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Servio Palacios, PhD in Computer Science

Tough challenges built his resilience, Servio Palacios earns his PhD in CS

One of the newest PhD graduates from Purdue CS, Servio Palacios feels immense pride for Copan Ruinas region of Honduras. Palacios reminds us, “The Mayans invented the zero independently around 4 AD.” He added, “It’s logical for me, since we invented half of the CS building blocks, to study Computer Science at Purdue University.”


Logan Kulinski and Jonathan Grider

Dev Pool at Purdue Computer Science - TAs Jonathan Grider and Logan Kulinski talk about their experiences

Development Pool is a centralized assignment and content creation and testing group utilized by Purdue Computer Science Faculty and Instructional Support Staff. The TAs in the Department of Computer Science work on a variety of courses with instructors to generate and test content that will eventually be used for classes like CS 18000.


Bader AlBassam

Bader AlBassam: "I’m surrounded by some of the brightest people in the field."

Bader AlBassam, winner of the Graduate Student Board's TA of the Year Award, 2020 is a PhD student whose research is in the area of software and systems security. "We strive to ensure that our impact is transparent."


Aman Wali, Anvi Mehta, Melissa Ruiz Ruiz, Unnati Pulla, Dianne Santos, Shotobhisha Ray, Shania Sinha, Harshita Bobba

AMCS inspires members to excel academically and grow professionally  

The Association of Multicultural Computer Scientists aim to create a special community to foster equity within the Department of Computer Science. By providing resources and guidance through the organization’s events and programs, the AMCS aims to increase retention, support, and pushes members to excel academically and grow professionally.   


Andrea Romero

Romero reflects on being away from campus – quoted in NYT

Andrea Romero, a computer science major was quoted in the NY Times article, “The End of College As We Knew It? “ “I look forward to my return to ‘Ithaca’,” Romero wrote, likening Purdue’s campus to Odysseus’s destination. “Until this day arrives, I have learned that it is valid to feel disappointed and fortunate at the same time.”


Andrew Chu

Volunteering for research leads to first paper

Andrew Chu is an undergraduate computer science student performing research with Professor Berkay Celik. "My advice to other undergrads – reach out to professors doing interesting work. Purdue's CS faculty are world-class leaders in their respective areas, and all who I’ve talked with are very open to discussing ideas with students."


Sasha Kipnis, Megan McDuffie

Two students from Purdue Computer Science tapped for Mortar Board

Congratulations to Sasha Kipnis, a senior majoring in computer science and Megan McDuffie, a senior majoring in physics and minoring in CS and math, on being tapped for the Mortar Board Class of 2021. 


Xinping (Kelvin) Zhang

Excelling in coursework leads to research opportunities

Xinping (Kelvin) Zhang is an undergraduate computer science student pursuing research with Professor Tiark Rompf. "Passion and investment in a class will not only earn you a good grade but also build a deep understanding of course material – or an awesome research experience!"


Lauren Lum, Arianna Smith, Cindy Ding, Neerali Shah

https://purdueusb.com

Any student in the Department of Computer Science can benefit from the Computer Science Undergraduate Student Board (USB). The USB offers services to help computer science and data science students so they may achieve their best in CS courses. An all female officer board was elected for the 2020-2021.


Drew Thoennes

Making an impact in food insecurity

Drew Thoennes, pursues a double major in computer science and mathematics. He makes an impact through his everyday actions in student organizations – one being the s the director of donations for the ACE Campus Food Pantry.


Kai Hoffman, Riley Turnbull, Megan Walsh, Aaron Lynn, Katarina Gregurich, Conley Utz

Friendships and Collaboration at Purdue Computer Science

At Purdue Computer Science, students can form lasting relationships with colleagues. A group of students that met in 2016 during the CS Bridge Program, came back together to deliver their senior software engineering year project in the Spring of 2020.


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