information Dissemination in Online Social Networks
  • John Licato, assistant professor of computer science: Advancing Developmental AI with Late Piagetian Theory

Audio Reading Service

Computer Science Capstone Team Project Receives IEEE Grant

January 21, 2016

A Computer Science capstone project team of Daniel Brewer (senior, computer science), Simon Sharudin (senior, computer science), Aaron Lilley (senior, computer science), was awarded an IEEE Standards Education Grant to their capstone project for the Allen County Public Library to better serve users with disabilities. The team was advised by Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science.

The project involves creating a web application for the Department of Audio Reading Service at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). ACPL will use the application to collect information about users who have a visual or reading impairment, including individuals who are unable to read conventional printed material because of blindness, low-vision, a literacy issue, or a physical impairment that makes it difficult to hold a book or turn pages such as stroke, Parkinsons or arthritis.

The project will provide an easy access interface for users to provide demographic information and other notes such as service type and customer satisfaction. Behind the scenes, the application will allow ACPL to retrieve, store, and analyze user profiles and other survey data through Web browsers and mobile devices.

Parkview Health

Beomjin Kim receives grant from Parkview Health System (PHS) Foundation

July 7, 2015

Beomjin Kim, professor of computer science and director of the Information Analytics and Visualization Center (IAVC), received a $20,085 grant from the Parkview Health System (PHS) Foundation. Participating investigators are Mark Pierce, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer at PHS, Dr. Tammy Toscos, Research Scientist at Parkview Research Center, and Benjamin Aeschliman, Application developer at IAVC.

The project team will develop a reporting system that integrates various forms of data scattered around different inpatient practice lines, systematically analyze procedures, and evaluate the exercised practices to enhance the quality of care delivered to patients.

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Air Force SFFP

Dr. Yoo selected as a Faculty Fellow for Air Force SFFP

March 24, 2014

Dr. Yoo has just been selected a second time as a Faculty Fellow for the 2014 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AF SFFP). Recently two papers have been accepted for publication in international conferences. A work of Dr. Jin Soung Yoo's research with the US Air Force in Summer 2013 has been accepted in 2014 IEEE International Big Data Conference. Our Master of Applied Computer Science student, Mr. David Kimmey also helped for the research manuscript. Another research work with Miss Hima Vasudevan (a MS student who graduated with a Research Thesis) has been accepted in 2014 International Conference on Pervasive Patterns and Application.

The IEEE BigData 2014 Paper Title: MapReduced-based Spatial Co-location Mining(#7317) at Anchorage, Alaska
Dr. Jin Soung Yoo (Indiana University-Purdue University US)
Douglas Boulware (Air Force Research Laboratory)
David Kimmey (Indiana University-Purdue University)

ACM Winners

IPFW ACM Team Wins 5th Place at Regional Competition

November 3, 2013

Congratulations to IPFWs competitive programming teams, who recently participated in the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest! Our top team did very well, placing in the top 10% of teams from non-Ph.D. institutions. They also beat over half of the teams from Ph.D.-granting institutions! This performance earned them the 5th place overall at our site (one of four sites in the region), putting us "on the podium" in the company of Notre Dame, Hope College, and two teams from the University of Michigan.

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ETCS Excellence Awards Luncheon

April 25, 2013

The College of ETCS hosted their annual Scholarships for Excellence Awards Luncheon on April 25, 2013. Chancellor Carwein welcomed all the sponsors and student recipients. This year 47 students received scholarships totaling $140,354. Students from the Computer Science department and their sponsors are listed below.

(AFCEA) Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association IN Chapter
Christopher Bellis
Fabio Fiori
Rosemarie McClamrock

B F Goodrich/Michelin
Sudipta Sharif

Northrop Grumman
James Elliott
Nathan Spielman

PHD Inc.
Kenneth German

Fred Zollner Foundation
Michael Groleau
John Pham
Brian Stroh


Computer Science Student Awarded 2012 Summer Research Grant

April 18, 2012

Todd Welch, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, has been awarded a Summer Research Grant. This grant will be used to fund a research project to develop a mobile application specifically designed for IPFW. The mobile application will provide a variety of services for IPFW students, staff, and visitors. The application will consist of several mini applications; each providing a specific service. The services offered include providing assistance navigating campus, providing campus information, providing a useful calendar that syncs with a user's Blackboard account, and an application to keep a user's phone from ringing while in class. Todd will be presenting his results at the 2013 IPFW Student Research & Creative Endeavor Symposium.


Congratulations, Scholarship Recipients!

April 13, 2012

Congratulations to the following Computer Science students who were awarded Scholarships for Excellence for the 2012-2013 academic year through the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (sponsors listed in parenthesis):

  • James Elliott (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  • Shane Freeman (Fred Zollner Foundation)
  • Christopher Happel (AFCEA)
  • Joshua Hatfield (AFCEA)
  • Andrew Loshe (Fred Zollner Foundation)
  • Rosemarie McClamrock (Raytheon Company)
  • Justin Miller (Fred Zollner Foundation)
  • Brian Smith (Raytheon Company)
  • Nathan Spielman (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  • Todd Welch (Northrop Grumman Corporation)

Nathan Spielman

Computer Science Student Earns Scholarship

February 15, 2012

Congratulations to Nathan Spielman, a computer science major, who recently received the Cyber Studies Scholarship from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)!

