Computer Science Stories & News

Tanzeel Rehman presenting “IoT in the Air: Thread-Enabled Flying IoT Network for Indoor Environments"

Indoor drone research takes flight for UNI student

For Tanzeel Ur Rehman, his year-long undergraduate research project involved flying small drones the size of half of the palm of someone’s hand
Jacob ODell with two computers

Unique UNI foundry opportunity leads to big change for computer science student

One computer science major loved working at the UNI Foundry 4.0 Center so much that he transferred schools to keep working at it.
Computer science education students being taught at UNI

Grant of nearly $1 million helps UNI expand computer science education program for teachers

UNI has created a program that will help Iowa teachers receive their computer science education endorsement thanks to a recent grant of nearly $1 million.
Russel Karim on Times Square jumbotron

From the JPEC to the Times Square jumbotron: one UNI alum’s journey to success in entrepreneurship

UNI graduate and former John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center resident Russel Karim has made it big time — on the Times Square jumbotron in New York City.
UNI assistant professor of computer science Dheryta Jaisinghani and her student, recent graduate Brandon Purvis

Cracking the code to social distancing

For Brandon Purvis, undergraduate research at UNI was a career-changing experience. A year-long stint as a researcher with assistant professor of computer science Dheryta Jaisinghani has him considering graduate school after they developed a preliminary system for enforcing social distancing guidelines in classrooms using the revolutionary field known as the Internet of Things.
student and professor flying a drone

Taking computer science to new heights

Nowadays, drones are used for everything from topographical mapping, search and rescue efforts, traffic and safety studies, and even package delivery.

As businesses and agencies find creative new ways to utilize drones, so too must developers find creative ways to build and program these drones to meet a variety of needs – and students in the UNI Department of Computer Science are doing just that.

UNI's Cyber Defense team

Developing cyber strategy

For the past several years, teams of University of Northern Iowa computer science majors have been competing in cyber defense contests, often taking on schools several times their size to either fight off or take part in cyber attacks in a purely digital battle.