CI student gadget wins a national award

CI junior Danny Larkins had been studying art for three years when he switched his major to computer science because “it felt right,” he said.

An award Larkins won from a national software company this week suggests Larkins made a good choice. Larkins won the national “2014 OmniUpdate Gadget Challenge” for a software “gadget” he invented.

OmniUpdate is a Camarillo-based web content management systems company for institutions of higher learning. CI is among 700 colleges and universities that use OmniUpdate.

via CI student’s ‘gadget’ wins a national award – News Releases – CSU Channel Islands.

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New Computer Science Website at CI

We are very happy to debut an updated web site for Computer Science at CI:

compsci.csuci.edu

This website builds on a site tirelessly maintained by AJ Bieszczad, and we are especially grateful to the talented team at CI’s Technology & Communication, who built the new site for us.  In particular:

Daniel Martinez
Ryan Garcia
Corey Madden
Kevin Mapp

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COMP 554 – Algorithms

In the Spring 2015 I will teach a graduate course in Algorithms. This course is an introduction to the art of algorithm analysis, intended for both Computer Science and Mathematics students. It will cover the main families of algorithms: Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide and Conquer, Online, and Randomized. The course will present all the necessary background, and it is intended to be a fun introduction to the fundamentals of this beautiful field. For more details see:

http://soltys.cs.csuci.edu/homepage/comp554-s15

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New Classroom/Lab Building at CSU Channel Islands On Track for Fall 2015 Completion

Students, faculty and staff at California State University Channel Islands are eagerly anticipating the completion of a state-of-the-art classroom and lab building at the heart of their historic campus in Camarillo, California. Work is progressing smoothly and the project is on track to be complete in time for the start of the 2015 fall semester.

The scope of Sundt’s $32 million university construction project includes demolition and abatement of the original West Hall, courtyard walls, and a small outbuilding. The main project awarded separately includes construction of the three-story, 66,500-gross-square-foot classroom and laboratory building, which will house state-of-the-art labs, offices, lecture halls, and related support spaces to accommodate growth in the departments of computer science, environmental science, geography, geology, psychology and physics.

The structure consists of steel and CMU construction with high end interior woodwork, laboratory classroom finishes and exposed ground and polished concrete floors. The focal point of the building is a second level “green roof” planted like a garden.

via New Classroom/Lab Building at CSU Channel Islands On Track for Fall 2015 Completion | Sundt.

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CI Comp Sci does very well at ACM ICPC

CI student did very well at the SoCal ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition last weekend (November 8, 2014) at the Riverside Community College. From the scoreboard:

  • Nr. 19, CI-MAXIWO, 4/9 questions in 11:00:51
  • Nr. 30, CI-XUS, 3/9 questions in 09:02:28
  • Nr. 58, CI-SE’W, 1/9 questions in 02:20:02

Anyone who has attended these competitions knows how difficult they are, and what a big success it is for our students. Thank you Professor Brian Thoms for taking our team to Riverside!

ACM-2014-oncampus

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