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CS Department News

9/5/2014 It took 7 years, but we managed to return to the Willamette River for an afternoon of food and fun on the river. Check out these pictures from the event.
4/12/2014
Keiko Fujii, Emily Jazbutis, Elissa Shinseki, and Erika Stutts attended the Northwest Regional Women In Computing Conference.
4/27/2013 Another year, another graduating class. Dinner this year was held at Dr. Hansen's once again. Check out the pictures of the event.
6/19/2012 Nate Bodenstab, currently of Nuance Communications, recently completed his Ph.D. at The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Congratulations Dr. Bodenstab!
4/27/2012 We celebrated our graduates with a buffet dinner this year. Congratulations and we hope to see many of you at next year's event. Check out the pictures of the event.
8/27/2010 Professor Wilson, having finally moved to Newberg, hosted a fall BBQ at his house this year. Check out the pictures of the event.
4/27/2010 We held our fifth annual Senior Dinner on Sunday, April 27. Due to inclement weather, we weren't able to hold a BBQ at Dr. Hansen's house as planned, but copious quantities of Abby's pizza seemed to be a well-received alternative. Good to see some old friends back again to visit us. Check out the pictures of the event.
4/15/2010 Ryan Ledbetter recently completed his MS/CS at Portland State University. Congratulations Master Ledbetter!
1/29/2010 Justin Howard was awarded a Richter Scholars grant for $3,800 to study how we might exploit the multi-modal data input capabilities of the iPod Touch for real-time data collection.
10/6/2009 Ryan Casey took second place in the student poster competition for his poster describing his work in examining efficient use of GPS services on the iPhone presented at the 2009 Northwest Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC).
9/17/2009 The department gathered at Dr. Hansen's house for BBQ to kick off the new year. Check out some pictures of the event.
7/18/2009 Professor Wilson successfully defended his Doctoral thesis. Congratulations Doctor Wilson!
5/1/2009 Our fourth annual Senior Dinner was held at Dr. Hansen's house this year where we enjoyed a backyard BBQ. Check out the pictures of the event.
4/15/2009 Mobilization
As part of work with the Center for Mobile Computing Applications, we're trying out some techniques to make our web pages mobile-friendly. A few of our pages now operate in dual-mode, with a different layout when accessed by a mobile browser. If you have a mobile device, give the CS homepage a visit; if you have any problems or comments, let Dr. Hansen know.
3/10/2009 Ryan Casey was awarded a Richter Scholars grant for $3,300 to study adaptive algorithms for mobile platforms utilizing GPS services.
11/5/2008 ACM Programming Contest 2008
This year we took 3 teams to the site in Eugene, OR. Our top team did great this year, finishing in 19th place overall, beating many teams from top-tier schools - great job! Check out some pictures of the teams.
10/24/2008 The CSIS department announces the creation of Information Systems as a distinct major. As a result, the department now becomes the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. The department previously offered one degree with Computer Science and Information Science "tracks". The new approach separates the two tracks into distance majors, strengthening each major. Students in either major will be engaged by the new Center for Mobile Computing Applications.
8/24/2008 The University has recently chartered the new Center for Mobile Computing Applications. This center will be staffed by CSIS faculty and students together with staff from the University's Institutional Technology department. The primary mandate of the center is develop new and novel applications for mobile platforms that can have an impact on education and the University. In addition, we'll be looking to develop applications that can serve others who could benefit from mobile computing.

Over the coming years, we'll be integrating the topic of mobile and ubiquitous computing into our courses where applicable, allowing us to maintain our comprehensive CSIS curriculum, while adding a novel cutting-edge component to our courses and coursework.

Students (current and prospective) should watch for future announcements about hardware platforms; we expect to have additional exciting news to share in the coming months.

4/20/2008 We held our third annual Senior Banquet on Sunday, April 20. Check out the pictures of the event.
4/3/2008 Brad Buchanan was awarded a Richter Scholars grant for $3,300 to investigate a novel approach to automatically training text-classification systems.
2/19/2008 John Anderberg has earned the rare distinction of having received a Knuth Dollar! John apparently plans to frame the check he received instead of cashing it. You'll need to ask John for details about how he managed to earn his Knuth Dollar.
10/13/2007 John Anderberg and Brian Snider took second place in the student poster competition for their poster describing their DART Project presented at the 2007 Northwest Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC).
9/12/2007 The department again gathered down at the Willamette River on Wednesday, September 12 for an afternoon of food and fun on the river. Check out these selected pictures from the event.
8/7/2007 Faculty offices for Math and CS have moved from EHS to Lemmons.
4/22/2007 We held our second annual Senior Banquet on Sunday, April 22. Check out the pictures of the event. We hope to have even more alumni back with us next year. Thanks to all of you who came and shared this special evening with us.
3/18/2006 Dr. Hansen presented a paper on the Glomus project at SIGCSE 2007. Co-authors included Joe Bruce, David Harrison, and Zach Hayes.
9/10/2006 The department gathered down at the Willamette River on Sunday, September 10 for an afternoon of food and fun on the river. A few recent alumni even managed to attend. Check out these pictures from the event.
4/24/2006 We now have a CS Alumni email list. If you're an alumnus of the CS department, please sign up so we can keep in touch. And pass the word along to other alumni!
4/22/2006 End-of-the-year Party
A group of students, along with a couple of alumni, gathered at Dr. Hansen's house on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for an end-of-the-year BBQ. Although we did not hold a formal department banquet this year, we already have plans for the spring of 2007 so stay tuned...
1/20/2006 Brian Snider was awarded a Richter Scholars grant for $3,000 to investigate single-board computer systems that could be used to integrate a number of CS courses around a single hardware platform.
11/6/2005 ACM Programming Contest 2005
This year we took 3 teams to the southern site in Stockton, CA. Our teams did well this year, and with most of the students eligible to return again in 2006, we look forward to even better results next year. Check out some pictures of our trip; be sure to check out the pictures of David Harrison's fund-raising activity on a street corner in San Francisco.
10/13/2005 Pacific Northwest Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)
Our department was well represented at this year's CCSC conference in Bothell, WA. Professor Wilson presented his paper entitled Introduction to Parallel Programming using Message-Passing and Professor Hansen presented his paper entitled A Sin of Omission: Database Transactions.
4/27/2005 Professor Hansen was promoted to Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science.
4/26/2005 We had a great time at the first annual Senior Banquet on Monday, April 25. Check out the pictures of the event. We hope to have even more alumni back with us next year. Thanks to all of you who came and shared this special evening with us.
4/10/2005 Professor Hansen was awarded a $10,000 grant to develop curricular materials for an undergraduate course in Artificial Intelligence. See our research page for more information about this and other research projects.
2/14/2005 Email is now accessible via IMAPS (secure IMAP).
1/24/2005 CS web site has been updated to reflect the University-wide redesign. Feedback is welcome. Users with accessible public_html directories will automatically be linked to the current student and alumni web pages.
1/20/2005 Joe Bruce was awarded a Richter Scholars grant for $3,000 to develop a robust client-server protocol.
1/5/2005 CS Server has been upgraded. Existing accounts have been maintained, but you will need to contact Dr. Hansen to have your account re-enabled.
10/7/2004 Pacific Northwest Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)
Matt Hartzell presented a poster on his research at the 2004 CCSC conference in Salem, OR.
1/20/2004 Matt Hartzell was awarded a Richter Scholars grant for $3,000 to investigate the efficiency of programming using scripting languages as compared with more traditional languages.