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UHV student wins award at computer science conference

University of Houston-Victoria student Michael Murphy, right, poses with Hardik Gohel, a UHV assistant professor of computer science, during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference on artificial intelligence in cybersecurity hosted at the University of Houston in early February. Murphy won the Best Paper Award for his research titled “Long Short-Term Memory Networks for Monitoring Groundwater Contamination at the Hanford Site,” which used artificial neural networks to model hexavalent chromium concentration in groundwater wells over time using data collected from the Hanford Site, an area in Washington state that contains several decommissioned nuclear production reactors, laboratories and chemical reprocessing plants. Murphy is a graduate student from Rockport and plans to graduate this semester with a Master of Science in computer science. His research is part of an ongoing research contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.