PhD Student Mahmoud Awad and Prof. Danny Menasce receive Best Paper award at CMG 2014

Congratulations to PhD student Mahmoud Awad and Prof. Danny Menasce whose paper "Dynamic Derivation of Analytical Performance Models in Autonomic Computing Environments," was selected for the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Computer Measurement Group Conference being held in Atlanta from November 3-6, 2014.

Professors Rangwala and Shehu win 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher Awards

Congratulations to Professor Huzefa Rangwala and Professor Amarda Shehu who have both been chosen as one of three Mason faculty to receive the 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award.

2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

he CS Department's Distinguished Lecture Series for 2014-2015 for presents four distinguished researchers in computer science: David Blei (Columbia), Peter Stone (U Texas Austin), Ricardo Bianchini (Rutgers), and Wu-chun Feng (Virginia Tech).

See the Lecture Series page for full information about the talks this year.

Christopher Vo on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

CS PhD student Christopher Vo, who is also the President of the DC Area Drone User's Group, spoke on WAU's Kojo Nnamdi Show about the present and future of drone technology.

GMU RoboCup Update

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RoboCup humanoid league group picture. GMU robots shown in the red box.

GMU successfully completed its "personal challenge task" at RoboCup: to teach its team how to play collective soccer from scratch during the preparation time at the competition venue, rather than program it. This makes GMU quite different from other teams at RoboCup. Fast Company has written an article on the GMU team, complete with pictures. GMU won two games and lost two, and advanced to the final 16 in the Kid-Size Humanoid League.