College of Information Science & Technology News
Friday, January 17, 2020
UNO Faculty, Students Develop Database to Provide Real-Time Data Analysis for 911 Calls
Faculty members and graduate students from UNO's College of Information Science and Technology’s (IS&T) developed a database and visual dashboard that provides insight into trends, patterns, and statistics for Sarpy County’s 911 calls.
Are Providers Prepared for Genomic Medicine?
The ability to analyze our genetics has become commercial at a rapid pace. Companies like 23andMe give consumers the ability to look into personal DNA and discover everything from ancestry to cancer indicators. Armed with this information, who can patients turn to for next steps once they’ve opened Pandora’s box?
How a Love for Sports Led Emily Buettner to Founding a Tech Start-Up
Emily Buettner, an IT Innovation major, won UNO's BigIdea! competition with her start-up, Plug. Check out how this entrepreneur turned her love of sports into a life-changing technical company.
Students Build Career Experiences On Campus
Students often get stuck in a “chicken-and-egg" situation: applying for positions, but need work experience to be attractive to employers. For Omaha native Brian Collett, the chance to work in one of IS&T’s research labs was the opportunity he needed to create a career.
UNO AAC Names Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker Advisor of the Month
Hatfield-Reeker, academic advisor for the College of Information Science and Technology, was recently named November's “Awesome Advisor” by the Academic Advising Council.
Werner Enterprises Supports UNO’s Supply Chain, Logistics and Technology Programs
The philanthropic investment represents a strategic partnership with UNO’s College of Information Science and Technology and the supply chain management program in its College of Business Administration.
We're Hiring! Technical Instruction Coordinator
Interested in helping our region's foremost information technology educator with virtual labs? Check out our listing!
UNO's CodeCrush Program Awarded Expansion Grant
At the start of its sixth year, CodeCrush will enhance and expand its popular program with support from the Omaha community.
Adithi Chakravarthy, Ph.D. Student, Receives Award for Innovative Research on Rare Eye Disease
Adithi Chakravarthy, currently a Ph.D. in Information Technology student, has received the Computer Vision for Health Technology award from the Radiant Wellness Conclave for her research in using artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid in identifying a rare eye disease, Toxoplasmosis.
Student Highlight: Sanjar Hamidi
From a near death experience during a deployment to Afghanistan, to graduating college in just three years (plus getting into graduate school), Sanjar Hamidi said his guiding light has always been a strong desire to help people.