11/6/10: ACM ICPC 2010 - Southeast Regional
The official results are in! Our team placed 32nd in the ACM Southeastern region out of 76 teams. One of the problems our team solved was solved by only 12 teams in the region, including the top three in the final standings. This is outstanding for UWF's first time competing in this programming competition. Great job 2007 UWF team members Alden Gillepsy, Loi Nguyen and Bradley Swain!
The complete standings are available at http://jharris2.mat.georgiasouthern.edu/2007_SER_Results.htm. If you are interested in competing in a future programming competition, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During summer break the CS Department started to install the new SGI Altix 450 high-performance server. Dedicated to research and education in Cluster Computing for applications in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. In the current configuration it runs 19 Dual-Core Itanium ® Intel processors in a configurable layout.
Organized in "blades" – components containing processors and on-board memory, I/O and/or additional memory &ndash communicating over the MPI (Message Passing Interface) protocol, it runs under Suse Linux and supports programming in C, C++ and Fortran. After the setup phase it will become available to students and faculty of the CS department for research and education projects.
Two new Master's Degree tracks are offered, beginning Fall 2007. Find the information on the Graduate Courses page.
The Department of Computer Science launches new courses in Databases, Web Development and System Security. See the announcement page for details.
Second Life Open House in Real Life
Computer Science students visited the UWF Computer Science resources in Second Life. Activities included playing chess or one of the other games going on in Second Life. Participants were even given a free virtual UWF T-Shirt to use in Second Life! This event was held in Building 79, Room 132 from 11AM to 3PM; watch for more Second Life events in the future!
Math Matters Game Development
Visitors found out how Math really does Matter! The Math Matters team presented demonstrations of games developed by students to help children better understand 7th and 8th grade math. This event was held in Building 79, Room 196 from 11AM to 1PM. For more information on this project, visit their webpage at www.uwf.edu/mathmatters.
"Bits & Bytes", the student organization of the CS department, presents the "Elections and Movie Night" on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5:30pm, Pensacola Campus, Building 79, Room 132 (Conference Room). Dr. White and Dr. Owsnicki-Klewe will welcome all CS students for free popcorn, a movie and the elections of the B&B officials! [Flyer] [Bits & Bytes website]
On Saturday May 12, 2007 at 10am to 3pm, the University of West Florida – sponsored by the Department of Computer Science – conducts a Programming Contest, open for private, public or homeschooled High School students. Read more about it and register at the High School Programming Contest Page.
On Saturday April 14, 2007 between 10am to 10pm, Bits & Bytes – the Computer Science Student Organization at UWF – runs a LAN Party (aka. Advanced Networking Project) in the Lobby of the Computer Science Building. For details contact by email.
The local chapter of the AITP Association of Information Technology Professionals held its annual Intramural Programming Competition at the CS department on February 2, 2007, between 1 and 4pm. The contestants had to program a interactive application in Java under the pressure of the clock.
Participating were Mithal Ashraf (finished 2nd), Gino Costantini, Roger Hawthorne, Christoph Frei (finished 1st), Ryan Fried, Roger Hawthorne, Keith Roberson and Eric Wessman.
UWF is expected to send two competitors to the National Competition held in Detroit (MI) March 29-31, 2007.