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  • CU Cyber team wins 1st place at the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition. [more]
  • HCC PhD student Divine Maloney wins the Best Doctoral Consortium Presentation at the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference in Osaka, Japan.
  • School of Computing Honors and Awards Ceremony Spring 2019 [photos]
  • SoC senior lecturer and undergraduate program coordinator, Dr. Chris Plaue, receives Clemson University Student Accessibility Services' Accessibility Advocate of the Year award.
  • DPA alumna, Jennifer Thompson, worked as a lighting artist at MPC on the recently released Aquaman film and on the upcoming release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
  • HCC faculty member Dr. Guo Freeman, along with colleagues at Indiana University, receives the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at The 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019). [more]
  • DPA alumnus, Alex Beaty, has worked in animation, layout, and as a director for Blur Studios where he worked on animation layout for the new Netflix series “Love Death & Robots.”
  • SoC associate professor, Dr. Sophie Joerg, receives the 2019 Clemson Board of Trustees Faculty Award for Excellence.
  • HCC faculty member Dr. Guo Freeman receives a NSF CHS CRII grant to study how we can make computing technologies and technological practices more inclusive, affordable, accessible, and open to the general public. [more]
  • DPA Alumnus Pratham Karnik is a compositor for Gradient Effects in Culver City, CA where he completed shots for the new TNT series “I Am the Night.”
  • HCC faculty members Drs. Freeman and McNeese's iConference 2019 paper "The Innovation Ecology: Collaborative Information, Community Support, and Policy in A Creative Technology Community" has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2019 Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper. This is the conference’s most prestigious award. [more]
  • Olivia Nche-Eyabi, SoC HCC PhD student, takes part in a high-tech effort to break the cycle of poverty [more]
  • SoC PhD student, Divine Maloney, is selected as a 2019 Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellow.
  • Human-Centered Computing PhD student, Brodrick Stigall, receives the Institute of International Education (IIE) Graduate International Research Experiences (IIE-GIRE) Scholarship.
  • Human-Centered Computing PhD student, Daricia Wilkinson, receives the 2019 Facebook Fellowship award! [more]


  • SoC staff member Kaley Goodwin wins the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences 2018 Exceptional Staff Award. [more]
  • BDSI student Minjae Woo and HCC students Marie Jarrell and Daricia Wilkinson present their research to students at Montessori of Anderson and Midway Elementary. [photos]
  • SoC grad student, Ruslan Shaydulin, is mentioned in Argonne National Lab news.He is working on solving optimization and learning problems on near-term quantum devices. You can read the full article here.
  • Dr. Kelly Caine receives the College of Engineering Computing and Applied Sciences Dean’s Professorship Award.
  • HCC PhD student Byron Lowens is among 200 young researchers from around the world selected to participate in this year’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany. [read more]
  • SoC's Drs. Amy Apon and Nathan McNeese, together with Drs. Laine Mears, Josh Summers, Laura Stanley and Deborah Switzer, receive a $3M grant from the NSF NRT program. [read more]
  • SoC students Hongda Li and Nishant Vishwamitra receive the Talford Annual Fellowship awards for 2018-2019. [photo]
  • SoC grad student, Jessica Baron, receives the Dr. Robert M. Geist, III Annual Fellowship in Computing award. She is looking forward to presenting her work mid-September at the International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics (ICCVG) in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Clemson University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) [read more]
  • Two papers first-authored by two Ph.D. students from Dr. Hongxin Hu's team were accepted by the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS 2018). ACM CCS is the largest top-tier security conference. [read more]
  • SoC professors Feng Luo, James Wang, and Pradip Srimani receive a new NSF award "ABI Innovation: Fast Algorithms and Tools for Single-Molecule Sequencing Reads"
  • Dr. Sabarish Babu, along with Elham Ebrahimi, Andrew Robb, Leah Hartman, and Christopher Pagano, have their paper titled "Effects of Anthropometric Fidelity of Self-Avatars on Reach Boundary Estimation in Immersive Virtual Environments" accepted at the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception 2018.
  • Dr. Sabarish Babu is a Co-PI on a recently awarded NSF proposal: IUSE: EHR: Assessing Virtual Reality Field Experiences for Enhanced Learning in the Geosciences with PI Stephen Moysey, and Co-PIs Matt Boyer, Kelly Lazar and Catherine Mobley.
  • SoC faculty members Drs. Larry Hodges, Brygg Ullmer, Stephen Hedetniemi, Jerry Tessendorf, Andrew Duchowski, and Sandra Hedetniemi, receive a University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award (URSAAA) for exceptional achievement and international recognition in their fields!
  • Dr. Alex Herzog receives a National Scholars Program Award of Distinction, for which he was nominated by his research student Grace Glenn.
  • SoC students Simeon Babatunde, Will Concannon, Nushrat Humaira, Sally Lee, Jamal Nasser, Daniel Smith, and Justin Sybrandt have been inducted into Clemson’s chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon. K-12 STEAM teachers Sandy Bradshaw and Jonathan Scrivner spoke at the ceremony. [photos] [video]
  • SoC student William Shuler Cotton wins both Outstanding Senior in The School of Computing and Cullinet Software Outstanding Senior awards. [read more]
  • Amazon Web Services partnered with with Clemson’s ACM Chapter to kick off the first all day cloud computing hackathon "Clemson Cloud-a-Thon" on Saturday, April 7. Students got to meet engineers and recruiters from Amazon Web Services.
  • SoC faculty members Sabarish Babu and Andrew Robb, together with Elham Ebrahimi, Leah Hartman, and Christopher Pagano, receive the Best Conference Paper Award for their paper titled "Investigating the Effects of Anthropomorphic Fidelity of Self-Avatars on Near Field Depth Perception in Immersive Virtual Environments" at the IEEE VR Conference in Germany [award]
  • Miriam Lozneanu, nearly deaf and blind Computer Science student, thrives at Clemson University [read more]
  • Meet a Tiger: Senior Lecturer, Rose Lowe, the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in computer science at Clemson. [read more]
  • Visual Computing Interim Director and Digital Production Arts program director, Victor Zordan, has been selected at the premiere Editor in Chief for the new Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) in Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (CGIT).
  • HCC graduate student Matias Volonte got a paper accepted to IEEE VR (3DUI) with Andrew Robb, Sab Babu, and Andrew Duchowski as co-authors.
  • Bart Knijnenburg, together with his student Moses Namara, Pam Wisniewski (UCF) and Xinru Page (Bentley) in the Internet Research journal on how social disenfranchisement causes problems for non-users of social media.
  • HCC graduate students Paritosh Bahirat, Yang He, and Abhilash Menon got a paper on intelligent user interfaces for household IoT privacy management accepted to the Intelligent User Interfaces Conference in Japan.
  • Clemson attempts to crack code of culturally responsive computer science teaching [read more]


