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Computer Scientist Shares Enlightening Journey to See the ‘Value in Expression’

Professor Haoqi Zhang encourages computer scientists to incorporate a dialectical mindset and to examine their thinking from a consequentialist point of view.
May 17, 2024|from Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence

Building Mentoring Relationships and Peer Networks at CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshops

Four PhD students received support from CRA-WP and Northwestern Computer Science to attend the CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women and CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills workshops last month.
May 17, 2024

2024 CS Annual Award Winners

Northwestern CS recognized 10 faculty, staff, and students with annual department awards.
May 16, 2024

Self-Driving Wheelchairs Could Soon Be Reality, Inspiring Independence for Users

Fox-32 Chicago profiled Professor Brenna Argall and her work on power wheelchairs.
May 13, 2024|from Fox-32 Chicago

Northwestern Networks Group Team Wins a Best Student Paper Award at EuroSys 2024

A Northwestern Networks Group team, including computer science PhD students Yunming Xiao and Sen Lin, earned the Best Student Paper Award last month at the EuroSys 2024 conference.
May 7, 2024

Dolby Laboratories Hosts Northwestern Team at ‘Future of Cinema’ Summit

Dolby Laboratories invited Northwestern researchers to their headquarters in January to continue building a partnership aimed at advancing the state-of-the-art in audio, visual, and voice technologies.
May 3, 2024

Professor Ken Forbus Discussed the Future of AI at National Science Board Meeting

On May 1, Professor Ken Forbus spoke on the National Science Board External Panel on Artificial Intelligence for a discussion titled "The Future is Now: Harnessing AI for Good."
May 2, 2024

Six Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The five-year fellowship is awarded to outstanding students pursuing a graduate degree in STEM.
Apr 29, 2024

Three McCormick Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professors Wei Chen, Mark Hersam, and Uri Wilensky are among the 250 individuals elected to the 2024 class.
Apr 26, 2024|from Northwestern Engineering News

Sheila Gujrathi, Grace Wang to Address 2024 Northwestern Engineering Graduates

On June 10, Gujrathi and Wang will speak at the McCormick Undergraduate Convocation and PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony, respectively.
Apr 23, 2024|from Northwestern Engineering News

Northwestern CS Announces Winter 2024 Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentors

The quarterly department awards recognize exceptional service to the CS community.
Apr 19, 2024

WildHacks 2024 Showcases Students’ Dynamic Problem-solving Skills

Students from 14 universities completed 43 innovative software projects April 5 – 7 during the WildHacks 2024 event.
Apr 19, 2024

Pioneering an AI-driven Approach to Cybersecurity Analysis

Professor Xinyu Xing’s team won first place in the fuzzing tool competition at the 17th International Workshop on Search-Based and Fuzz Testing, outperforming widely utilized industry tools.
Apr 16, 2024

Professor Emeritus Bruce Wessels Passes Away

Wessels will be remembered for his notable contributions to the study of thin films and nanostructures and passion for service and scholarship.
Apr 10, 2024|from Northwestern Engineering News

Building Connections with San Francisco Bay Area Employers and Alumni

Twenty-three students traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area over spring break as part of a new Northwestern Computer Science career development pilot initiative.
Apr 9, 2024|from Northwestern Engineering News
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