Five decades of computer science and engineering at Ohio State.
Issue 1  |  Spring 2020

Five decades of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State

In 1969, computer science was in its infancy. That year marked the first time computers were networked together at large scale, the underpinning of most industries today. It also marked the first full academic year of the Department of Computer and Information Science within The Ohio State University College of Engineering. This year the Department of Computer Science and Engineering celebrates over 50 years.
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Mapping the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio

Rehman used the skills he’s learning as a second-year major in computer science and engineering to construct a free online map of Ohio that tracks daily the number of COVID-19 cases in each of the state’s 88 counties. Read the full story.

Eitan Rothberg Recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Eitan Rothberg, a junior honors student and Eminence Fellow majoring in computer and information science, was selected as a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Find out more.

Assistant Professor Huan Sun awarded NSF CAREER Award

CSE’s own Dr. Huan Sun was awarded an NSF CAREER award. Her project will contribute a new, learnable interactive QA model, which will detect the ambiguities and uncertainties during the answering process and interact with users in a natural fashion to seek clarifications. Read more.

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Each year The Ohio State University selects faculty to honor with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. This year Dr. Arnab Nandi was selected as one of the awardees. Read more.

Two CSE professors awarded The Lumley Engineering Research Award

The Lumley Engineering Research Awards are presented to a select group of outstanding researchers in the College of Engineering who have shown exceptional ability and success in pursuing research of a fundamental or applied nature. Read more.

A Message from the Interim Chair

Dear CSE Alumni, Parents, Friends, and Colleagues,
At the time of writing this article, the department is going through an unprecedented situation due to the coronavirus outbreak. During this time of crisis, the department has strongly united to pull together its resources for delivering online instruction to one of the largest student bodies in the nation along with continuing its cutting-edge research in computing.
Approximately 2,500 undergrads and 290 graduate students learn from and innovate with 48 CSE faculty members. The total annual research expenditure is approximately $10 million, doubling the number from 2006. The department boasts multiple prestigious awards and fellowships in its history including 1 AAAI, 4 ACM and 10 IEEE Fellows. A number of initiatives and engagements spearheaded by the faculty and students of the department have caught local, national and international attention. This includes, to name a few, the Translational Data Analysis Institute, the Data Analytics degree program (one of the first in the nation), one of the first 12 NSF TRIPODS institutes, and HackOhio—all primarily led by CSE faculty. Additionally, a number of research projects in AI, machine learning, networking, systems, and data science have made local, national and international headlines and are highlighted on our news page.
Best wishes,
Prof. Tamal Dey
CSE Interim Chair