Steven Johnson Master’s Thesis Defense

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Steven Johnson Monday, April 13th, 8:30-10:00am Manchester 017 Algorithms to detect sequence motifs and predict post-translational modification sites Abstract: Post-translational modifications (PTMs) are an important step in the formation of a mature protein. While much is known about some PTMs such as Phosphorylation, there are other PTMs such as Cysteine S-sulfenylation that are currently being […]

Student STEM lab begins to develop robot

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Re-posted from the Old Gold and Black. For three hours each week, around 10 students meet in the basement of Manchester to build a robot. It’s a relaxed environment with jokes thrown around, but it’s charged with the kind of energy you get when people are passionate about something. This is a student-driven lab — […]

“Blackboard for component-based robot software failure”

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Colloquium  April 6th, 3:30pm, Manchester 241 TK Kang, WFU “Blackboard for component-based robot software failure” ABSTRACT:  Based on a survey of robotic middleware and fault tolerant features in it, there is no fault tolerant mechanism that handles a runtime failure. Hence, the components in robot application need to be capable of detection various runtime failures. […]


Posted on: January 23, 2015

The event will be in Farrell Hall. It is a totally flipped career fair. Companies will have 60 seconds to tell who they are, what they do, who their typical hires are, and what their culture is like. They have been asked to dress casual in their typical work attire. After the introductions students will […]

Opening of the CS Center

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Tonight will be the official opening of the CS Center for this semester. The Center is located in Manchester 244 (STEM lab) and is scheduled to be opened Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6-9pm. Note, the Center is supposed to be a resource for students who need additional help outside of class, specifically for CSC […]

Cody Steven: Master’s Thesis Defense

Posted on: December 3, 2014

GPU-Optimized Graph Theory Analysis of Allosteric Protein Signaling Networks Cody Stevens Friday, December 5th – 3:30pm Manchester 241 Abstract:Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) can be used for more than just gaming. With the addition of CUDA, NVIDIA has developed a library that allows programmers to repurpose these GPUs for parallel calculations. Parallel computations are most efficient […]

CDCA C5ISR Hack-a-thon

Posted on: November 20, 2014

On November a team from WFU competed in the 2014 CDCA C51SR Hack-a-Thon in Charleston, SC. Team members Scott Seal and Brendan Busey applied, were invited, and finished 2nd (and well ahead of any other university/college team), losing only to a “professional security” team. The Hack-a-Thon was a capture-the-flag event advertised to stretch participant’s “security […]

Kersey Valley Laser Tag

Posted on: November 19, 2014

WFU computer science students (and Professor Fulp!) participated in laser tag with the Physics Department this past weekend.  For more images visit the Computer Science Department’s Facebook Page. Kersey Valley laser tag.

Sonar-assisted human navigation

Posted on: November 17, 2014

STEM incubator students have developed a device inspired by bat sonar to help those with visual impairment. “We were inspired by bat sonar, we learned about it, and then we used it to develop a new product. The students took the idea and made it happen,” their professor has noted. Student-driven project Jack Janes, a […]

Effective Learning of Probabilistic Models from Structured Data

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Colloquium — Friday — November 21  at 3:30pm Effective Learning of Probabilistic Models from Structured Data Sriraam Natarajan Assistant Professor School of Informatics and Computing Indiana University Abstract: Statistical Relational Learning (SRL) Models combine the powerful formalisms of probability theory and first-order logic to handle uncertainty in large, complex problems. In this talk, I will […]