Department News

CS Student Develops Artificial Intelligence Technology with Startup Incubator

May 13, 2015

Xuchen Yao, PhD, Computer Science, joined the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence’s team as cofounder of new startup incubator. He is currently developing technology known as, which among other things is designed to turn natural language into computer codes with potential applications in home automation and the Internet of Things. For more information about […]

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Taylor selected to receive IEEE EMBS’s Technical Achievement Award

May 8, 2015

Russell H. Taylor, the John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science and director of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at the Whiting School of Engineering, has won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Engineering in Medicine and Biology Technical Achievement Award for “contributions and leadership in the field of surgical robotics and […]

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ClearGuide Medical receives $1.5 million NIH award

April 16, 2015

The National Institutes of Health have awarded ClearGuide Medical, a tech startup co-founded by Department of Computer Science Chair Gregory D. Hager, a two-year, $1.5 million SBIR Phase II award. ClearGuide offers groundbreaking software that enables doctors and technicians to perform far more accurate ultrasound-guided procedures, such as needle biopsies. The NIH-funded project provides a new feedback […]

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CS Alum Releases Video Game

April 10, 2015

Arthur Danskin, CS ’09, has released Reassembly on Steam, a game in which players build spaceships from basic geometric shapes in a manner reminiscent of “LEGO bricks,” then fly them around to explore, gather resources, and conquer new sectors of the galaxy from other factions. Various factions receive different components from which to build, so […]

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