Department of Computer Science

Cracking codes: FSU computer scientists look to develop method to improve app speed, efficiency

Computers process innumerable instructions per day. A Florida State University and Michigan Technological University research team wants to make apps, from those found on a cell phone to ones used by super computers at big data centers, run more efficiently. FSU Professor of Computer Science David Whalley and FSU-Panama City faculty member Gang-Ryung Uh along […]

FSU researchers explore how tech can support older adults through $14.7-million consortium grant

Florida State University researchers are part of a consortium that has been awarded a $14.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to work with emerging and existing technologies to promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of older adults and provide support for older adults with cognitive impairments. Initially funded in 1999, […]

Five questions with Breanna Myles — FSU first-year student and Miss Teen USA 

Florida State University · FSU Student is the new Miss Teen USA For the past six years, Florida State University freshman Breanna Myles has competed in pageants with aspirations of being selected Miss Teen USA. Myles achieved this dream in November after becoming the first woman of African/Latina descent to represent Florida and win the […]

FSU early career researchers receive prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the prestigious CAREER Award, a grant given to promising up-and-coming researchers who are expected to become leaders in their fields. Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards are given to junior faculty with the potential to serve as role models in […]

FSU researcher receives NSF funding to make higher-performing computer apps

A Florida State University researcher is working to make computer processors execute applications in a more energy-efficient manner with the help of a new $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. “The general goal is to increase performance but to do it in a manner that is more energy efficient than the dominant computer processors […]

New boarding procedures, smaller cabin size may limit infection on planes

During major epidemics, cramped airplane cabins are fertile ground for the spread of infection, but new research suggests changing routine boarding protocols could be a key to reducing rampant transmission of disease. In response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak that grounded hundreds of international flights, Florida State University Associate Professor of Computer Science Ashok Srinivasan […]

FSU joins ‘Hour of Code’ global movement

The Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries, is making its way to Florida State University.  While multiple dialects and cultures have participated in the worldwide phenomenon, each Hour of Code event is characterized by one common language — computer code.  The event, sponsored by […]

FSU computer science wins $4.6M grant to support cybersecurity scholars

A new multimillion grant to the Florida State University Department of Computer Science will help dozens of students finance their education and help prepare them for careers in cybersecurity. The National Science Foundation awarded the department a $4.6 million grant to help fund the education of students who are specifically pursuing cybersecurity studies. It is […]