Binghamton University - Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Computer Science students host HackBU 2016

Over 250 students from 18 different colleges and universities across New York and New Jersey - most of them Binghamton computer science and engineering majors - competed in the third annual HackBU hackathon on Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Kahnad Ghose

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the electronic newsletter from the Computer Science Department.

The Department has grown significantly in recent years in terms of enrollment (over 850 majors at the undergraduate, MS and PhD levels), faculty and staff size and office and laboratory space.

The program and research focus continues to be on high quality and excellence. We were placed in the Princeton Review's list of the top 40 Computer Science programs in the nation and rated as one of the 10 most-affordable Computer Science programs based on initial job quality and salary.

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New Hires

Meet our new faculty

We continue to bring the best and brightest minds in the field to educate the next generation of computer scientists.

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Award-winning faculty

Computer Science faculty members continue to play important leadership roles in their research, professional, and university communities.

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Developing an application for the White House

A group of students led by Professor Kenneth Chiu developed the Lake Observer mobile app, one of the tools included in the White House's "Commitments to Action on Building a Sustainable Water Future."

The app, part of a crowd-sourcing platform, enables scientists to record and share water quality observations across the globe.

The app is a collaboration between Binghamton graduate students Brett Taylor, John Mihalko, and Prashant Bansal and undergraduate David Defazio, along with collaborators at MIT, Bates College, and the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies.

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Continuing to explore new research

Our departmental research focus is in the broad areas of computer and information systems, emphasizing the experimental aspects.

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Video from the department

FRI Video

Freshmen get into research right away

The Freshman Research Immersion Program at Binghamton University gives freshman hands-on research experience. In the Image and Acoustic Signals stream, which is one of eight, students work with professors from the Computer Science Department.

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Alumni News

CoCo Center

Spotlight on recent graduates

We urge our alums and friends to stay engaged with the department and let us know about their successes for future newsletter features.

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Last Updated: 5/3/16