Entries by Scott Robertson

ICS Students Sweep Hawaii Annual Code Challenge – AGAIN

This year’s Hawaii Annual Code Challenge had around 150 participating developers and around 40 teams. ICS students were on all three of the prize-winning teams: First Place ($4000): OverEasi – Alyssandra Cabading, Eric Lam, Irene Ma, Shane Severino Second Place ($2000): Game The System – Matthew Sahara, Isaac Lee, David Liang, Frendy Lio, Spencer Young, and […]

Kyle Hart wins 2020 Innovation Breakthrough Challenge

Kyle Hart, an ICS Computer Science Ph.D. student and Hawaii Data Science Fellow, has won the 2020 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge run by the Shidler College of Business and the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship. His business proposal, Nowcasting Solar Irradiance, uses artificial intelligence to forecast cloud cover, an important problem for electric utilities on islands. Ty […]

Professor Still Invited to Present at the IBM Research Information Lens Workshop

Dr. Susanne Still has been invited to join a list of distinguished computer scientists and mathematicians at the First IBM Research Information Lens Workshop. The virtual workshop takes place from September 29 – October 2. The goal of the workshop is: “Arguably, we are today in the midst of another information revolution, with the advent […]

Congratulations ICS Graduates of 2020

The ICS Department congratulates everyone who obtained a degree in Spring/Summer 2020. We are very proud of you. Since we can not have an in-person graduation ceremony or our usual ICS party, the faculty created this video for our graduates: Bachelor of Arts in Information and Computer Science Mercedez F. Castro Barryn Theodore Ka Lok […]

Aloha Mask

With financial help from Oceanit and use of the FabLab in the College of Engineering, ICS Ph.D. graduate Sergey Negrashov has teamed up with Physics student Chris Ketter to mass produce precut, cloth mask sewing kits for healthcare organizations and emergency workers . The team founded Aloha Mask to connect fabric donations, sewers, distributors and […]

AlgoPARC Hosts Workshop on Parallel Algorithms and Data Structures

With support from the National Science Foundation, Associate Professor Nodari Sitchinava is hosting the Second Hawaii Workshop on Parallel Algorithms and Data Structures . The workshop takes place from Dec. 9-13. According to the workshop announcement on AlgoPARC’s website: “Since the mid-2000s, it became clear that parallelism is an essential tool for improving computational throughput […]

ICS Teams Participate at the 2019 ICPC Pacific NW Regional Contest

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 four teams of ICS students represented UH Manoa at the 2019 Pacific NW Regional Programming Contest held as part of the 2019 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) North America Regionals. The Pacific NW Region is comprised of Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern/central California and western Nevada. Because of […]

Ty Uehara Takes First Prize at Breakthrough Innovation Challenge. Gets International Media Coverage

ICS junior and avid motorcycle rider, Ty Uehara, won first prize ($2000) at the Shidler College of Business’ Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) Breakthrough Innovation Challenge. Inspired by a friend’s near-fatal accident, Ty designed a motorcycle helmet that detects an accident, automatically calls 911, sends location information, and allows the rider to speak to […]