Prof. Asuncion Presents Paper at eScience Conference in Sweden

Dec. 21, 2011 -- Prof. Hazeline Asuncion recently attended the 7th IEEE International Conference on eScience in Stockholm, Sweden where she presented her paper on "In Situ Data Provenance Capture in Spreadsheets" (preprint). The four-day event (Dec. 5-8) was collocated with Microsoft Research's annual e-Science Workshop.

CSS Undergrads Win UW Bothell Undergrad Research Award

Dec. 12, 2011 -- Three CSS undergraduates earned awards in the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Award competition. The winners were: Hannah Van Eenoo, working with Prof. Munehiro Fukuda ("Communication Link for Hyper-threaded, networked multi-agent spatial simulation library"), Mitchell Erickson, working with Prof. Mark Kochanski ("Using Computing Tools to Enhance Online Instruction"), and Jebediah Pavleas, working with Prof. Kelvin Sung ("Kinect Math"). Congratulations to all three!

Prof. Sung’s Students’ Game Makes Round 2 at Imagine Cup 2012

Dec. 1, 2011 -- ‘Immune’, a game that teaches a younger audience about the dangers of diseases and how to protect oneself from them, has made it to the second round of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 competition. The game was created by Evan Harris, Craig Nishina, and Peter Luangrath of Team Credit/No Credit from Prof. Sung’s CSS 385 class. Final competition will be held in April 2012 in Seattle.

Prof. Sung’s ‘Kinect Math’ Project Video

Dec. 1, 2011 -- Since this past summer, Prof. Sung and his student research group have been developing a program to teach students math using the new Microsoft Kinect. His group has created two videos to help explain how it works. The first is a project introduction in which the team members explain why this project was undertaken. The second video illustrates how Kinect Math can be used in a classroom setting.

Unconference on Technology & Social Justice

Nov. 12, 2011 -- The Center for Serious Play is co-sponsoring an unconference on technology and social justice. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit THATCamp’s event page.

Prof. Olson's Paper Accepted for 2012 IEEE International Conference

Nov. 1, 2011 -- Prof. Clark Olson, along with colleague Andreas Robinson of Primordial, had their paper, ‘Camera-Aided Human Navigation: Advances and Challenges’, accepted to the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications.

Reverse Engineering of Malware (Presentation)

Oct. 19, 2011 -- Remy Baumgarten and Rob Rahmer of Booz Allen will speak about and demonstrate computer viruses—how to dissect and counter them. The event will be start at 7:45pm in UW2-005 on Oct. 19.

Petabytes and Terawatts (Speaker Series)

Oct. 18, 2011 -- LinkedIn's Senior Software Engineer Jakob Homan (CSS '08) will be sharing with us what Apache Hadoop is, how it works, the plethora of projects that have grown up around it, and how you too can get involved. A small networking session will be held from 5pm - 5:30pm in UW1-370 with the presentation to follow in UW2-240 from 5:45pm - 6:45pm. Learn more...

UW Bothell ACM Chapter Hosts Meet 'n Greet

Oct. 8, 2011 -- The UW Bothell ACM Chapter will be hosting a Meet 'n Greet event at the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville. The event is open to all CSS and non-CSS undergrad, graduate, and alumni. The event will be begin at 2pm and go until 5pm. There is no age limit for attendance and attendees are encouraged to bring resumes. The first round of appetizers will be complimentary courtesy of UW Bothell ACM Chapter.

Summer '11 Edition of 'Bits & Bytes' Newsletter Available

Sept. 30, 2011 -- CSS's bi-annual newsletter is now available for download. This edition highlights Prof. Sung's various serious play projects, Kimberly Walkers' CSS 497 project, and explores the recent collaboration between MSCSS and Master of Education students for a course-long project.

Prof. Sung Receives $50K Unrestricted Gift from Microsoft

June 16, 2011 -- Microsoft generously provided an unrestricted gift of $50,000 to Prof. Sung for his scholarship activities and XNA-based game themed programming assignments for his introductory programming courses.

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

June 12, 2011 -- This year, there were more than 93 BS and BA graduates, making UWB CSS the second largest computer science program in Washington state.

Dr. Asuncion Earns Prestigious Grant

June 6, 2011 -- Prof. Hazeline Asuncion received a grant from the UW Royalty Research Fund (RRF) to support her research, "Connecting e-Science Information Sources through Automated Data Provenance." The RRF is a highly prestigious and competitive grant (this year, only 27% of submitted proposals were successful) supported by funds from royalty and licensing fee income generated by the University's technology transfer program. Total support from the RRF, the RRF Scholar Program, and a UW Bothell Internal Pilot Study Grant amounts to over $35,000.

