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UTSA ACM Chapter Hosts 4th Annual RowdyHacks Hackathon

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) UTSA student chapter hosted its fourth annual hackathon where students formed teams and collaborated in a special 24-hour competition dubbed “RowdyHacks.” RowdyHacks is supported by both university, government, and industry sponsors. The event took place April 13th and 14th at the Downtown Campus and was open to both undergraduate and graduate university students.

Wang Recieves NSF CAREER Award 2019

Dr. Xiaoyin Wang, assistant professor in the UTSA Department of Computer Science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award includes a $492,358 grant to support his research in software development over the next five years. He is the eighth faculty member in Computer Science to receive this award.

TechTonics: Transcending Disability in UTSA Professor John Quarles’ Virtual World

Reprinted from The Rivard Report

“Don’t brush too hard.”

Dental hygiene was a risky proposition for John Quarles in 2004, when a rare immune system disorder diminished his blood platelet count, preventing his blood from clotting. Seemingly harmless activities such as brushing his teeth could rupture a blood vessel and cause him to lose even more platelets.

UTSA Wins AICS Global Cyber Security Challenge

Reprinted from UTSA Today

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has taken the top prize at an international competition for providing a better solution to detect malware using artificial intelligence. The AICS 2019 Challenge, organized and sponsored by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, tasked researchers from around the world to devise a system that can classify several types of extremely harmful malware which have adapted to evade IT security measures and can remain undetected inside computer systems for years.

New Aquatic VR Game Injects Fun, Innovation Into Physical Therapy

Reprinted from Kens5 News

A new aquatic virtual reality game developed by a UTSA associate professor is being tested out at a local children’s rehabilitation center.

John Quarles, an associate professor of computer science at UTSA, created “Lily Pad Jump” for kids. He’s partnered with the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teleton-USA (CRIT) to bring the game to patients. 

UTSA Hosts 2018 ACM Programming South Central USA Regional Contest

The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programing Contest for the South Central USA Region this past Saturday, November 10th. The ICPC is the premiere global programming competition where contestants test their skills at comprehension, analysis, problem solving, coding, debugging, resource management, self-control, and communication.