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UTSA Software to Help Patients Receive Faster Postpandemic Care

Reprinted from UTSA Today

Many patients had to wait for lifesaving surgeries, such organ transplants, due to the heavy burden COVID-19 caused for hospitals. Now, UTSA computer science seniors have built a software program that assists doctors in prioritizing medical procedures and treat people more efficiently.

The program, called ESCal, can organize almost three months of surgeries in a few minutes by simply working within a hospital’s existing system.

Computer Science Graduate Built His Future—Virtually—As A Student

Reprinted from UTSA Today

Spring 2020 graduating senior of Computer Science Matt Moore helps build our community—with software. As a spring 2020 graduate of UTSA with his bachelor’s degree in computer science, this software engineer will help build H-E-B’s proprietary delivery service.

The road to Moore’s H-E-B career opportunity was built both virtually and onsite. He participated in university STEM fairs and was an active member of the UTSA chapter for the Association for Computer Machinery. In ACM he worked through the ranks to eventually become its president.

Computer Science partners with Electrical and Computer Engineering to Broaden Student Participation in Computing

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) departments of Computer Science (CS) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Departmental BPC Plans are part of an initiative established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) aimed at increasing the participation of underrepresented groups or populations in a subset of CISE’s research programs.

Slavin Receives NSF CRII Award

Assistant Professor in Practice Rocky Slavin received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant. Referred to as the “Mini CAREER Award”, the goal of the NSF’s CRII program is to encourage research independence early in a faculty member’s career.

Jadliwala Awarded NSF CAREER Grant for Computing Research

Murtuza Jadliwala, an assistant professor in UTSA’s computer science department, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant. 

This prestigious $499,512 five-year award for early career faculty will fund Jadliwala’s research on securing modern ubiquitous sensing and computing technologies, such as mobile, wearable and internet-of-things systems, against private data inference and exfiltration threats. 

UTSA’s RowdyHacks computer “hackathon” competition going virtual

With the computer science industry continuously growing and evolving, UTSA is giving students a way to create and innovate to help add more skills to their toolbelts for the future.

Students will compete this weekend in the fifth annual RowdyHacks online computer coding event. This year, though—because of conditions created by the coronavirus situation—the event will be held fully online for the first time, with the opening ceremony being streamed at 11 a.m. on March 28.