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Dr. Ye Zhao, associate professor of Computer Science  have been selected as one of the top 25 STEM professors in Ohio by

Under Prof. Zhao's research supervision students are engaged in research in advanced computer vizualization projects which help scientists to understand various complex phenomena.

Computing professionals not only have good earnings, but they tend to stay in the field more than most other majors.  A grad degree typically adds a 31% boost in earnings so students may want to consider a Masters degree.

For more information, see this recent article from NPR:

Phase 2 of the CS Principles project, which is about to begin, will be a three-year effort leading to a new AP CS Principles course that will focus both on the creative and practical aspects of computing. This new course will complement the current AP CS A course, which focuses on programming.

Computer Science alumni Andrew Sutton got a nice plug in the preface to the new version of Stroustrup's C++ language reference book (4th edition). The new edition covers C++ 11.

Andrew Sutton is the author of the Origin library, which was the testbed for much of the discussion of emulating concepts in the template chapters, and of the matrix library that is the topic of Chapter 29. The Origin library is open source and can be found by searching the Web for “Origin” and “Andrew Sutton.”

Colleges want tech programs computing with more students

4:30 am, April 8, 2013

Piquing a teenager's or 20-something's interest in the latest gizmo isn't a hard sell, though getting them engrossed in the technology that drives those widgets — and, more specifically, a career in it — is a whole other story.

Mining Complex Graphs and Networks

Dr. Mohammed J. Zaki, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
April 17th @ 3:45 p.m. 228 MSB

Mining Genomic Data for Cancer Biomarker Prediction

Dr. Yang Xiang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

March 22nd @ 3:45 p.m. 228 MSB

Kent Hack Enough

Kent State University's web and mobile development club, HacKSU, hosted the "Kent Hack Enough" Hackathon on the weekend of March 9th.

The event hosted over 60 students from 6 different universities and included sponsorship from Google, Hyland Software, Kent Displays, Progressive, JumpStart, LaunchHouse and ICC.

Bayesian Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

Dr. Soumya Ray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio


College students preparing to enter the workplace have to be concerned with much more than just résumés, cover letters and their wardrobes.

Photo of Kent State students who created SimpleWash appMost students today have some type of online presence, and prospective employers often scan these digital footprints to see if there are any signs of less-than-professional behavior.