The First Issue of CS Newsletter
The Computer Science Department is now publishing a CS newsletter for your enjoyment. Go to http://www.cs.trincoll.edu/~pyoon/csnews/newsletter1.html to view the first issue.
Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize
Congratulations to Willem C. van Daalen '14, winner of the 2013 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for his project entitled "muse.cd". This prize is awarded to student(s) whose senior research project(s) in the field of computer science has been deemed the most outstanding by an independent board chosen from Trinity faculty and The Travelers staff.
Congratulations to Vlad S. Burca '14, winner of the 2013 Ralph E. Walde Prize in Computer Science. This prize was established to honor Ralph E. Walde, Professor of Computer Science, and one of the founding members of the Computer Science Department. The prize recognizes a rising senior computer science major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in computer science.
Congratulations to Nyi M. Htet '13 and Willem C. van Daalen '14, winner and runner up, respectively, of the 2013 Senior Poster Award. This award is given to the senior(s) judged to have the best computer science poster displayed during the Annual Science Symposium. The recipient is chosen by the Computer Science Department faculty.
Two Trinity Students Earn Goldwater Honorable Mentions
Hyunsu “Philip” Cho ’15, and Erin Barney ’15, were selected as Honorable Mentions for a highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship...Read more
Hartford-Area Teachers to Demonstrate Computer Science Training
Ten Connecticut high school teachers, including nine from Greater Hartford, will deliver presentations Thursday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Washington Room in Mather Hall at Trinity College describing their work during an intensive six-week professional development course...Read more
Trinity Selected to Become a CUDA Teaching Center
Trinity’s Computer Science Department has been selected to become a CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) Teaching Center by NVIDIA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer graphics...Read more
Trinity Student Named a Top 10 Finalist in Global Hackathon Competition
Pauline Lake ’13, and her teammate, Patrice Gans, a Woodbury, CT teacher, were named top-10 finalists in the Sanitation Hackathon App Challenge... Read more
IASTED Conference News
We are happy to report that the paper co-authored by two sophomores, Jiajia Zhao and Philip Cho, "An Efficient Out-of-Core Implementation of Block Cholesky Decomposition on a Multi-GPU System," was chosen as the best paper at the 24th IASTED Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems this week in Las Vegas. The paper went through a rigorous review process, and the award was presented to Jiajia and Philip at the conference.
When the conference organizers found out that the paper was written by two undergraduate students, they seemed truly impressed by the high caliber of our students and the college’s commitment to student research. Jiajia’s work was a part of her ISP research, and Philip’s research was funded by FRC SRP. Prof. Lin Cheng and Prof. Peter Yoon have certainly enjoyed working with these talented and committed students for the past several months.
Please join them in congratulating Jiajia and Philip for their remarkable achievement.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest News
Trinity annually participates in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. This year, Trinity Gold, consisting of three sophomores, Philip Cho, Jiajia Zhao, and Chloe Hirschowitz finished third in a preliminary competition and
advanced to the Northeast North America Regional Final as one of the twelve finalists in the region. It was the first time in more than ten years for Trinity to advance to the Regional Final. This year's Regional Final was held in Rochester, N.Y., on November 3, 2012. Congratulations Philip, Jiajia, and Chloe! Well done!
Trinity College Film Festival News
Congratulations to Anson McCook, whose short film "Intervention: Smartphone" won the third place Audience Choice Award at the 2012 Trinity College Film Festival. The festival was open to college students from across the country. Anson's comedy about a student whose roommates try to break his smartphone addiction, competed against 22 other short films from a wide range of institutions including New York University, the University of Texas, Austin and UC Irvine. Anson created the film as part of an independent study course in digital film editing with Professor Spezialetti. This picture was taken at the film festival awards ceremony.
Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize
Congratulations to Sheena Elveus '12, winner of the 2012 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for her project entitled "A Walk Down Memory Lane". This prize is awarded to student(s) whose senior research project(s) in the field of computer science has been deemed the most outstanding by an independent board chosen from Trinity faculty and The Travelers staff.
Congratulations to Nyi Htet '13, winner of the 2012 Ralph E. Walde Prize in Computer Science. This prize was established to honor Ralph E. Walde, Professor of Computer Science, and one of the founding members of the Computer Science Department. The prize recognizes a rising senior computer science major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in computer science.
Congratulations to Nicolae Dragu '12 and Richard Sung '12, winner and runner up, respectively, of the 2012 Senior Poster Award. This award is given to the senior(s) judged to have the best computer science poster displayed during the Annual Science Symposium. The recipient is chosen by the Computer Science Department faculty.
Trinity Students Win an Award for Their Innovative Application
HFOSS (Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software) students submitted an application for entry into the Apps for Health Kids Competition, part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to end childhood obesity. The application is called "Work it Off" (http://wio.hfoss.org/) It asks the user to input what they ate and then looks up the calories using a USDA data source. It then gives them a sequence of options to work off the calories -- e.g., "run for 45 minutes" , "watch TV for 3 hours", or "shower for 2 hours". The application gives them points based on their choices. It also includes funny comments on their choices and lets them compare their scores with their friends on an App Engine database.
Trinity Students Develop Android App to Aid Haitian Relief Efforts
"In yet another sign that the Humanitarian Free and Open Software (HFOSS) project has been hugely successful, a team of Trinity faculty and students has developed a mobile application for Android phones that will be used by a nonprofit organization to monitor and distribute food to needy women and children in Haiti."