Promod Vohra, dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, celebrates the grand opening with Nigel Blakeway, Omron CEO and president of the Omron Foundation.

College of Engineering, Omron join to celebrate opening of robotics, mechatronics laboratory

More than 15 years ago, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology partnered with Omron to provide internships to NIU students. In working with NIU students and faculty, Omron became fond of CEET’s curriculum, seeing that it had laid a great theoretical

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(Left to right) Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton and Computer Science Chair Nicholas Karonis.

New certificate program in computer science teaches students how to write smartphone apps

NIU’s Department of Computer Science is touting its new certificate program in one of the hottest areas of computer programming – development of apps for mobile devices. The four-course certificate program aims to teach undergraduate or graduate students how to write apps

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Clyde Kimball (front) and Nicholas Karonis with NIU’s new computer cluster.

NIU’s new computer cluster is just super

NIU scientists have acquired a new high-performance computer cluster that will exponentially ramp up on-campus capabilities to sort and analyze large quantities of research data. The hybrid GPU/CPU supercomputer has a capacity of more than 30 teraflops, meaning it can do more

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IBM Master the Mainframe logo

NIU student computer whizzes prove to be ‘mainframe masters’ in annual IBM contest

Northern Illinois University computer science students turned in a top performance in the annual IBM Master the Mainframe contest. The contest, which allows students to distinguish themselves in mainframe computing abilities, drew nearly 4,000 participants from across the United States and Canada.

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Computer-savvy students encouraged to enter Illinois Technology Association Fall Challenge

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Fall Challenge is focused on keeping talented computer science and computer engineering students in the Midwest. This year, the Illinois Innovation Council and Gov. Pat Quinn are partnering with the ITA to reach more students at more

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