Brent Seales, professor in the Department of Computer Science, was interviewed by William Shatner for The UnXplained, a one-hour, non-fiction series that explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries.
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The Digital Restoration Initiative, led by computer science professor and chair Brent Seales, is inviting motivated undergraduate students in computer science and other departments to apply for its interdisciplinary “virtual unwrapping” research team.
Simone Silvestri, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER). The award is given in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Hana Khamfroush, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her project, titled “CRII: CSR: Federated Resource Management in Mobile Edge Computing,” will be funded in the amount of $174,957.
Judy Goldsmith, professor in the Department of Computer Science, gave a talk titled, "Assessing Ethical Thinking about Artificial Intelligence," at AAAI '20, the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. The paper was co-authored with Emanuelle Burton at the University of Illinois at Chicago and David Dueber, Beth Goldstein, Shannon Sampson and Michael Toland from UK.
A team of three University of Kentucky computer science students will compete in the North America Championship 2020 (NAC 2020) of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). The UKy-blue competitive programming team was one of the Mid-Central Regional winners at a competition held November 2, 2019. Only six schools advanced from the region. UKy-blue team members are: Peter Bifone, Jr., Brandon Bultman and Tanner Willis. Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of undergraduate studies for the department, is the team’s coach.
Tingting Yu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, researches the broad field of software engineering. The goal of her research is to engineer techniques that help developers create more dependable, secure and user-friendly software systems.
Sen-Ching “Samson” Cheung, Blazie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky, is co-investigator on a $3.5 million NIH grant over five years to develop novel video-based approaches for detection of autism risk in the first year of life. The project is led by Professor Sally Ozonoff from the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Cheung was also recently elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow.
Stephen Ware, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $493,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research in the area of computational storytelling. The grant will explore how intelligent interactive narratives can be used to provide effective, realistic training for police officers.
Through undergraduate research, recent computer science graduate Eura Shin connected machine learning and artificial intelligence to high-impact problems in society. https://www.engr.uky.edu/spotlights/alumni/eura-shin Last month, she received Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2020.
Brent Seales, professor and chair in the Department of Computer Science, has been using light 10 billion times brighter than the sun to read carbonized Herculaneum Scrolls. https://www.engr.uky.edu/news/2019/10/brent-seales-using-light-brighter-... Seales is creating a comprehensive catalog of Herculaneum papyri, and recently virtually unwrapped a pair of 2,000-year-old Roman scrolls believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar, and that were buried and charred during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption. https://www.foxnews.com/science/mystery-scrolls-julius-caesars-read. ... You can also tune in to a live-streamed event, "Reading the Herculaneum Papyri," and hear from experts about the challenges of unraveling and reading hundreds of carbonized papyri scrolls. The program streams live from the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3K-ldNh8NU&feature=youtu.be