Chen Awarded Best Paper at IEEE

October 22, 2014 — CSS Assistant Professor Min Chen, was awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for the paper "Utilizing Concept Correlations for Effective Imbalanced Data Classification."  She coauthored the paper with collaborators at the University of Miami and presented it at the conference in August. 

CSS Student Wins First Place at Women's Hackathon

October 22, 2014 — CSS graduate student Subha Vasudevan, won first place at the 3rd International Women’s Hackathon at the University of Washington on October 11th.  The event was sponsored by Microsoft Research and was held on university campuses all over the world.  The task this year was to create a mobile or desktop application that could address issues such as climate control or disaster relief. 

Subha created a Windows phone/desktop application called Know Your Zip.  The app was constructed to give detailed information about water resources, the sewage system, waste management, and the recycling facility of a city when the zip code is entered.  The project was chosen by a panel of UW professors and employees of Microsoft Research and will be featured on the Microsoft website.

Lagesse Earns National Science Foundation Grant

August 2014 — CSS Assistant Professor Brent Lagesse has earned a $300,000 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace grant from the National Science Foundation to support his cybersecurity research and student outreach. His project will develop a cybersecurity program designed to attract and educate Native students while also furthering the state of the art in cloud computing research. In order to increase attendance and retention, this proposed work will focus on established indicators shown to correlate to success in Native students in higher education.

The University of Washington Bothell will design two courses to be taught at the Toppenish school district leveraging cloud computing capabilities to extend a high-power virtual lab to the school district.  These courses will focus on scenarios devised in virtual environments to provide hands-on education of practical aspects of cybersecurity.  The technical side of this project will establish a virtual lab that utilizes current hardware capabilities of the University of Washington Bothell and enhances them with novel research in cloud computing to automatically generate virtual networks and systems based on assignment goals. 

It is the goal of this project to provide a community-building and educational experience that will engage a diverse set of students and teachers in such a way as to enhance the opportunity for success for students while simultaneously enhancing the state of the art in cloud computing systems.

WiSE Conference 2014

March 1, 2014 -- Registration is now open for the annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) conference at the University of Washington.

Building a Culture of WiSE Leaders

Saturday, March 1st    
8:30am- 5:00pm
Register today at: http://www.engr.uw.edu/wiseconf

CSS Students Published in Flagship IEEE Computer

October 17, 2013 -- CSS students Jebediah Pavleas and Jack Chang, along with UW Education PhD student Keri Johnson, published "Kinecting to Mathematics through Embodied Interactions" in the October issue of IEEE Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society.

UW Team Competes in Computer Security Awareness

September 21, 2013 -- A tri-campus team of UW undergraduates competed in an international "capture the flag" competition, run by the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering for Computer Security Awareness Week. Our team, made up of a number of students from the Tacoma, Seattle, and Bothell campuses, came in 21st place out of 349 undergraduate teams.

CSS 590 Class Project Paper Accepted to Top GIS Conference

August 29, 2013 -- A graduate student team from the spring 2013 CSS 590 "Special Topics in Computing: Analysis of Data in Geographic Information Systems" will be presenting their project, "Safe Step: A Real-time GPS Tracking and Analysis System for Criminal Activities using Ankle Bracelets", as a demo paper at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference (http://sigspatial2013.sigspatial.org/), the top GIS conference. The students -- Mohammed Daubal, Olajumoke Fajinmi, Lars Jangaard, Niko Simonson, and Brett Yasutake -- are enrolled in the Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering degree program. You can see a video of their system demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ypiPIT4Wk.

CSS Alumni Craig Nishina Secures Donation of 15 HTC First Mobile Devices

July 23, 2013 -- We would like to thank CSS Alumni Craig Nishina for his pivotal role in securing a donation of 15 HTC First mobile devices to the CSS program. These new devices, each valued at retail around $450, will continue to support our Mobile Computing curriculum, student research outside of the classroom, and independent projects. This generous donation will allow our students to explore concepts and technologies based on HTC hardware, and experience mobile development using the Android operating system.