Amarda Shehu (CS), Kylene Kehn-Hall (COS), and Estela Blaisten-Barojas (COS) win Mason 2017 Multidisciplinary Research Initiative in Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analytics Award for their project on an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to unravel and target viral replication. The project integrates dry- and wet-laboratory research to tackle the rift valley fever virus.
The CS department welcomes Dr. Yue Cheng, who will be joining the department as tenure-track Assistant Professor. Dr. Cheng completed his PhD in Computer Science at Virginia Tech in June 2017. His research interests are in distributed systems, storage and I/O systems, cloud computing, internet of things, and high performance computing. He will be teaching CS 471 (Operating Systems) in Fall 2017.
Research Papers co-authored by Professors Setia and LaToza categorized as classics by Google Scholar
Research papers co-authored by Drs. Setia and LaToza are included in Google Scholar's lists of classic papers, i.e., "a collection of highly-cited papers in their area of research that have stood the test of time." For each area, Google Scholar lists the ten most-cited articles that were published ten years earlier.
The CS department bids adieu to two long-time faculty members Professors Richard Carver and David Nordstrom who have retired from Mason and to Professor Chris Kauffman who is moving to the University of Minnesota. We thank them for all their efforts on behalf of the department and its students and wish them all the best for the future.