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  • 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 Ph.D. 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 a 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]


  • Dr. Hongxin Hu’s technical paper has been accepted by the 24th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium. The symposium will be held Feb. 26-March 1, 2017 in San Diego. [read more]
  • Brian Dean wins Philip Prince Award, which recognizes outstanding faculty members who demonstrate creative and novel teaching methods. [read more]
  • Lorraine Lin wins the Best Presentation Award at ACM SAP 2016 for presenting her paper "Need a Hand?: How Appearance Affects the Virtual Hand Illusion". As a prize, she received a brand new Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2).
  • SoC's Tania Roy, Jerome McClendon, and alumnus Lauren Dukes have had their papers accepted to IEEE ICHI 2016 which will be held this October. In addition, Tania has been accepted to present in the Doctoral Consortium and Dr. Andrew Robb is serving as the Tutorials Co-Chair for the Conference.
  • Ellie Ebrahimi, Sophie Joerg, Chris Pagano, and Sab Babu win the Best Paper Award at ACM SAP 2016 for their work," An Empirical Evaluation of Visuo-haptic Feedback on Physical Reaching Behaviors During 3D Interaction in Real and Immersive Virtual Environments." [read more]
  • Dr. Sabarish Babu and SoC students publish a paper entitled "A Virtual Experimenter to Increase Standardization for the Investigation of Placebo Effects" in BioMed Central (BMC) Medical Journal on Research Methodology [read more]
  • Professor Larry Hodges blogs on the past, present, and future of Virtual Reality [read more]
  • SoC Ph.D. student Matias Volonte and Dr. Sab Babu were featured in the IEEE Xplore Research Innovation Spotlight [read more]
  • Bart Knijnenburg wins Best Paper award [read more]
  • SoC student Blair Durkee has been awarded a GHC Scholarship to attend the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Houston, Texas, October 19-21, 2016
  • VENVI is presented at the NSF Video Showcase 2016 [read more]
  • SoC students take first place for the third time in the statewide Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition [read more]
  • School of Computing Honors and Awards Ceremony, April 1 [pictures]
  • School of Computing UPE Induction Ceremony, April 1 [pictures]
  • Greenville and Clemson University to be immersed in virtual reality at IEEE VR 2016 in Greenville, SC
  • Congratulations to the School of Computing students Matthew Pfister and Caleb Priester! They were selected to be among the finalists for the ACM SIGCSE‬ Undergraduate Research Competition, held at Memphis in March. Matthew’s research poster was titled, “Novel Logical Reasoning Tutor” and Caleb’s was titled, “Loop Invariants: Understanding Learning Obstacles.” In the final competition, Matthew placed third.
  • Clemson University has recently been reclassified as an R1: Research University (Highest Research Activity) by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education! Watch the video at
  • A new company based on SoC research shows great promise in helping stroke survivors. Read more at Clemson World
  • DPA student Christian Weeks and CS grad student Zachary McNellis published a mod on the Nexus website for The Elder Scrolls Series V: Skyrim. You can view the write-up and download the mod here.‬
  • The School of Computing held its Spring 2016 orientation on Monday, January 4. Welcome new students!


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