The Department has 26 regular faculty members who specialize in a variety of research areas, including, among others, computer graphics and vision, computer security, databases, intelligent systems, programming languages, software engineering, open source software, sensor networks and other aspects of networking, and high performance computing. To learn more, visit the main research page, or go to individual faculty web pages.
We have a dedicated staff including a full-time undergraduate coordinator who advises students about their programs, and a full-time graduate coordinator. We offer Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees. We have over 550 undergraduate majors and almost 100 graduate students, including 25 Ph.D. students.
The Department participates in the state-wide MECOP internship program, as well as the PSU-exclusive PCEP internship program. Additionally, a great many students also find their own internships among the many high-tech companies in our area, sometimes called the "Silicon Forest". The department encourages internships as a great complement to formal learning.
Professor Feng Liu in Computer Science has won the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at the 31st ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) for his paper entitled "Direct Manipulation Video Navigation in 3D". CHI is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction and annually attracts around 2000 experts in science, engineering and design from over 60 countries. This paper is co-authored with his post-doc researcher Yuzhen Niu and his Ph.D. student Cuong Nguyen. More information about this paper can be found at http://graphics.cs.pdx.edu/project/3DDMVN.
Lois Delcambre, CS Professor, hosted a team meeting at Portland State University for her NSF funded project entitled "Exploiting domain expertise to enhance information retrieval" in late October.
Lois Delcambre, CS Professor, was recently awarded an NSF grant entitled "Quick Draw Semantics" from the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of NSF. The project will support the research work of Scott Britell, PhD student.
Two CS faculty have recently been granted NSF awards. Wu-chi Feng received an award for "NeTS: Small: Supporting Next Generation Adaptive Multi-lens Stereoscopic Video Streaming." Suresh Singh received two awards: one for "NeTS: Small: Merging Traffic for Energy Conservation in Enterprise & Datacenter Networks" and the second for “NeTS: Small: Networking at Terahertz Frequencies.”
Professor Andrew Black was re-elected as a member of the SIGPLAN executive committee for a second 3-year term. He will continue in his role as Secretary of SIGPLAN until 2015.
Dr. Ivan Sutherland of the Maseeh College has been named the recipient of the 2012 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology.The Kyoto Prize is a prestigious prize awarded by the Inamori Foundation in Japan; Ivan's work in computer graphics and its large impact on design, computing, and the arts was cited in the award announcement.
Long Mai, a CS student from the UNS Vietnam program that graduated last term with an Honors BSCS, and has joined our graduate program this term and has received the PSU Commendation Award. Tom Curtis, another CS undergraduate will receive the Outstanding University Service Award.
Dr. David Maier has just received an award that extends his participation as a sub-contractor for the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP). Dr. Maier participated as a subcontractor during the initial 5-year period of CMOP, which has been renewed by the NSF for another 5 years.
Oregonian story highlights PSU Aerospace Society
to help achieve new levels of safety and cyber-security in computer networks and hosts. The SOUND
project ("Security on Untrusted Network Devices") is joint with researchers at UPenn and BAE Systems;
the PSU portion is budgeted for $1M over four years.
Prof Andrew Black received a $75,000 "Open Collaborative Faculty Award" from IBM in recognition of his work in parallel and concurrent programming.