  • Amy Apon and her team receive $1M from the National Science Foundation to upgrade the Palmetto Cluster supercomputer. [read more]
  • SoC professors Amy Apon and Alex Herzog, together with graduate students Brandon Posey and Christopher Gropp in collaboration with members of the AWS team achieve a remarkable milestone while studying topic modeling. [read more]
  • New awards: Congratulations to our professors Hongxin Hu, Ilya Safro, Andrew Duchowski, Andrew Robb, Eileen Kraemer, and Murali Sitaraman on their new grants/awards. [read more]
  • Congratulations to HCC PhD students! Moses Namara was awarded a prestigious Facebook Emerging Scholars fellowship; and Byron Lowens, Marie Jarrell, David Cherry, and Cazembe Kennedy were awarded Clemson Graduate Diversity Fellowships.
  • Digital Production Arts releases two new short films, Swept Up and Disposable, as part of the DreamWorks Animation Summer 2017 program where 12 DPA students participated in a ten-week intensive production event under the mentorship of top supervisors from DreamWorks. Watch the videos here.
  • Dr. Hongxin Hu and collaborators receive $3M to research cyberattack defenses [read more]
  • Congratulations to SoC's Amy Apon, chair of the Computer Science division, on winning the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Collaboration Award! [read more]
  • Digital Production Arts program is excited to offer its new Master of Science degree starting fall 2017 semester. More information on the MS in DPA can be found at
  • Dr. Sophie Joerg receives CAREER award from the National Science Foundation on finger animation research, a new project that could lead to more realistic hand movements for animated movies, video games and a range of virtual reality simulations. [read more]
  • Digital Production Arts program hosted talks by Disney and Pixar this spring: David Eberle, Senior Simulation Software Engineer at Pixar Animation Studios visited DPA and gave a presentation on "Simulation at Pixar: Wrangling Newton's Second Law". Jeff Gipson, Lighting Artist & Jorge Ruiz, Animator of Walt Disney Animation Studios visited DPA and gave a presentation on "Information on Upcoming Projects, The Filmmaking Process, and Student Programs".
  • Congratulations to SoC graduate student, Dan Welch, winner of the grad research competition this year at Association for Computing Machinery (SIGCSE) in Seattle! Dan presented a poster and gave a great talk on "Scaling Up Automated Verification: A Case Study and a Formalization IDE".
  • Digital Production Arts MFA professor Insun Kwon has been selected as a pioneer educator for the Ultimaker 3D print [read more]
  • Dr. Feng Luo receives $4.3 million grant to help develop cure for Huanglongbing [read more]
  • Research led by Clemson University could help revolutionize transportation. SoC's Amy Apon is among the collaborators on the new Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility. [read more]

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