Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.

— Edward Berard


Please save Thursday, October 2, 2014 on your calendar for the Grand Opening of Villanova's CAVE Facility in Falvey Memorial Library.The campus event is planned to start at 2:00 pm and will be held in the Falvey Hall Lobby (formerly known as Old Falvey and Viewing Room 4), and will include tours of the CAVE through the afternoon. More...

Tuesday, September 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...

This presentation is part of our department colloquium series. Everyone is invited to attend.



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Department Entrepreneurs

John Keleher received his BS in Computer Science from Villanova University in 2002. He went on to receive his MS in Computer Science from American University, where he achieved a perfect academic record focusing his research on the Web and Internet technologies. Before finishing graduate school, he co-founded Benton Consulting, a software services firm. John has been professionally and academically involved in the World Wide Web and consulting since 2000. He has worked on strategy for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley with R.B.Webber & Co., developed web applications for one of the top 5 software service firms in the world, Accenture, and independently led Web initiatives for several small organizations both domestically and internationally. After a few years of consulting, he found that he wanted to specialize in a particular Web technology. In 2008, along with a few other colleagues, John became familiar with the lack of technology in the world of college athletics. It was then that he found his passion for solving the problem of coaches, athletic directors, and compliance officers. He is driven to uncovering the challenges of each client, develop an understanding of what they need, and deliver the industry leading features of ARMS, Athletic Relationship Management Software.

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