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Volume 4, Issue 13
February 13, 2002

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Two in CS receive CAREER awards

The Department of Computer Science has received notification that assistant professors Johannes Gehrke and Andrew Myers are among this year's recipients of the National Science Foundation's CAREER Awards.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

Gehrke's research is in the development of new data mining and database technology. His grant is entitled "Towards Sensor Database Systems." Myers' research is focused on security, programming language design and implementation, and persistent and distributed object systems. The grant is for his project, "Practical Language-Based End-to-End Security."

ECE announces upcoming colloquium topics

The ECE Colloquium is held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Phillips Hall; refreshments are served at 4:15 p.m. in the Phillips Hall Lounge. Speakers and topics for upcoming colloquia are:

February 19
Associate Professor Al Phillips, ECE "Is This the Greatest FET Theory in the Whole-Wide-World?"

March 12
David S. Roth, Mitre Corp., "Development of Software Radios From a Systems Engineering Perspective"

CSE Conference to feature outstanding speakers

Sign up now for the April 11-13 event: This April's Cornell Society of Engineers Conference focuses on the convergence of engineering and the life sciences. It's a timely topic, and we have excellent speakers. All students, faculty and staff are welcome, but we do need you to register. Here's the web address for the conference schedule and registration:

We look forward to your participation.

--Marsha Pickens, Assistant Dean, Engineering Alumni Affairs and Development

Eng Admissions: Applicants up again this year

The Engineering Admissions Office is pleased to announce that applications are up again this year -- approximately 6 percent or 315 applications. This represents an increase of almost 1,000 applications over the past two years. The regular admissions review process began on January 2nd and is solidly underway. We will review over 4,500 applications during the course of the spring semester, completing the review process in mid-March. Decision letters will be mailed to candidates on April 3rd. With a solid foundation of engineering students admitted in early decision, the Engineering Admissions Office looks forward to continuing the excellence of recent entering engineering classes by enrolling a superb class of engineers next fall!

BOOM 2002 scheduled for March 6

BOOM (Bits On Our Mind) 2002
Wednesday, March 6
4 - 6 p.m.
Upson Hall - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors

This year's BOOM is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It showcases student efforts in creativity in digital technology and applications. Participants from all disciplines will present projects from courses, research, or independent work.

This exciting event is loaded with unique and creative presentations. Display at BOOM and make a lasting impression! Deadline for projects is February 18.

To submit your project, visit

Student web development job opening

The Engineering Admissions Office is looking for an experienced student web master who can create dynamic, exciting, and informative web pages and improve upon our existing site:

Working closely with the Associate Director of Admissions, you will develop, expand and maintain our web site that focuses on the needs of prospective students, parents, and guidance counselors. This position requires a self-starter who will produce professional caliber work that is both dynamic and interactive. We offer schedule flexibility and earned autonomy. If you're looking for a professional level experience, with flexibility and a creative work atmosphere, then please apply!

Hours are flexible (roughly 8 to 10 per week) and pay is negotiable. If you'd like to apply or have questions contact Scott Campbell (

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