¹ department chair
² part-time faculty
Students return from 2014 HRS+ Symposium
On April 4–5, four students traveled to Rhodes along
with Dr. Campbell and Prof. Seme to attend
the 37th annual HRS+ Symposium.
Two students presented: Gary DeClerk spoke on “Geometric
Mean Value Propreties,” while Grace Trees spoken on
“Finding 10 a Friend.”
[HRS+ History] 8 Apr 2014
Computer science students return from conference
A contingent of nine students and two faculty went to Memphis
last weekend to attend the Consortium of Computer Sciences in
Colleges: Mid-South Conference. This conference included a
programming contest, where a Hendrix team placed first. The
first-place team included Connor Bell, Theogene Bucuti, and
Brandon McNew. Hendrix also contributed two talks to the student
papers session: Theogene Bucuti spoke on the effect of search
ordering for planning performance, while Rebecca Perez and
Brandon McNew presented their work on computing image distance
based on the stable marriage algorithm.
7 Apr 2014
Mark Goadrich to teach at Hendrix this fall
After carefully considering many excellent applicants,
we are pleased to welcome Mark Goadrich as a tenure-track
computer science professor this fall, taking over after Dwayne
Collins' retirement. Mark completed his undergraduate work
in Ohio at Kenyon College, majoring in Mathematics and Philsophy,
and then he earned his PhD in computer science
at the University of Wisconsin — Madison.
Since then, he has been a professor at Centenary College of
Louisiana, where he has been their sole computer science instructor.
His primary research interest is in applying artificial intelligence
to board games, though he also has interests in developing
computer games, mobile apps, and robots.
This coming year, in addition to teaching several regular courses,
Mark will introduce Interactive Game Development to our
curriculum. 24 Mar 2014
Student awarded Goldwater honorable mention
Computer science junior Kyle Wilshusen was awarded honorable
mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition.
The scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the
fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering;
it is an honor simply to be nominated as one of the top four
students from Hendrix.
Of the 1,166 nominees selected by schools, 283 were awarded scholarships.
After graduating from Hendrix, Kyle plans to continue his research into
applying computer vision to robots in agricultural environments.
21 Mar 2014