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Congratulations to the student teams who recently competed in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, and their coach Dr. Prateek Bhakta. With very little preparation, three of the four UR teams placed first, second, and third at their site location, the best showing for UR in the highly competitive Mid-Atlantic region.

Tram Nguyen has received a scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2017 conference. 

Faculty Highlights

  • Krehbiel Grant

    Dr. Sara Krehbiel and her collaborator, Rachel Cummings, just received a research grant from Mozilla for their work on the project, Differentially Private Analysis of Growing Datasets.

  • Charlesworth Paper Recognition

    Art Charlesworth’s recent paper A Theorem about Computationalism and 'Absolute' Truth, was chosen as a "Best of Computing" article for 2016 by ACM Computing Reviews.

  • Shaw Grant

    Dr. Kelly Shaw received a National Science Foundation grant for her project, "Towards Secure, Privacy-Preserving, Verifiable Cyberphysical Systems."

  • Denny Research Grant

    Dr. Jory Denny received a grant from the Computing Research Association- Women to support a student undergraduate researcher. Denny and Marissa Sisco, '19, will work on a research project related to robotic motion planning.

  • Shaw Recongition

    Dr. Kelly Shaw was just named a senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery.

  • Denny Presentation

    Dr. Jory Denny presented his paper, "Dynamic Region-biased Rapidly-exploring Random Trees," at the Twelfth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) in December. This is one of the top conferences in the robotics field.

  • Shaw Article

    Dr. Kelly Shaw and colleagues published, "GPU Performance and Power Tuning Using Regression Trees" in ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO).

  • Lawson Article

    Barry Lawson and colleagues recently published "Evaluating Infection Prevention Strategies in Out-Patient Dialysis Units Using Agent-Based Modeling," in PLOS One.

  • Distinguished Educator Award

    Dr. Barry Lawson was named a 2014 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator.

  • Charlesworth Paper Accepted

    Dr. Arthur Charlesworth's paper, "The Comprehensibility Theorem and the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence," was recently accepted to appear in Minds and Machines: journal for artificial intelligence, philosophy and cognitive sciences, Vol. 25.

Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from math and computer science faculty are being read around the globe.

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Mailing address:
Department of Math & Computer Science
212 Jepson Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8077
Fax: (804) 287-6444

Department Chair: William Ross
Computer Science Program Coordinator:
Barry Lawson
Administrative Coordinator: Kathy Rothert