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IAV Center Proud to Host Lecture by Dr. David Chen

December 12, 2011

IPFW's Information Analytics and Visualization Center was pleased to host Dr. David Chen, who presented a lecture on "Patient-Specific Simulation through Medical Imaging Technology" Monday morning. Dr. Chen discussed technologies for creating patient-specific surgical simulations using computer graphics with haptic technology. This allows surgeons to experience a virtual, touch-responsive simulation with force-feedback. A video of the presentation can be viewed to the left (The video may require a minute to load).


Computer Science Faculty Receive Research Grant

July 12, 2011

Professors Robert Sedlmeyer, Beomjim Kim, and Britton Wolfe have received a $30,000 research grant from Raytheon via the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (SSERC) of the National Science Foundation. The goals of the project are to (1) develop a software platform for analyzing different information visualization options in a command and control (C2) application, and (2) use it to evaluate which of several options are most effective at helping users complete their tasks.

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Computer Science Department Welcomes Another Chapman Scholar

May 2, 2011

Congratulations to Maxwell Fowler, who was selected as one of four Chapman Scholars for 2011-2012!  Maxwell is a senior at Penn High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society, the Debate Team, and is the advertising director of the Penn High School yearbook. He is also the volunteer coordinator for Pack-A-Backpack and Harvest for the Hungry. We look forward to welcoming Maxwell to IPFW in the fall, when he plans to begin his studies in computer science.

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Computer Science Students Awarded a Summer Research Grant

April 28, 2011

Congratulations to computer science students Andrew Habegger and Wesley King, recipients of an IPFW grant for Undergraduate Summer Research! They will be working with Professor Beomjin Kim to create a user friendly environment for loading stereoscopic 3D models across the internet. That environment will allow manufacturers, emergency responders, and military personnel (among others) to visualize and interact with 3D objects in virtual space.


Congratulations, Scholarship Recipients!

April 21, 2011

Congratulations to the following Computer Science students who were awarded Scholarships for Excellence for the 2011-2012 academic year through the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (sponsors listed in parenthesis):

  • Joshua Hatfield (AFCEA)
  • David Kimmey (AFCEA)
  • James Elliott (Northrop Grumman Company)
  • Todd Welch (Northrop Grumman Company)
  • Jesse Cowles (Raytheon Company)
  • Josiah Geradot (Raytheon Company)
  • Eamonn Barry (Fred Zollner Foundation)
  • Dane Courney (Fred Zollner Foundation)
  • Wesley King (Fred Zollner Foundation)

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Professor Sedlmeyer Receives Certificate of Merit from Raytheon

March 23, 2011

Bob Sedlmeyer, Associate Professor of Computer Science, recently received a Certificate of Merit for his participation in the 2010 Raytheon Innovation Challenge. Sedlmeyer worked with two other Raytheon employees to propose an innovative approach to developing autonomous systems. The proposal was the only one from Fort Wayne to be invited for presentation at the upcoming Innovation Challenge Workshop. Professor Sedlmeyer has previously collaborated with Raytheon on research and development projects in semantic computing, policy-based reasoning systems, and service-oriented architectures.

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Computer Science Alumnus Helps People Share Their Creations on the Web

March 10, 2011

Nathan Yergler was appointed the Chief Technology Officer of Creative Commons after graduating from the IPFW computer science program in 2006. Creative Commons licenses are used on Wikipedia (among other places) to help contributors protect their copyright privileges while still sharing their creations with other people. In fact, the picture on the left was taken by Joi and reproduced under a Creative Commons license! You can read more about Nathan here, including his advice for current students.

Photo of Kevin Villela and Professor Sedlmeyer

Chapman Scholar Joins Computer Science Department

March 3, 2011

Kevin Villela, a computer science and mathematics double-major at IPFW, was selected as one of four Chapman Scholars for 2010-2011.  Kevin will be working on a research project with computer science faculty, studying different ways people can use the motion-sensing technology of the XBox Kinect. You can read more about Kevin here.

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Computer Science Alumnus Founds Social Media Applications Company

March 1, 2011

One of our alumni, Ahmed Hashim, recently co-founded Cygnis Media, a social media and mobile applications development company. You can read a letter he wrote that describes how his computer science classes at IPFW helped to prepare him for his current career.

Example of 3D Visualization

Information Analytics and Visualization Center Grand Opening

February 21, 2011

The grand opening for the Information Analytics and Visualization (IAV) Center will be held in the ETCS building starting at 1:30pm on Wednesday, February 23. The IAV Center is a new computer science research center established by the Talent Initiative of Northeast Indiana.

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IBM Jeopardy Challenge

February 15, 2011

Professor Britton Wolfe was featured in a news story about IBM's Jeopardy challenge. He discussed the potential applications of the technology developed by IBM, such as a computer that can extract information from natural language.

20-node cluster computer

IPFW to Establish New Research and Development Center

June 1, 2010 Report

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne has received a $500,000 grant from The Talent Initiative to create a new research and development center. The Information Analytics and Visualization Center will become part of the Department of Computer Science. The lab will be made up of high-speed computers to perform complex calculations needed to create high-quality 3D images. View the rest of the report here.