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Megan Squire, Rebecca Gazda '15 publish paper at international systems science conference
The paper is on how the open source software community of developers uses insults, double entendres, and gender-based stereotypes in their workplace dialogue.


Six faculty members named Sustainability Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Megan Squire serves on 'women in technology' panel for All Things Open conference

Six female leaders in technology discuss the under-representation of women in technical roles, and what can be done to encourage participation by women

Elon awarded National Science Foundation grant

Megan Squire in the Department of Computing Sciences is the principal investigator for a three-year, $240,028 grant.

Pixels or paper? Lumen Scholar examines the classroom value to both

As a growing number of grade schools complement traditional textbooks with computer tablets, senior Jeff Stern is using a top Elon University award to research the way children retain information from the two types of media.

Google expert gives tips on Internet searching

Daniel M. Russell, über tech lead for Google Search Quality & User Happiness, encouraged School of Communications students to stay on top of changes to search engine technology as he offered advice for delving deeper into online queries.

'Hour of Code' cultivates youth interest in computer science

Elon University students in a Winter Term "Burst the Bubble" course welcomed local children and their parents to campus in late January for activities that exposed youth to the academic and career possibilities of programming and software design.

Megan Squire, Christian Funkhouser '10 publish papers at international systems science conference

The first paper is on the new tools and artifacts used to study software development empirically, while the second paper describes how to use text mining techniques on the StackOverflow software development website.

Megan Squire publishes article at international replication conference

The article presents an infrastructure for the replicable study of email archives.

Apple co-founder: 'You can’t stop the steamroller of technology change'

In a Thursday afternoon forum, Steve Wozniak fielded questions from an Elon University community fascinated by his views on technology, Steve Jobs and the way the personal computer he invented four decades ago revolutionized the world.

Apple co-founder headlines Fall Convocation

Steve “The Woz” Wozniak encouraged members of the Elon University community on Thursday to “build in an element of fun” into everything they do and that “sometimes you make your best decisions when you’re forced to.”

David Williams '13, Duke Hutchings win Best Conference Paper award at AMCIS 2013

2013 graduate David Williams and Associate Professor Duke Hutchings won the Best Conference Paper award for their work, "Efficiency and Device Versatility of Graphical and Textual Passwords," presented at AMCIS on Aug. 16, 2013, in Chicago.

Syllabuzz: ISC 345 - Information Security


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Dave Powell presents paper at ICEIS 2013 conference

Dave Powell presented a paper co-authored with Joel Hollingsworth titled "Seeding the Cloud with Students from Every Computer Science Undergraduate Program" at the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems held from July 4-7, 2013 in Angers, France.

Joel Hollingsworth and Dave Powell present at IBM Innovate2013 - The IBM Technical Summit

Megan Squire publishes two papers at international conference

The papers, presented at the 10th Mining Software Repositories Working Conference in San Francisco, describe two novel data sets collected, curated and freely donated to the empirical software engineering research community.

David Williams '13, Duke Hutchings accepted to international computer information systems conference

The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013) has accepted for presentation and publication the co-authored work of Elon senior David Williams and Elon assistant professor Duke Hutchings. The paper is titled "Efficiency and Device Versatility of Graphical and Textual Passwords."

Megan Squire Wins Best Paper Award

Megan Squire, associate professor in the Department of Computing Sciences, has been awarded the Best Pedagogical Paper award at the International Association of Computer Information Systems 2012 conference, held Oct. 3-6 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Megan Squire publishes article on data mining email

The article, published in the International Journal of Open Source Systems and Processes, reviews the ways in which researchers use email to study the software development process.

Lumen Scholar’s gaming app promotes STEM concepts

Thomas Price ‘13 developed a mobile application for middle and high school students to create their own video games using math and science principles.

Heinrichs Co-Authors Journal Article on Smartphone Security
Lynn R. Heinrichs, associate professor of information science, co-authored a paper titled, "Do Business Students Practice Smartphone Security?" in the most recent edition of the Journal of Computer Information Systems.
Microsoft Office certification testing is now available at Elon University
Elon University is now officially setup as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification testing facility.
Lynn Heinrichs named computer educator of the year
A faculty member in the computing sciences department & the Love School of Business, Heinrichs was lauded for her teaching, scholarship and service.
Duke Hutchings earns second U.S. patent
Duke Hutchings, assistant professor of computing sciences, has been awarded patent #8,225,224 for large display window management.
David Powell presents at the 2012 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering
On July 17, 2012, David Powell presented a paper co-authored with Joel Hollingsworth titled "Google and IBM Clouds Make Enterprise Computing Available to all Undergraduate CS Majors" at The 2012 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
Dave Powell presents at IBM Software Innovate2012
Dave Powell gave an invited presentation in the Academic Track at IBM Software Innovate 2012.
David Powell featured in Monthly IBM Academic Alliance newsletter
The professor of computing science has worked with IBM to bring new software into the classroom.
Michele Kleckner named first Sustainability Faculty Fellow
The position entails working with faculty and staff to promote academic sustainability programs and infuse sustainability across the curriculum.
Duke Hutchings publishes and presents at ACM CHI 2012
On May 9, Duke Hutchings, assistant professor of computing sciences, presented his paper, "An Investigation of Fitts' Law in a Multiple-Display Environment" at the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Austin, Texas.
Elon student & alum receive NSF graduate fellowships
Amanda Bienz '12 and Chelsie Wagner '09 will each receive $30,000 annual stipends for three years while pursuing their doctorates.