Department of Computer Science

Shown is the augmented view of the Victory Bell on the Kent State University campus as it would have looked on May 1, 1970. Coinciding with the 50th commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University faculty members have received a grant for $175,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch an on-site augmented reality experience of May 4. The team includes Richard Ferdig, Ph.D., the primary investigator, along with Robert Clements,...

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Kent State University President Todd Diacon and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner smile at a press conference announcing the new Choose Ohio First award recipients. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced Thursday, Dec. 12, that Kent State University has been awarded a $2 million Choose Ohio First grant to support computer science and related fields and to strengthen Ohio’s workforce. Among the 35 Ohio colleges and universities selected as the new...

Photo of Deric Kenne and Ruoming Jin Kent State University’s College of Public Health is teaming up with the Department of Computer Science to develop and implement drug prevention infrastructure in Portage, Geauga and Lake counties. Deric Kenne, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, and his team have received a...

Karl Kosko, Ph.D., and his colleagues use virtual reality goggles and 360 videos to help train future teachers. A trio of Kent State University researchers has landed a large federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to apply a novel video technology to train future teachers. The agency recently awarded a three-year, $1.48 million grant to Karl Kosko, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education; Richard Ferdig, PhD., professor of...

Students (left to right) Meredith Paskert, Hyunjae Jeong. Alfred Shaker, Xiangxu Lin test the VR equipment An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University professors has come together to explore the different ways virtual reality (VR) technology can help those with developmental and cognitive impairments. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people with disabilities are among the most sedentary population in the U.S., and people with...

Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University, has received a three-year, $290,610 grant from the National Science Foundation. Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, has received a three-year, $290,610 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help support basic research on how programmers write and develop large-scale software systems. His project “An...

Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University, has received a three-year, $290,610 grant from the National Science Foundation. “Number Line Touch: Multiplication,” partially funded by a corporate contribution from AT&T, is now available on iTunes Educators, researchers and computer scientists from Kent State University have partnered to develop a math learning app that is now live and freely available on iTunes. The app, called Number Line Touch: Multiplication,...

Ye Zhao, associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, works with students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building. Scholar of the Month Ye Zhao Associate Professor of Computer Science College of Arts and Sciences 2006-present Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware,...

Ye Zhao, associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, works with students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building. Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack  Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop...

Ye Zhao, associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, works with students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building. MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY JAN. 30 – FEB. 1 Fashion-Technology Overlap Subject of Symposium and “Hackathon” at Kent State Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechStyleLAB TechStyleLAB Symposium Academic conference on digital textile design and productionFriday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)...