On Wednesday, September 20, 2016 the Computer Science Department held a welcome event for new CS and ACS majors to usher in the new academic year. 352 new students have enrolled as CS or ACS majors making it the largest incoming class in the history of the CS department. CS is the also the major with the largest freshmen class on campus.
Cambridge University Press published two books co-authored by Gheorghe Tecuci of the Learning Agents Center: Knowledge Engineering: Building Cognitive Assistants for Evidence-based Reasoning and Intelligence Analysis as Discovery of Evidence, Hypotheses, and Arguments: Connecting the Dots
The CS department welcomes new faculty members Foteini Baldimtsi, Jonathan Bell, Song Min Kim and Parth Pathak, who will be joining the department as tenure-track Assistant Professors and Shvetha Soundararajan who will be joining the department as a Term Assistant Professor.
Professor Jim Chen's term as Editor in Chief of the journal Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) will commence on January 1 2017. Professor Chen has been on the editorial board of CiSE since 1999.
Prof. Zoran Duric has been appointed the Deputy Editor of the Elsevier journal Pattern Recognition for a three year term starting August 1, 2016