Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

Stories

  • Loyola STARS Computing Corps Members Engage in Diverse Outreach Activities

    03/13/2013. Students at Loyola have engaged in a diverse set of outreach activities, with particular attention now turning to the Greater Chicago Regional Botball Tournament coming up on Sunday, April 14 at the Museum of Science and Industry. Botball is an action-packed robotics competition for middle and high-school students that integrates robot building, programming, documentation writing, and even a bit of mathematical analysis.
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  • Loyola Sponsors Regional Botball Competition

    12/05/2013. Loyola played a key role in this year's Greater Chicago Regional Botball competition. The competition took place on April 14 at the Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Non-Computer Science Majors Challenged to Build Android Apps Over J-Term

    01/27/2014. The ten students who enrolled in COMP 125 over J-Term were in for quite a surprise. COMP 125 is an intro course to programming designed for non-CS majors. These ten brave souls were tasked with creating their very own custom Apps for Android using AppInventor, a tool freely available for all.
  • Intern profile

    Exploring social: Computer Science major Salomon Smeke spent his summer interning at 4C working on social media ads

    Salomon Smeke Loyola senior Salomon Smeke is a Mexico City native who spent his summer being a sort of Mr. Fixit as an intern for 4C—a social media advertising and technology company based in Chicago. In this internship, Smeke was lured by his longtime interest in computer technology but soon discovered a newfound interest in advertising.
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  • Honors Students Author Book on Big Data and Discrimination

    Big data meets big ethical problems for students in Dr. Mark Albert’s computer science course this semester. The honors students enrolled in this unique class are working to put together a textbook that explains the rise of big data and its implications on discrimination and privacy concerns.
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  • Faculty

    Machine Learning at Loyola

    CTSDH Graduate Fellow Aman Meghrajani recently caught up with Dmitriy Dligach, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to learn more about his work on the topic of machine learning.
  • Student Excellence

    Information Systems student wins big with music app idea

    Jonah Murray, a senior majoring in information systems, earned third place in the Chicago Innovation Challenge for a concert-review app prototype.
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  • Mentoring

    Breaking the code: Loyola students give back and teach school children robotics

    Training tomorrow’s coders: Chicagoland elementary and middle schoolers learned computer programming from Loyola students and participated in a robotics competition.
  • STARS Leadership Corps activities continue

    Loyola's chapter of the STARS Leadership Corps (SLC) of the STARS Alliance is continuing to work towards the goal of broadening participation in computing. The new chapter website includes a blog with reports of recent activities. Some examples are teaching Scratch programming to youngsters at a community center, making presentations about computing at high schools and elementary schools, mentoring a high school robotics team, mentoring high school students in the American Computer Science League contest, and teaching computing skills to refugees.
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  • CS Department participating in EduPar Curricular Initiative

    Loyola University Chicago's CS Department is participating in a multi-institutional curricular initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing.
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  • Dr. Harrington serves as judge at the 2012 World Programming Competition

    Dr Andrew Harrington of the Loyola Computer Science Department will be a World Finals Judge for the the ACM-ICPC World Finals in May, 2012. The ACM-ICPC World Finals will be located in located in Warsaw, Poland. The contest will run from May 14 - 18.
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  • Recent Graduate Receives Two Fellowships

    2011 Bioinformatics Laurel Yohe has received two prestigious fellowships.
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  • Feature Article

    Loyola Students and Faculty Engage in Spring and Summer Outreach

    Loyola Students and Faculty Engage in Spring and Summer Outreach
  • New Course COMP 366/450: Microcontroller Design and Interfacing

    04/14/2014. The Department of Computer Science is pleased to offer a new and exciting course: Comp 366 (450 for graduate students) “Microcontroller Design and Interfacing”.
  • Spring 2014 Student Presentations

    04/29/14. On top of celebrating a great semester and recognizing the achievements of individual students this Wednesday (04/30/14), nine groups of students would like to demonstrate their project accomplishments over the past semester.
  • Loyola Professor Highlights Computer Science for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

    01/27/2014. Dr. Ronald Greenberg provided some fun activities at Science Nights recruiting events for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
  • Dr. Peter Dordal Author of New Open Textbook

    Technology, as we all know, is constantly in flux. But how academic institutions react to its ever-changing nature can underscore the success of students. Dr. Peter Dordal’s free online/open textbook, An Introduction to Computer Networks, offers a technology-based learning opportunity to students. The book is drawing strong attention from commentators in the technology community, as noted through Hacker News. This measures the pulse of ideas and interest is this field.
  • Creating the Next Generation of Programmers

    Loyola students are going out in the community to introduce children and teens to computer science—and to improve diversity in the field.
  • Intern profile

    Exploring social: Computer Science major Salomon Smeke spent his summer interning at 4C working on social media ads

    Salomon Smeke Loyola senior Salomon Smeke is a Mexico City native who spent his summer being a sort of Mr. Fixit as an intern for 4C—a social media advertising and technology company based in Chicago. In this internship, Smeke was lured by his longtime interest in computer technology but soon discovered a newfound interest in advertising.
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  • Programming Skills : Eighth grader Calvin Osborne shares game programming skills with Loyola students

    Calvin Osborne presented a guest talk to Loyola University Chicago Computer Science students from several sections of Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (Comp 170) on this November 8, 2016. Calvin, an eighth grade student at Lake Forest Country Day School, demonstrated his work to update and customize Minecraft with a mod called Mineautica, explained how he implemented the changes in java, and how he worked with a small team to create new graphic elements for the game.