CS awarded a significant amount of technology fee to upgrade its instructional technology infrastructure

The Computer Science Department has been awarded over $85K Technology Fee to upgrade its instructional technology infrastructure in four projects: (1) to upgrade Grads Lab computers, (2) to build CS private cloud services, (3) to upgrade the data center server switch, (4) to upgrade audio–visual technology in classrooms. The Systems Group manager, Yu Wang, and Systems Group member, Bobby Roy, developed the proposals for the four projects. The proposals were selected by the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee, and approved by the IT Governance Council.

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Faculty promotion

Congratulations to Prof. Zhenghao Zhang for being promoted to the rank of full professor and to Prof. Sonia Haiduc and Prof. Jie Yang for being promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, all effective in Fall 2019.

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Dr. Haiduc awarded $495K NSF CAREER Award

FSU’s Computer Science faculty member Sonia Haiduc was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The award totals $494,989 over a duration of 5 years and will allow Dr. Haiduc to study and improve the use and production of programming video tutorials. The outcomes of this project have the potential to transform the way programmers and computer science students acquire knowledge from video tutorials, allowing them to easily access quality information that is easy to extract and use in their own contexts.

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Gokila Dorai named a Finalist at 2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition

The 2018 Three Minute Thesis competition at Florida State University was held in the Durell Peadean Auditorium in the College of Medicine on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Three Minute Thesis competition, which began at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008, charges graduate students to explain their thesis work in a compelling three-minute speech. The goal is for participants to effectively explain their research in plain language in 3-minutes. This year there were 33 participants. A team of judges selected 14 finalists. This year Gokila Dorai from the Department of Computer Science was chosen as one of the finalists and she presented her talk on the topic “Digital Forensic Analysis of Mobile Applications using... read more

Melina Myers Recognized for Inspiring, Motivating Students

Ten Florida State University faculty members were honored by the Transformation Through Teaching program for their actions to foster meaning and purpose among their students. Included was our own Melina Myers, teaching faculty in our CS department. Melina was nominated by junior computer criminology major Jessica Mitchell for encouraging students to find their passion and offering valuable advice. “When I took Melina Myers’ class, her teaching and guidance at office hours and her taking time to get to know me helped me find the love I have for my major and sparked a light in me. I know she is there with advice whether life or computer science related. She has helped me build my confidence in my own skills, and I know that I was taught by one of the best FSU has to offer.” — Jessica Mitchell Outside Link:... read more