Enrollment is up more than 300 percent in the Department of Computer Science. Students and alumni of the B.A. and B.S. programs in computer science explain what attracted them to the field and to UAB.

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Writing a book isn’t easy, but faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences produced more than a dozen in 2021. Thirteen faculty from eight departments wrote books on rhetoric and the Dead Sea Scrolls, pandemic bioethics, medical epigenetics, world politics and more.

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Jake Chen, Ph.D., associate director of the Informatics Institute, is the first ACM member in Alabama to be honored as a Distinguished Member in this category.

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UAB computer scientists are contributing to a DARPA-funded initiative with artificial intelligence-based programming languages that allow humans to understand the “safety and correctness of code in the wild.”
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The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program at UAB, a collaborative effort between the Department of Computer Science and Department of Criminal Justice, has trained 23 graduate students since it began in 2017. A $300,000-plus renewal will continue the work to enhance America’s cyber-defenses.
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With a new NSF grant, computer scientists are developing a precision flood prediction system that pushes the boundaries of the young field of geometric deep learning. Their work could lead to better route recommendations in navigation apps and breakthroughs in drug discovery and development of novel, energy-efficient materials.
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Data science is one of today's hottest fields. Meet staff from the departments of Medicine and Biostatistics who are preparing to expand their roles at work and pursue personal goals in the university’s graduate program, which launched in 2018.
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Yuliang Zheng, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Computer Science, explains the key words, career paths, titles and salaries of jobs in data science fields.
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UAB's cyber-security master’s program is preparing a new workforce for a booming field with ever-increasing demand and a shortage of skills. The program’s unique focus on both cyber defense and cyber investigations “is ideal for a student like me who wants a combination of both specialties,” said student Lindsey Sandlin.
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Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices are at risk for complications when undergoing heart surgery. UAB’s multi-disciplinary team is creating a platform to train anesthesiologists to help.

Writing a book isn’t easy, but faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences produced nearly two-dozen — for the second year in a row. Twenty faculty from 13 departments wrote books on police violence, John Milton, democracy in Bangladesh, addiction, postcommunist theatre and more.

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Learn how UAB bioinformaticist Jake Chen, Ph.D., and computer scientist Da Yan, Ph.D., shifted their venerable gathering online and aided the fight against COVID-19.

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An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students are using machine learning to identify geographic areas in which social determinants contribute to the COVID-19 burden as a way to improve the public health response.

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Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award during a virtual reception Sept. 9. See what the award recipients say they learned from UAB’s up-and-coming scientists.

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Pro-style teaching videos, interactive Canvas modules, Zoom breakout rooms: Four faculty adapted their courses in innovative ways to boost engagement and collaboration — and they plan to continue using these techniques.

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Do you have more time on your hands while social-distancing? Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences published 13 books in 2019 on subjects ranging from lifestyles and aging to advancements in satellite archaeology.

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Go behind the scenes of our latest grants and contracts in this new series — including a grant that is taking UAB investigators into the heart of the dark web of opioid trafficking.  

A social worker turned social media detective is the latest success story from UAB’s cyber security programs, in which students can get paid to outwit romance scammers, terrorists, bank thieves and more. 

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Working in the learning place: Campus internships build student resumes and demonstrate they can succeed in the workplace while advancing UAB’s strategic goals.

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Students who coded significant contributions to program opening access to UAB’s supercomputer are “able to demonstrate that they’ve done some real work.”
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By creating online assets in Canvas, using rental textbooks or older editions and seeking out free online resources, 17 UAB faculty, powered by AIM grants, have saved students more than $1.1 million on instructional materials.

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Through a UAB professor’s crowdsourcing efforts, volunteers are able to provide textbooks to visually impaired children in Bangladesh.
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The M3 Camp gives students from underserved communities the chance to learn high-level computing.

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The UAB Crime REU program is an eight-week NSF program designed for undergraduate students to conduct hands-on research.

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UAB researchers have received funding to investigate the damage caused to the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem after the 2010 BP oil spill.

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