Entries by Philip Johnson

ICS Students win big at HACC

Teams with ICS undergraduate students won first and third prize at the Hawaiʻi Annual Code Challenge (HACC) on November 16. The winning team, called Gary’s Best, came up with an innovative solution for a challenge sponsored by the State Office of Energy and Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO). ICS team Area 51 Raid Squad took third place. Twenty nine teams, including high school […]

ICS Students win big at 2018 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge

Students from the UH Mānoa Department of Information and Computer Science (ICS) took first place (Team Pika), second place (Gucci Gang) and fourth place (Ohia.ai) at the 3rd HawaiʻiAnnual Code Challenge (HACC) in November. Team Pika beat out 18 other teams competing across five different sustainability challenges by building an app that will help UH’s energy management team visualize building-level energy […]

ICS Undergrad wins award at 2018 Innovation Days

Andrea Narciso (ICS), along with Carl Peretania and Omid Sharbati (UH Travel Industry and Management) took first place honors at the 2018 Innovation Days–Hawaii.  This event ran in parallel to the Global Tourism Summit. Participants from HPU and the UH system tackled innovation challenges related to the sustainability and resiliency of Hawaii’s tourism industry. Their […]

ICS Portfolios features 100+ ICS students

ICS Portfolios (http://ics-portfolios.github.io) is a new service provided by the ICS Department to highlight the skills and interests of faculty, students, and alumni.  It is based on TechFolios, a portfolio template system designed by Professor Philip Johnson and used in the software engineering curriculum.

Gerald Lau is Advisor of the Year!

Gerald Lau was recently awarded the Pakela Award for Outstanding Advisor at the University of Hawaii Manoa. From the award page: “Gerald Lau serves as a stellar model for integrating academic advising into the University’s educational mission. He is a Faculty Specialist for the rapidly growing Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). He provides […]

Gazan receives IMLS Grant: Online Q&A in STEM Education: Curating the Wisdom of the Crowd

Associate Professor Rich Gazan was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant for the project “Online Q&A in STEM Education: Curating the Wisdom of the Crowd.” The project received $491,973.00 in funding. In partnership with Chirag Shah at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, the three-year project will investigate how combining […]

ACM Student Chapter hosts high school events

The UH ACM Student Chapter (ACManoa) hosted two outreach workshops in ICSpace (POST 318B) earlier this month. The workshops provided students from the UH Information and Computer Science (ICS) program with the opportunity to mentor high school students interested in programming. Members of ACManoa took the opportunity to give back to the community and foster […]

ICS and LAVA featured at March Wetware Wednesday

Wetware Wednesday, a monthly high tech networking event hosted by HTDC, will be hosted this month by the ICS Department and Jason Leigh’s LAVA laboratory. Join us from 6-8pm on March 30 in Keller 102 for light refreshments, conversation, and the following five minute lightning talks by ICS faculty and students: Dylan Kobayashi, Intro to […]