BU student wins first place for computer science research

For immediate release: Oct. 17, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — A computer science student from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently won first place in the undergraduate poster contest at the Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) 23rd annual Eastern Section at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY.

Bill Katsak, a senior from Plains, presented his research poster, “Turning the Commodore 64 into a Turing Machine.” The work was co-authored by May 2007 graduate James Matta of Milton and advised by William Calhoun, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at BU.

The CCSC is a non-profit organization focused on promoting quality computer-oriented curricula, including majors in computer science and computer information systems, and with the use of computers in the liberal arts and sciences.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.