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  • Computer Science majors present senior projects to community IT executives
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences department, presented the attached paper, “Supply Chain Workforce Training: Addressing the Digital Skills Gap”, at the 2019 Convention of the Decision Sciences Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the paper was published in the conference proceedings. Additionally, Foroughi chaired a session, “Digitization and Industry 4.0: Current State of Digitization and Industry 4.0” at the conference.
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Srishti Srivastava's article, "Assessing the Integration of Parallel and Distributed Computing in Early Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum using Unplugged Activities," has been published in Proceedings of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC).
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "Building a Pipeline of Future Coders" at the Evansville Information Executives Group (EIEG), which was attended by CIOs from local companies, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation officials, and USI colleagues.
  • 'It's OK not to be OK': USI student-athlete Darin Lawrence, computer science, shines light on mental health awareness (Courier & Press)
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Xue Han, assistant professor of computer science. His co-authored publication titled, "Reproducing performance bug reports in server applications: The researchers’ experiences," was published in the Journal of Systems and Software.
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science. Srivastava's paper titled, "A Container-Based Framework to Facilitate Reproducibility in Employing Stochastic Process Algebra for Modeling Parallel Computing Systems" was presented at the 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Zack Snyder '19, computer science: The Programmer behind USI's CubeSat Satellite
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, authored a chapter published in one of the first standard textbooks on topics in parallel and distributed computing for undergraduates. Her chapter titled, “Scheduling in Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” is published in *Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing: Enhancing the Undergraduate Curriculum: Performance, Concurrency, and Programming on Modern Platforms*. This is the first initiative taken by National Science Foundation (NSF) and IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP) toward standardizing text for undergraduate computer science curriculum on topics in parallel and distributed computing.
  • Meet Kelly Reisinger, USI alum and member of Romain College's IT Alliance
  • USI ACM Club hosts first annual Hackathon
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Abbas Foroughi's article, "What is Block Chain - and Why Do I Need to Know About It" published in the latest issue of USI's illume magazine.
  • Faculty award: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, received the award for the Best Student Organization Advisor of the Year at USI for being faculty advisor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club.
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "Evaluating Student Engagement towards Integrating Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) Topics in Undergraduate Level Computer Science Curriculum," at the ACM Technical Symposium for the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2019).
  • Introductory coding workshop held for elementary teachers
  • Faculty presentation: Mr. Scott Anderson, instructor in computer science, coordinator of computer science program, presented Update on IndianaComputes! And Summer Camps at USI to Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation Computer Science Faculty.


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