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Latest News

UR brings home the first place trophy from the Association for Computing Machinery Mid-Atlantic Programming Competition at Radford University.

Ryan Jennings, ‘20 was awarded one of the Van Divender/Buell Scholarships. 

Sara Camilli, '19, received a National Science Foundation Travel Award to attend the International Conference on Computational Network Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Control workshop and the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics in Washington, D.C. 

Faculty Highlights

  • Arnold Publishes New Book

    A Computational Approach to Statistical Learning (February 2019; CRC Press) with Mike Kane (Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Yale) and mathematician Bryan Lewis. 

  • Denny Article

    Computer science professor Jory Denny, with Kaiwen Chen, '18, and Hanglin Zhou, '20, published “A Topology-based Path Similarity Metric and Its Application to Sampling-based Motion Planning,” in Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

  • Tilton, Arnold Grant

    Rhetoric professor Lauren Tilton and mathematics professor Taylor Arnold received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop software that will analyze how moving images such as film, television, and news broadcasts shape cultural norms.

  • Szajda Article

    Computer science professor Doug Szajda and co-authors Patrick Traynor, '02, and Rachel Culpepper, '19, published "Mitigating Risk while Complying with Data Retention Laws," which was accepted to 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.

  • 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.

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
221 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

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