Celebrating 50 years of CSE. 
Issue 3  |  Autumn 2019

A Message from the CSE Interim Chair, Prof. Tamal Dey

Dear CSE Students, Alumni, Friends and Colleagues,
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year. Started in 1969, the department had only 16 faculty members and was considered a fringe field. Over the last 50 years, the department has grown to over 40 faculty members and has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top programs. Today, the department is the largest it has ever been in terms of faculty, students, research expenditure, and outreach. Throughout the year, we will celebrate this milestone and acknowledge all those who have contributed to the department’s growth.
A kick-off event for current faculty, staff, and students took place in October. We also will bring in accomplished CSE alumni for a seminar series. To support these activities we have initiated fundraising in collaboration with the College of Engineering to mark the special year. Our website and this newsletter contain links where contributions can be made electronically. The department plans to culminate this yearlong celebration with an expanded annual awards banquet befitting this golden anniversary. Let us take a moment to pride ourselves for all the achievements the Computer Science and Engineering department has accomplished in the past 50 years.
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Rising Star 2019

Nikhita Vedula has been selected to participate in Rising Stars 2019, hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rising Stars is an intensive workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic careers in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. Read the full story.
Global Scholars

Computer Science and Engineering Students selected as a 2019 Cargill Global Scholars

Two CSE students, junior Lia Ferguson and sophomore Faris Rehman, have been selected to participate in the prestigious Cargill scholarship program that provides $2,500 per year for up to two years. Find out more.

Professor Mikhail Belkin published in PNAS

The paper titled Reconciling modern machine-learning practice and the classical bias-variance trade-off authored by Mikhail Belkin, Daniel Hsu, Siyuan Ma, and Soumik Manda was published in August 2019 in PNAS. See the full story.

CSE grad student earns prestigious NSF research fellowship

Jayson Boubin is one of eight Buckeye engineers who received a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation following a national competition. Read more.

Assistant Professor Alan Ritter earns NSF research award

CSE Assistant Professor Alan Ritter has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty. In conjunction with the award, Alan will receive $500,000 to support his research.


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