Gurindar S. Sohi elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today (April 18, 2018) that three faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Madison — including John P. Morgridge Professor and E. David Cronon Professor of Computer Sciences Gurindar S. Sohi — were elected to the 2018 class of members.

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Two UW-Madison students named Goldwater Scholars; two receive honorable mentions

The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in America.

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Four computer sciences business ideas win; and one already has customers

Four projects created by computer-science students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison won a total of $12,000 in prizes in the computer science department's NEST competition on April 6.

"I'm excited for two reasons," said organizer Jignesh Patel, professor of computer science. "The first-prize winner, Moonshot Learning, already has made sales - indicating that it's answering a real need in the marketplace. And second, two of the four winners were headed by women, who have been traditionally under-represented in our field."

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Hilldale Award winners recognized for their contributions

One scholar from each of four faculty divisions — Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences — is selected to receive the Hilldale Award. L&S faculty members received three of the four awards. 

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Rocking the mock

Practice interviews with employers give students the confidence to succeed when applying for jobs and internships.

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Theo Rekatsinas joins database faculty, employs data for major societal impact

“All of the breakthroughs that look like science fiction to us—artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, automated assistants, natural language recognition—are powered by data,” says assistant professor Theo Rekatsinas, who joined the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 2017.

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Computer sciences working group to advise on growth strategies

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates with deep technology industry experience are leading a working group charged with assessing options to enhance computing education and research on campus.

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Yingyu Liang joins machine learning faculty

Yingyu Liang, a new faculty member in machine learning in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Computer Sciences, enjoys bringing his disparate interests together. In his free time, he enjoys hobbies ranging from badminton to classical Chinese poetry. Within computer science, he was drawn to machine learning because it pulls together so many things that fascinate him.

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Working on a galaxy far, far away

Connections forged through the UW-Madison computer sciences department helped alum Rachel Rose land a techie’s dream job: working at Industrial Light an Magic.

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