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Computer Science Staff Members Help Ignite Esports at Ole Miss

CS department chair Dawn Wilkins and administrative assistant Carrie Long see potential of gaming tourneys

On Sept. 13, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University announced the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl, an electronic matchup Oct. 13 in the Pavilion at Ole Miss between the two schools whose football rivalry stretches back to 1901. The history of Ole Miss Esports is not nearly as lengthy. The club, designed to establish a communityRead the story …

Computer Science Student Wins Quip Diversity Technology Scholarship

Blake Lewis visited organization's San Francisco offices in August

A University of Mississippi engineering student has been awarded the Quip Diversity Tech Scholarship. Blake Lewis, a senior computer science major with minors in mathematics and sociology, visited software company Quip’s office in San Francisco in August. The scholarship supports students who are underrepresented in STEM fields, particularly computer science, and includes but is notRead the story …

Adam Jones Joins Computer Science Faculty

Newest professor brings energy, creativity to department and students

As technological advances continue, the imaginary line between fiction and reality is being erased. And that’s one of the reasons Adam Jones is an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi. “Why I came here is an interesting story,” said Jones, who joined the Department of Computer and Information Sciences faculty in August. “When IRead the story …

Computer Science Student Part of Nationally-Recognized Chapter

Chapter works to foster good cross-cultural relationships on campus

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student-led organization that strives to improve Sino-American relations was awarded the most outstanding chapter of its kind at Yale University’s Global China Connection World Fair. The university’s Global China Connection chapter was named the best at the conference, where the quality of 60 active chapters from top-tier universities aroundRead the story …

Computer Science Alumnus Presents Hadoop Workshop

Arun Buduri taught students, faculty and staff to use MapReduce software

Managing huge amounts of data can be a challenge for even the most savvy computer scientist. So when University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff got an opportunity to learn more skills from a talented alumnus who is enjoying a successful professional career, they took advantage of it. Arun Burduri, a 2000 UM alumnus whoRead the story …

Computer science major nominated to receive Senior Leadership Award

While many students are nominated for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering’s annual Senior Leadership Award, few are actually chosen to receive the honor. So when Cornelius Hughes of Greenville was told of his nomination for the coveted recognition, he was greatly humbled. “This nomination alone is probably the one honor I am mostRead the story …

Computer science graduate now award-winning professor

Nearly two decades ago, upon a nomination from the Egyptian government’s ministry of defense, Hesham N. Elmahdy came to the University of Mississippi as a doctoral student majoring in computer and information science. “I contacted both the computer science department and the international students’ office at Ole Miss, and satisfied all the requirements,” he said.Read the story …

Computer Science Students Enjoy Toying Around in Classroom with Unique Robots

Clifton Gunn, a computer science major from Corinth, discusses his Forklift MyBot during a recent robotics seminar at the University of Mississippi. UM photo by Kevin Bain. OXFORD, Miss. – One child’s toy is a college student’s final project. That’s what some University of Mississippi computer science majors found as they completed a robotics classRead the story …

Computer Science Major Designs, Sells Software Applications for new iPhone

Deepak Mantena shows off his iPhone application “Wordy.” UM photo by Robert Jordan   OXFORD, Miss. – Since the new iPhone 3G launched last week, Deepak Mantena has been seeing dollar signs. That’s because many people have been buying both the phone and downloading four software applications designed by the University of Mississippi computer scienceRead the story …

Computer Science Students to Compete in Regional ?Battle of the Brains’ this Weekend

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of three University of Mississippi computer science majors is set to compete this weekend (Oct. 12-13) in the 32nd International Collegiate Programming Contest, conducted by the Association for Computing Machinery.