Student Accomplishments

Congratulations to all Spring 2013 Graduates!

For ceremony information please visit: Spring Commencement


Soe Latt Naing is awarded the Gilman Scholarship


Computer Science Student Michael Welte awarded Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) Scholarship


Congratulations to all Spring 2012 Graduates!

For ceremony information please visit: Spring Commencement

The following Department Awards will be presented at the Watson School Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Studies, Computer Science: Chris Kant and Run Bai Ma
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Studies, Information System Dual Diploma Program: Alper Alimoglu
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies: Steven Loscalzo
  • Service to the Department, Undergraduate Studies: Dave Lucia
  • Service to the Department, Graduate Studies: Steven Loscalzo

Speakers at the Recognition Ceremony: Adam LaFave, Undergraduate Student & Pinar Kuzlu, Information Systems Dual-Diploma Program


Jared Schmitz receives an Honorary Mention for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Jared Schmitz is a Senior Computer Science Major who applied for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Jared's field of study is Computer and Information Security. For more information on this award please visit: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/


Two CS Undergraduate students receive Honorable Mention for the 2012 Presidents Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence.

Michael Forzano, a junior, and Jared Schmitz, a senior, will be recognized at a luncheon in April for receiving Honorable Mention for the 2012 Presidents Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence. The President's Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence honors students who have enriched the Binghamton University Community through leadership and accomplishment in such areas as research, teaching, scholarship, and campus and community service. The University has recognized Michael & Jared's accomplishments by awarding them with Honorable Mention. 


CS Student wins 3rd place in the World Wide Programming Competition 2011

Elliot Way won 3rd place in the Dyalog World Wide Programming Contest. Elliot is an Undergraduate Computer Science student who is now in his sophomore year. For additional information on the award please visit: http://www.dyalog.com/news.htm#aug11.


Congratulations to all Spring 2011 Graduates!

The following Department Awards were presented at the Watson School Recognition Ceremony on May 21, 2011:

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Studies, Computer Science: Lee Riefberg and Seth Engel
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Studies, Information Systems Dual Diploma Program: Berk Ozel
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies: Brent Rood
  • Service to the Department, Undergraduate Studies: Deanna Victoria
  • Service to the Department, Graduate Studies: Jessica Hartog

The following Computer Science students were presented with awards during the Binghamton University Commencement Ceremony on May 21, 2011:

  • Katie C. Root Award for Graduate Students: Amanda M. Lannie
  • Mine Kalkan Award for Academic Excellence: Selin Cinte

Jared Schmitz receives Undergraduate Award for Research and Creative Work

The Undergraduate Award for Research and Creative Work is designed to support the research expenses for students completing an honors thesis or other project that is related to class work. Sponsored by Harpur College and the Binghamton Foundation, funding for this award is very competitive. Information on the Undergraduate Award for Research and Creative Work can be found here:  http://www2.binghamton.edu/harpur/students/research-award.html.  

Congratulations, Jared!


CS undergraduates win First Place Award at FAA Design Competition for Universities (again!) 

For the second year in a row, two teams of undergraduate students led by Bill Ziegler have been successful at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Competition for Universities. The following awards were presented:

  • FIRST PLACE: Airport Environmental Challenge - Utilizing Wind Energy to Provide Runway Lighting at Remote Airports
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Airport Operations and Maintenance Challenge - Using Panoramic Photography and Digital Imaging to Detect Foreign Object Debris on Runways

This competition is administered by the FAA Office of Runway Safety and is managed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Information and copies of the winning proposals can be found at the competition's website: http://FAADesignCompetition.odu.edu

June 17, 2010


Congratulations to all Spring 2010 Graduates!

The following Computer Science students were presented with awards during the Binghamton University Commencement Ceremony on May 15, 2010:

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Engineering and Applied Science: Michael Head, "Analysis and Optimization for Processing Grid-Scale XML Datasets"
  • Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence: David Lundgren 
  • President's Award, Junior Recipient (2009): David Lundgren
  • Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research: Zhen Guo
  • Katie C. Root Award for Graduate Students: Chaitali S. Pandit

The following Department Awards were presented at the Watson School Recognition Ceremony on May 15, 2010:

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Studies, Computer Science: Jiri Stehlik
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Studies, Information Systems Dual Diploma Program: Ceren Sivri
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies: Umesh D. Deshpande and Michael Head
  • Service to the Department, Undergraduate: Christine E. Horgan and Richard A. Viscomi
  • Service to the Department, Graduate: Furat F. Afram

Last Updated: 3/21/14