Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Internship Roll Call

This semester, Spring 2015, we have 5 students with internships for academic credit.
  • Daniel Burke at Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jordan Drane at Professional Development Alliance, Regional Offices of Education in Will/Gurndy Counties
  • Bryona Johnson at Catholic Charities
  • Timothy Kowalski at Will County Sheriff's Office
  • Maximilian Thurner at Argonne National Laboratory
Last semester we had 2 students with internships for academic credit.
  • Michele Stefanich at Exelon
  • Abraham Ortega at Catholic Charities.
This does not count students employed in their chosen fields who are not taking an internship credit.

Congratulations to these students for the fine work that they do.

Prepare for your own internship.  Get involved in small projects, volunteer projects so you can be ready for the next opportunity.

December 2014 - Graduation!

As the quad was decked in holiday lights, December 2014

two Information Technology majors graduated.    Stephen Heap and Tyler Pinta had a terrific reason to celebrate this Christmas!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Computer Vision - SportVu

October 2014

SF’s Computer Science Department welcomed Jennifer Piane, a Senior Systems Architect from STATS, who gave us a behind the scenes look at STATS' SportVu, player tracking software. 

Ms Piane provided insight into the technology and the statistics it can provide.  In addition she discussed how SportVu has been used for soccer matches.   It was a fascinating presentation.

The NBA began using SportVu at the start of the 2013-2014 basketball season. Using six cameras installed at every stadium, SportVu uses innovative computer vision software, developed by STATS, to track the movement of players and the ball.

Congratulations Seniors - May 2014

May 2014

Steve Jensen, Max Thurner, Dana Hill, Kyle Loughran

Congratulations to this semesters graduates:   Dana Hill (Information Technology), Steve Jensen (Computer Science), Kyle Loughran (Computer Science),  Maximilian Thurner (Computer Science), Daniel Weltmeyer(Information Technology).

We're very proud of you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

USF Fighting Saints powered by USF CompSci students

April, 2014
The 2014 Senior Project students have set a new standard!  They have developed a mobile app to allow students, faculty and staff to keep track of whats happening in the athletic department.

The app is available on iTunes and Google Play for free.  Look up USF Fighting Saints.

With your mobile phone you can then track the latest stories from the Athletic department, look at the rosters drilling down to student images and individual stats for Football, Volleyball, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Soccer, Baseball, and Softball.  You can also see when any athletic event is on the schedule.   Additionally you can look up the the gym schedule to see if the gym is open.

The Senior Project team was Nicholas Bond, Stephen Heap, Dana Hill, Steven Jensen, Kyle Loughran, Maximilian Thurner, and Daniel Weltmeyer.

Congratulations on an excellent job.

(L-R)Stephen Heap, Max Thurner, Steve Jensen, Kyle Loughran, Dan Weltmeyer, Dana Hill.   Not pictured - Nick Bond.
Download it now:

Link for Android

Link for iPhone

Alumni Student Event, Another Fun Time

On April 8th 2014 Computer Science Department alumni and students gathered together for a most enjoyable and productive evening.

Students brought resumes with them so the alumni could give them individual advice.  Suggestions helped the students gain confidence for interviews.

We celebrated our award winning students and inducted three students into the Epsilon Delta Pi Honor society.

Max Thurner was our 2014 Joan Nahas Ramuta Award winner.  While Max has worked this past year as a lab assistant, prior to that he was always willing to tutor students, encouraging them in their work and letting them know that they could succeed just as he has. Max is often found lending a hand as others prepare or present, adding technical background, a critical ear to help them smooth things out, and enthusiastic encouragement when the event takes place.His work on technical problems helped improve the processes used to keep an environment where students could work efficiently.  His spirit and welcoming manner made the lab a warm and welcoming environment.

Steven Jensen was our 2014 Meritorious Service Winner for his great work as a lab assistant for these past two years, providing tutoring to students and problem solving when there’s a problem in the lab.  Steve also has presented twice at our Tech Talks, a new initiative to give students a chance to talk about topics that others students are interested in.   His first talk was on hacking.  His second talk was on using Ruby on Rails and the importance of internships.

Nickolas Bond, Zachary Hunter, and Michelle Stefanich were inducted into the Epsilon Delta Pi Honor Society.  To be a member you must have a 3.2 GPA, have completed 3 upper division in Computer Science totaling at least 9 hours, and have earned 75 credit hours overall.

Congratulations to our new inductees and award winners.

A grateful thanks to our outstanding alumni!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tech Talk - Ruby on Rails

Join us for another Tech Talk 
Wednesday, March 26th, 
Noon in 
A119 - The CompSci Computer Lab.
Steve Jensen, Computer Science Senior, will talk about Ruby on Rails, an open source language used for web development.  He will talk about learning the language, how he uses it at his internship at Argonne National Labs.  You'll get insight into why Rails is so very popular.