Spring 2011 Cooperative Education Colloquium

June 3, 2011 -- CSS will be hosting their Spring 2011 CSS 497 Cooperative Education Colloquium from 1pm – 4:30pm in UW1-010, 020, and 051. More information is available on the Events page.

Dr. Socha's Faculty Research Presentation

May 19, 2011 -- Dr. Socha will be talking about his research in software testing and biomimicry with respect to creating more effective software-enabled systems. For more information, visit our Events page.

Dr. Fukuda's Faculty Research Presentation

April 20, 2011 -- Dr. Fukuda will be presenting on his research project, Sensor Grid Integration. For more information, please visit our Events page.

Dr. Fukuda's Management Team Advances into Final Round at Business Plan Competition

April 19, 2011 -- Dr. Fukuda and his AgComm management team have successfully advanced into the final round with 15 other competing business plans at the annual Business Plan Competition held at the University of Washington and hosted by their Foster Business School. The final round will take place on May 26 at the Bank of America Executive Education Center at 1pm and is open to the public.

Dr. Asuncion's Faculty Research Presentation

April 14, 2011 --  Dr. Asuncion will share her research on Managing Information in Software Engineering and e-Science. More information about her talk can be found on our Events page.

Dr. Olson's Faculty Research Presentation

March 31, 2011 -- Dr. Olson will be giving a brief overview of computer vision and describe some of his recent projects, including terrain mapping for Mars exploration, registration of aerial images, and projective clustering algorithms. For more information, please visit our Events page.

New 'Conquer the Campus' Game Launched

March 28, 2011 -- UW Bothell's Center for Serious Play (CSP) teamed up with Dr. Kelvin Sung and his student developers to create a new version of their already popular 'Sammy Tours UWB' game. This new rendition, 'Conquer the Campus', is a meta game in which players play various mini-games in an attempt to earn 'conquer points' and conquer different locations around the UW Bothell campus. The player with the most 'conquer points' on Judgement Day will be the winner.

To learn more and play the game yourself, please visit the Conquer the Campus webpage.

Dr. Zander Presents at SIGCSE 2011

March 10, 2011 -- Dr. Carol Zander and her research colleagues presented a paper, titled “Can Graduating Students Design: Revisited”, at the 2011 SIGCSE conference in Dallas, TX. A copy of their paper can be found at the ACM Digital Library.

Dr. Stiber's Faculty Research Presentation

March 3, 2011 -- Dr. Stiber will describe student research opportunities in neural modeling, simulation, data analysis, parallel algorithms, and general-purpose GPU software development. The event will be from 8:00PM - 8:30PM in UW1-310. More information about the presentation can be found on our Events page.

Dr. Sung's Faculty Research Presentation

Feb. 16, 2011 -- Dr. Sung will be giving a presentation on his research in the field of serious play and ultra reality. The event will be from 8:00PM - 8:30PM in UW1-310. More information about the presentation can be found on our Events page.

Dr. Socha & Students Present at QASIG Meeting

Jan. 12, 2011 -- Dr. David Socha and students from his CSS 490A (Software Testing) class will be giving an experience report at the QASIG meeting in Seattle. For more details, see www.qasig.org.

Prof. Kelvin Sung & Students' Work Featured in Husky Herald

Nov. 10, 2010 -- UW Bothell’s student-run online newspaper, the Husky Herald, has featured an article (Game Creation for a Difference) which discusses Prof. Kelvin Sung and his students’ latest game creations from his CSS 498 Independent Study and CSS 497 Cooperative Education courses. In one of these games, ‘Sammy goes to UWB’, you play as a salamander and help him get to and explore the UW Bothell campus. The second is a Zune-based augmented reality game with a ‘who did it?’ theme in which you take a tour of the UW Bothell library.

Prof. Kelvin Sung Receives Microsoft Grant

Sept. 30, 2010 -- Prof. Kelvin Sung received a Microsoft Research grant to support his project, "Running an XNA app across all supported platforms".

New Faculty Position Opens Up for CSS Program

Sept. 3, 2010 -- A new 'Lecturer or Senior Lecturer' position on a full-time, nine month, 1–3 year renewable appointment beginning fall 2011 is now open and accepting applicants. Visit our 'Faculty Positions Available' page for more information and how to apply.

Did You Know?

UW Bothell will celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2014-15 school year.