Hosting Institution

The host of ITS2014 is the University of Hawaii at Manoa and more specifically the Department of Information and Computer Sciences.

Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii System. The University of Hawaii System, formally the University of Hawaii and popularly known as UH, is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university centers, four education centers and various other research facilities distributed across six islands throughout the state of Hawaii in the United States. The system's main administrative offices are located on the property of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu. The University of Hawaii at Manoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Manoa students matriculate in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas. A destination of choice, students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of UH Manoa's unique research opportunities, diverse community, nationally-ranked Division I athletics program, and beautiful landscape. Consistently ranked a “best value” among U.S. colleges and universities, students at the UH get a great education and have a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning—truly like no place else on earth.

The Conference Chair is Professor Martha Crosby, specialized in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science Education, Department of Information and Computer Sciences (http://www.ics.hawaii.edu/).

The Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) is part of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. ICS offers six degrees: a BA in Information and Computer Sciences, a BS in Computer Science, an MS in Information and Computer Sciences, an MLISc in Library and Information Science, a PhD in Computer Science, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Communication and Information Sciences. The department has over 30 faculty members who conduct research in areas including: algorithms, artificial intelligence, robotics, biomedical informatics and bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, computer vision, databases, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, library and information science, machine learning, mathematical finance, mobile and ubiquitous computing, renewable energy, security and information assurance, and software engineering.

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