Entries by Scott Robertson

ICS Teams Win Big at Hawaii Annual Code Challenge

The culmination of the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) was demo day on September 23rd. Teams presented their solutions to several challenges for improving state government to a large audience and a group of impressive judges: Governor David Ige State Senator Glenn Wakai Todd Nacapuy, Hawaii Chief Innovation Officer Miller Abel, Principal Technologist, Bill and Melinda […]

CIS Research Talk, Blockchain Applications beyond Cryptocurrency, Lipyeow Lim, 9/25 4:30pm, Hamilton 3F

Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) Research Talk September 25, 4:30pm, Hamilton 3F Blockchain Applications beyond Cryptocurrency Dr. Lipyeow Lim Information and Computer Sciences Dept. Blockchain technology has graduated from supporting cryptocurrency to many other fields. There is an explosion of blockchain proof-of-concepts in the financial sector and beyond. In this talk, we will NOT dive […]

Ph.D. Proposal Defense: Ben Karsin, Oct. 2, 11am, POST 302

A Performance Model for Designing Provably Efficient GPU Algorithms Ben Karsin October 2, 2017, 11AM POST 302 Abstract: Over the past two decades, advances in Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have made them increasingly effective at solving general computationally intensive tasks. However, many existing algorithms are not well-suited to the unique architectural features of the GPU. […]

Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Demo Day (9/23)

The month-long Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) kicked off on Aug. 26 at the East-West Center with hundreds of computer programmers, software developers, and tech-minded innovators accepting the State of Hawaii’s challenge to lend their collective creativity toward improving state government. Community teams will return to the East-West Center, Imin Conference Center, for the HACC Judging […]

$1M NSF Grant for STEM+Computing

The University of Hawaii, has been awarded a $1M grant from the National Science Foundation’s STEM + Computing (STEM+C) program under Award# 1738824. ICS Associate Faculty Specialist Gerald Lau is a Co-Principal Investigator on the project, which is titled “Computer Science Principles (CSP) for All in Hawaii (#CSP4Hawaii).” The University of Hawaii, in collaboration with the […]

Nadiya Straton – ICS Seminar, Thursday, June 22, POST 302

Thursday, June 22, 1:00pm, POST 302 Comparative Methods Study on Predicting User Engagement with Health Care Content on Social Media Nadiya Straton Department of IT Management Copenhagen Business School Abstract: Facebook “post popularity” analysis is fundamental for differentiating between relevant posts and posts with low user engagement. This research study aims at health and care organizations to […]

March for Science Hawaii Set for April 22

The Information and Computer Sciences Department is a proud endorser of the March for Science in Hawaii. The nationwide March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. Marches will take place in cities across the country on Earth […]