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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio honored its Fall 2018 graduating students on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. Over 4,200 UTSA graduates were eligible to cross the stage and receive their degrees, including many from the Department of Computer Science.
As the fall semester draws to a close, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) recognized faculty, students, and community leaders for their research and innovative discoveries at the sixth annual UTSA Innovation Awards.
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.