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Ken Jennings, Master Jeopardy Winner & CS Alumnus, Ends Winning Streak

After months of correct answers and winnings the now meadia darling, Ken Jennings, has ended the longest winning streak in Game Show history. The anticipation of the inevitable was put to an end Tuesday, November 30th for Jeopardy watcher's and non-watchers alike as Ken Jennings lost in his 75th match. Ken lost Tuesday during the final round of Jeopardy! to Nancy Zerg. He earned a total of $2,520,700 and answered some 2700 questions correct during the 6 month winning streak. Ken holds the records for most money ever won on a television game show and the most victories ever!

The CS Ghost of Christmas Past

The Computer Science Department at BYU was created in 1968. The M.S. program began in 1974, and the Ph.D. program in 1989. The Department is relatively young but growing in strength and numbers. There are 29 faculty in the Department.

The Department has evolved with the CS subjects over the last thirty-six years since it began as a branch of the Math Department. Memory storage that were once punch cards and "disks" that were the size of 8 frisbee's put together, are now the size of a finger nail and hold much more than their physically larger predecessors.

New Graduate Student Orientation January 13, 2005 at 11:00 AM

New CS Graduate Students should plan on attending the New Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday, January 13th at 11:00 AM in the 3365 TMCB (CS Conference Room). We will discuss important information that you need to know to survive graduate school in the CS Dept. If you are not able to attend please contact the graduate secretary, Mindy Varkevisser at mindy@cs.byu.edu.

Attention Graduating Students!

Now's the time to join the Computer Science Alumni Association (CSAA) and keep up on the Alumni activities, job openings, and get the CS Connections newsletter. Its a great way to stay connected! Its easy too! Send an e-mail to alumni@cs.byu.edu with your e-mail address and your mailing address for the newsletter. Or stop by the CS Office to sign up (3361 TMCB). The next reunion will be a free BBQ in October for Homecoming weekend!

Welcome Daniel Zappala!

Daniel Zappala has recently joined the Computer Science Department full-time faculty. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. His research interests include multicast, peer-to-peer networking, and routing in ad-hoc wireless networks. Dr. Zappala received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1997.

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