Computer Science

First Innovation Fund proposal will increase computing graduate assistants, grow talent epicenter

The first proposal to the Innovation Fund, one of President Philomena V. Mantella's initiatives to propel Grand Valley forward, is underway and seeks to increase enrollment in computing programs by annually hiring more graduate assistants sponsored by industry partners.

Jun 23, 2020


Computer science students partner with companies and government on collaborative projects

From machine-learning algorithms to research databases to data aggregation, more than a dozen teams of Grand Valley computer science students showcased collaborative work projects at the Fall 2019 Computer Science Senior Project Reception December 11 at the Kirkhof Center. 

Dec 12, 2019


Coolers, air quality maps and more on display for PCEC project day

A robotic cooler that uses GPS to follow its owner and a computer visualization of air quality in Grand Rapids were just two of more than a dozen different projects that were showcased at the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing's Fall 2019 Project Day.

Dec 5, 2019


Grand Valley faculty member wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

Szymon Machajewski, an affiliate professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems, has been named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award in the "Optimizing Student Experience" category.

Jul 16, 2019


Computer science professor's paper named Top 10 of all time by trade group

Scott Grissom, professor and assistant director of the School of Computing and Information Systems, has been recognized for his work on one of the Top 10 research papers in the field of computer science education.

Apr 1, 2019


Computer science students show off capstone projects

An app that helps cancer patients manage the side effects of their treatment, an app that helps college students better manage their budget, and a tool to help record and share the location of bike trails are just some of the projects that more than 30 Grand Valley computer science students worked on as part of their senior capstone class.

Dec 19, 2018


Alumnus researches use of artificial intelligence for humanitarian efforts

For many years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, have been widely used for military operations. But a recent computer science graduate took a deep dive into researching another use of drones: search and rescue efforts for humanitarian purposes.

Oct 29, 2018


Two alumni credit Laker Connections for their academic success

Juan Mascorro-Guerrero and Gloire Rubambiza found their way to Grand Valley from Mexico and Uganda, respectively. They were both immigrants, arriving in Michigan with their families, learning to adjust to school then thriving with excellent grades at their high schools. Both Mascorro-Guerrero and Rubambiza will begin graduate degree programs in the fall, and both earned graduate assistantships to pay for their tuition and living expenses.

Jun 26, 2018