Computer Science News
Professor Joins Department
The Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Vinitha Subburaj. Dr. Subburaj recently completed her Ph.D. in Software Engineering at Texas Tech University, and will be a significant addition to the department and the Software Engineering program.
High School Programming Contest
2013 marked the tenth annual Baldwin Wallace University High School Programming Competition, the largest in its history. Registration included 101 students on twenty eight teams and representing twelve high schools from the greater Cleveland area. First place honors went to Solon High School. Organized and run by BW's ACM chapter, this annual contest is sponsored by local software company, OEConnection. Information about the contest, including past problem sets and results of past competitions, can be found at http://www.bw.edu/news/computertalentshortage/ and http://acm.bw.edu/contest/
Cyber Defense Team Competes
The Baldwin Wallace Cyber Defense team qualified for the regional level of the annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) by taking first place at the state level competition in 2013. The team went on to take fourth place at the regional contest where they won the "Sea Biscuit" award. Read more at: http://www.bw.edu/news/cybersecurity/
BW Programming Teams Compete
Baldwin Wallace computer students participated in four programming contests during the 2012-13 academic year. They began with a "warm-up" to the ACM Regional competition at the the Annual Muskingum Programming Contest. Two teams entered the regional level of the ACM International Programming Contest. In February, they completed at the Annual Denison Spring Programming Contest, followed about a month later at the Annual Ohio Wesleyan Programming Contest. At each of the three Ohio competitions, Baldwin Wallace placed in the top third.
Student Places at SIGCSE Student Poster Competition
Junior Aric Gady had a poster accepted in the Student Poster Competition at the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) annual meeting. This meeting, which attracted over 1000 computer science educators, took place in Denver, Colorado, in March. Aric's poster was ranked among the five top finalists. His poster was based on his work with Dr. Anthony's research group related to automated pre-scheduling incoming students.
Two Students Recognized at OCWIC
Senior Anna Marchuk had her research paper accepted for presentation at the biennial Ohio Celebration for Women in Computing (OCWIC), held at Mohican Lodge at the end of February. Freshman Hayleigh Sanders took first place in the poster competition, earning her a trip to next year's annual Grace Hopper Conference. Both students' work resulted from their participation in Dr. Anthony's research group.
Outstanding Mathematics and Computing Students Recognized
The Department has a number of awards that it makes each year to deserving students. The 2012-13 awards were given at the annual department Honors Initiation and Awards Ceremony at Strosacker Union. The ceremony was followed by a reception for awardees/inductees, sponsors, faculty, friends and family.
BW Adds Software Engineering Degree
With approval from the Ohio Board of Regents, in Fall 2012, BW began offering Northeast Ohio's only baccalaureate major in software engineering, a field that is projected to experience rapid job growth. Read more here: http://www.bw.edu/news/computersoftwareengineermajor/