Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

— Edsger W. Dijkstra

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Department Space Renovations

Posted: 2014/7/21

The department space renovation is proceeding well. Main office renovations on first floor and a new collaboration area on second. Dr. Cassel made a Facebook page to track the progress. You might want to check VU Computing Sciences Facebook. More...

Faculty/Staff Award Winners!

Posted: 2014/5/20

photo of all four The Computing Sciences department boasts several members who received special recognition this spring for outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to Mirela Damian, Thomas Way, Najib Nadi and Robert Beck. Dr. Damian was presented with the 2014 Veritas Award for Research Excellence in the Sciences. Dr. Way received the 2014 Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching. Professor Nadi was awarded an “Above and Beyond Award” which recognizes individuals and groups who go above and beyond the routine call of duty. Dr. Beck received a 2014 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, which recognizes computing professors for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates (particularly women and minorities) in computing-related fields. Congratulations to all, we are very proud of you. More...

Google Glass Research TeamDr. Tom Way led a team from Villanova who attended the Google Glass Accessibility Workshop on Thursday May 15 and Friday, May 16, 2014 at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. This kick-off event for Google Glass accessibility projects gathered about 40 researchers from universities in the US and UK to meet with Google scientists and developers to share research ideas and learn about how to develop applications for Glass that can assist people with various disabilities. More...

Summer Cloud Computing course

Posted: 2014/5/19

This summer, adjunct professor Dr. Peter DePasquale, will be offering a graduate special topics course on the topic of Cloud Computing. This course covers: the examination of cloud infrastructures, trends in cloud computing, deploying applications "in the cloud" using virtualization and resource management, cloud security issues and access control management, and more! More...

Young Professionals Forum

Posted: 2014/4/27

On April 23rd Professors Joyce and Obermyer combined their two evening classes for a "Young Professionals Forum". The combined undergraduate Software Engineering class and graduate Software Studio class was visited by 9 recent program graduates who shared their experiences of being recent professionals. Themes included what their jobs were like, what to look for in a company/organization, the type of development process they use, a typical work day, and so on. Pizza and other snacks were served. Special thanks to the returning grads: William Solomito, Christopher Chestnut, James Bradley, Bianca Isidro, Kristy Majetich, Mauro Mescia, Zachary Fanelle, Kurt Lehmer, and Mikhail Oza. More...


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Ben LeDonni graduated from Villanova University with a BSCS in 2002 and an MSCS in 2003. After graduating, Ben worked for Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, where he was the lead developer on a team that developed and supported a Windows Application for a customer. He then began working for BrickSimple, a software development company, where he worked with Java, XML, Tomcat, MySQL and other technologies to develop web applications using cutting edge technology. Ben has also been conceptualizing, designing, developing and supporting websites on his own for the past three years. He decided to start his own LLC, Creative Multimedia Solutions, which focuses on developing web presences for companies that don't have a website or need one that is more up to date. It also provides network and PC support in and around the Northeast Philadelphia area.

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