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Robin Givens, ’06, just successfully defended her dissertation, "Mixed-Weight Open Locating-Dominating Sets", at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Givens is currently a professor of computer science at Randolph-Macon College. 

Noah Applebaum, '19 and Chris Cushman, '19, won the Robins School Business Pitch Competition with their app ParkShare.

Congratulations to our department award winners:

Kent Prize: Nasheya Rahman, Michael Dombrowski

Outstanding Student Award: Rachel Culpepper

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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Contact Us

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