Department News – Department of Computer Science https://ualr.edu/computerscience University of Arkansas at Little Rock Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:26:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Mainstream Technologies Sponsors Upgrade of Computer Forensics Lab https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2018/10/23/mainstream-technologies-sponsors-upgrade-of-computer-forensics-lab/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:31:43 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=1079 Mainstream Technologies, a Little Rock firm providing technology solutions for business challenges,  has made a generous donation to  the Department of Computer Science at…  

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Mainstream Technologies, a Little Rock firm providing technology solutions for business challenges,  has made a generous donation to  the Department of Computer Science at U A Little Rock to upgrade the Department’s computer forensics lab.  Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Computer Science Department Interim Chair and Director of the Emerging Analytics Center, expressed her gratitude for the donation establishing the Mainstream Computer Forensics Laboratory and she indicated this represents a renewed Department  focus on industry and business partnerships.

Highlights from the dedication of the new Mainstream Technologies Forensics Laboratory can be seen here.

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Dr Cruz Elected to the National Academy of Engineering https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2018/09/28/dr-cruz-elected-to-the-national-academy-of-engineering/ Fri, 28 Sep 2018 22:41:18 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=1067 Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Interim Chair of the Department, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This is her election citation. This description…  

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Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Interim Chair of the Department, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This is her election citation.

This description of the Academy is quoted from their website:

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

To add perspective on the significance of this honor, there are but 6 living members of the Academy of Engineering from Arkansas. The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Cruz and is proud to have a Chair with this high honor.

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CPSC Major Discusses Career on KUAR https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2018/09/28/cpsc-major-discusses-career-on-kuar/ Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:54:05 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=1061 Christian Casey provided a segment on the series Pathways on KUAR FM 89.1. He discusses his perspective on career opportunities for computer science majors…  

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Christian Casey provided a segment on the series Pathways on KUAR FM 89.1. He discusses his perspective on career opportunities for computer science majors and why he chose U A Little Rock.  It’s a short spot. Give a listen.

Christian has an impressive background:

Christian is a life-long Arkansan.  His career goals were initially focused when he took high school chemistry at which he excelled and thoroughly enjoyed.  Christian enrolled at U A Little Rock with the intention of majoring in chemistry.  However, when he took CPSC 1375, Programming I, he felt a kinship with his classmates in that they too loved the logical thinking skills demanded.  This satisfaction with and maturity in logical thinking has only increased as he has advanced toward his BS in Computer Science.  Christian has applied his skills and aptitude for software development as an IT Assistant at Goodwill Industries and two internships.  In the second internship he created automated tests for an oil well safety application.  Christian has already demonstrated his software development skills and talent.

Christian is a first-generation college student and for that his parents are very proud.  He will graduate in Spring 2019 and he will provide immediate value to any company or organization fortunate enough to employ his talents.

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Advancing VR through Academia https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2018/01/19/advancing-vr-academia/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:14:23 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=1028 Carolina Cruz-Neidra, the world-renowned inventor of the CAVE virtual environment, is currently leading the University of Arkansas Emerging Analytics Center for faculty, researchers, and…  

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Carolina Cruz-Neidra, the world-renowned inventor of the CAVE virtual environment, is currently leading the University of Arkansas Emerging Analytics Center for faculty, researchers, and students to explore advanced applications of VR, mixed reality (MR) and visualization. She’s been using her CAVE VR for applications to advance business, but also to promote computer science work and research in education, including computer science programs in public schools. Check out this article and video from Dell that showcases the exciting work that Dr. Cruz and her team are bringing to the Computer Science Department at UA Little Rock.

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UALR Student Researches How to Keep Cars Safe from Hacking https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2016/08/31/ualr-student-researches-keep-cars-safe-hacking/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:22:47 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=947 In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee being driven by a reporter who documented how the researchers controlled everything from the car’s…  

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In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee being driven by a reporter who documented how the researchers controlled everything from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering.

For Dr. Shucheng Yu, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the exercise demonstrated how vulnerable smart cars with GPS, Bluetooth, and internet connections are to cyberattacks.

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UALR Researchers Tackle Cybersecurity Education with NSF Grant https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2016/08/31/ualr-researchers-tackle-cybersecurity-education-nsf-grant/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:09:32 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=941 A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is giving cybersecurity education a much-needed upgrade, thanks to a grant from…  

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A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is giving cybersecurity education a much-needed upgrade, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

While news reports of large-scale cyberattacks and breaches have become commonplace, the cybersecurity field lacks readily available training, which has resulted in a shortage of skilled workers.

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UALR 2016 Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Research – Computer Science faculty, Dr. Shucheng Yu https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2016/05/10/ualr-2016-faculty-excellence-award-for-excellence-in-research-dr-shucheng-yu-2/ Tue, 10 May 2016 14:45:34 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=913 Shucheng Yu, an assistant professor of computer science, said he was quite surprised to be named one of the top faculty members at UALR.…  

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Dr. Yu Faculty Excellence Award

Shucheng Yu, an assistant professor of computer science, said he was quite surprised to be named one of the top faculty members at UALR. He received the Faculty Excellence in Research award and a $5,000 prize.

“I am a very lucky person among the excellent faculty members at UALR, and it is my great honor to win this award.”

Yu’s main research areas include data security, privacy in cloud computing, applied cryptography, and wireless network security.

Since arriving at UALR in 2010, Yu has also been awarded six grants, three from the National Science Foundation, that total more than $1 million.

In his project, “MRI: Acquisition of a Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education,” Yu successfully built the first private cloud in the state 
of Arkansas.

“Good research should have impact, help the community, and advance an area in technology,” Yu said. “It should also benefit the general public, and it should provide good opportunities for the next generation of young researchers.”

Yu has provided many opportunities for his graduate students. Together, he and his graduate students have published 37 research articles the past five years.

“I am grateful to have a good team of graduate students to work with. Without them, the research cannot happen,” he said.

Since 1988, the Faculty Excellence Awards have provided a way to recognize outstanding UALR faculty.

The awards program is made possible through the contributions of the Bailey Foundation, Pepsi Beverages Co., and the UALR Chancellor’s Circle.

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EIT Receives ADE Grant to Fund Professional Development Program for Computer Science Educators https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2016/05/10/ualr-eduorsp20160518professional-development-program-for-computer-science-high-school-educators/ Tue, 10 May 2016 14:45:34 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=913 Thanks to an over $35,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), UALR will be providing a specialized professional development opportunity for teachers…  

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Thanks to an over $35,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), UALR will be providing a specialized professional development opportunity for teachers this summer. Led by Computer Science Professor Kenji Yoshigoe, the new program will focus on computer science content delivery for high school educators.

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Department of Computer Science Successfully Leading UALR to Receive a National Designation in Cyber Security https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2014/12/02/department-of-computer-science-successfully-leading-ualr-to-receive-a-national-designation-in-cyber-security/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:26:16 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=872 UALR has received designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education. Read the full press release

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UALR has received designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education.

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UALR Placed in “The 50 Most Innovative Computer Science Departments in the U.S.” https://ualr.edu/computerscience/2014/11/06/ualr-placed-in-the-50-most-innovative-computer-science-departments-in-the-u-s/ Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:41:18 +0000 https://ualr.edu/computerscience/?p=857 The Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was selected as one of “The 50 Most Innovative Computer Science…  

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was selected as one of “The 50 Most Innovative Computer Science Department in the U.S.”!

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