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Carl McIntosh (MSCS Candidate), presented a poster titled "QC Checker and SNP Genotype Editor: Two Application Tools for GWAS" at the NCI/Ft Detrick Spring Research Festival. Carl's tools allow interactive visualization and editing of large scale data in bioinformatics study.
Four seniors, Earl Davis, Ryan Eaton, Kristopher Reese, and Eric Walton, presented their Senior Projects on Friday, May 1. Kyle Huyser presented his Senior Honors project on Friday, April 17th.
This spring we are hosting several guests speaking on current topics in information technology.
Kristopher Reese (BS '09) recently presented his paper "Using Standard Deviation to Detect Jamming in Wireless Networks" at the International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2008) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kris's research was conducted under the guidance of Professors Ahmed Salem and George Dimitoglou. Professor Salem also attended the conference. He reported that professional colleagues commented on the quality of the paper and the presentation. Papers at the conference were double-blind refereed, and most of the accepted presenters were doctoral or post-doctoral researchers.
Many Hood Computer Science students and faculty participated in the recent CCSC Eastern Conference hosted at Hood.
Professor Xinlian Liu, in collaboration with Sarangan Ravichandran of the National Cancer Institute, SAIC, presented a tutorial on "Scientific Computing and Applications in Informatics." All of the department faculty worked to organize the conference - for a complete list of committee members see the conference web site.
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At the end of the Spring 2008 semester, Seniors William Bonde, Timothy Butler, Daniel Larson, Paul Bartholomew, Jason Ruvinsky, and Adam Tolley presented their senior projects to an audience that included faculty, fellow students, family members, and friends. To learn more about their projects, see the Projects Showcase.
Paul Seymer (MS, CS '07) has been admitted to and will be attending George Mason University's full-time PhD program in computer science starting this fall. During his studies at Hood, Paul worked closely with faculty on research projects in the areas of algorithms and cryptography. He is the recipient of the 2007 Departmental Scholar Award . We are very proud of Paul's academic and scholarly accomplishments and wish him the best for the future.
In a press release datelined Walnut Creek, Calif., Jun 04, 2008, Westaff, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTF), announced the addition of Mark R. Bierman as senior vice president and chief information officer. Bierman assumes this role immediately and is responsible for the continuous development and upgrading of Westaff's technical platform and staffing solutions. Westaff provides staffing services and employment opportunities for businesses in global markets. Westaff annually employs in excess of 125,000 people and services more than 20,000 client accounts from 179 offices located throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
The Department of Computer Science at Hood College regularly seeks adjunct faculty in selected areas. These are part-time, temporary appointments to teach single courses. The specific courses are dependent on the class offerings each term. Areas of interest include computer security, database systems, information technology, e-commerce, and computer networks.
Applicants should hold a masters degree in computer science or a doctorate in computer science or related field. Send a letter of inquiry and curriculum vitae, indicating your potential teaching areas and professional experience, to Elizabeth B. Chang, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org). We especially welcome applications from women and members of minority groups.