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Former Google and Uber Executive Brian McClendon Joins the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center and EECS as a Research Professor

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Brian McClendon, who co-created Google Earth and was recently a vice president of Advanced Technologies at Uber Technologies Inc. and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering will join the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center as research professor. Read more...


Kulkarni Named First Recipient of EECS Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Prasad Kulkarni, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, has been named the first-ever recipient of the department’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship. Read more...


EECS Cyber Security Activities Highlighted in Kansas Alumni Magazine

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

EECS faculty and students are involved in a variety of cyber security activities. The March 2017 Kansas Alumni Magazine contains a cover story titled “Domain Defenders: Students look beyond the classroom to study the art of cyber war.” This lengthy piece discusses KU EECS participation in cyber defense competitions, the KU’s Scholarship for Service Program- Jayhawk SFS and the department’s cyber blitz events with local high school students and soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. Read more...


EECS Students win Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Competition Awards

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Andres S. Hernandez received an all campus Undergraduate Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Research Award for Best Oral Presentation. Graduate students Siddharth Gangadhar and Hamid Mahmoudi were award recipients for the Sigma Xi Research Competition in the early graduate and advanced graduate student categories, respectively. Read more...


Professor James Rowland Named Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Professor James Rowland has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He received this honor partly because of his ABET work for ASEE as well has being listed as a Founder for the IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, now in its 46th year. Read more...


KU’s Hosts Inaugural Hackathon

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

KU hosted an inaugural hackathon, JayHacks, in February 2017. The event drew students from all over the Midwest. Read more...


ACM Distinguished Lecture, Is our software gender-inclusive? Speaker: Dr. Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University: 4/27/17 12:30 in Spahr Classroom: Pizza is Provided

Published on April 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost

ACM Distinguished Lecture Title: Is our software gender-inclusive? Speaker: Dr. Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University Place: Spahr Classroom Date: Thursday April 27, 2017 Time: 12:30-1:30 Pizza will be provided Margaret Burnett Abstract: Gender inclusiveness in the software workforce is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor—the software itself. Research into how individual differences cluster by gender shows that males and females tend to work differently with software that aims to help people solve problems (e.g., tools for debugging, for end-user programming, for game-based learning, and for visualizing information). However, many features of problem-solving software are (inadvertently) designed around the way males tend to problem-solve. In this talk, I’ll explain 5 facets of gender inclusiveness in software and how they tie to a large body of foundational work from computer science, psychology, education, communications, and women’s studies. I’ll also present emerging work on our GenderMag method, an inspection method that encapsulates these 5 facets into practitioner-ready form. Emerging empirical results suggest that GenderMag is remarkably effective at enabling software practitioners to pinpoint gender inclusiveness issues in their own software. Read more...