November 3, 2013
Congratulations to IPFW’s 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.
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
B F Goodrich/Michelin
Fred Zollner Foundation
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.
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):
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)!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 1, 2010
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.