Topic: Computer Science

Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

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Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

April 9, 2018 0 comments

With the buzzword “data-driven” gaining traction as a hot topic within many disciplines today, researchers and students flocked to the Serre Lab’s workshop on deep learning and the field’s myriad applications last Saturday.

Seny Kamara, associate professor of computer science, served on the committee that discussed cybersecurity issues in the 21st century.

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Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the nation witnessed a new and unfamiliar debate when the FBI — in possession of the shooter’s encrypted iPhone 5c — tried to compel Apple to provide “exceptional access” to the phone’s encrypted contents.

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Johnson ’20: We need a more diverse CS faculty

March 15, 2018 0 comments

In late February, the computer science department announced that Seny Kamara will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure as of July 1, 2018.

Student-produced short presented at film festival

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Student-produced short presented at film festival

February 28, 2018 0 comments

“Toymaker,” a seven-minute animated short developed by Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Barbara Meier ’83 MS’87 and her students was accepted to the Athens Animfest 2018 film festival Feb. 16.

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Miller ’19: I, not a robot, wrote this article

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Computer science has impacted almost every aspect of our world, linking individual minds in a searchable format.

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Foster ’19: Against hackathons

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Hackathons seem to be the hot new thing. A portmanteau of “hack” and “marathon,” hackathons began around the turn of the millennium when programmers gathered to solve problems related to sending data over a computer network. 

The University will make changes to the CIT to promote interdisciplinary work among faculty in fields such as graphics and robotics.

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CIT to create more labs, public space

February 27, 2018 0 comments

As part of ongoing efforts to expand the University’s computer science resources and facilities, the first floor of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology will be renovated this summer.

Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

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Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

February 27, 2018 0 comments

A new study by led by George Konidaris, assistant professor of computer science, describes an algorithm to help robots plan intelligently by engaging in high-level tasks using low-level data.

The Artemis Project was created to maintain girls’ interest in STEM. The free math and science courses aim to impact students’ college futures.

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Artemis Project makes STEM accessible to underrepresented genders

February 23, 2018 0 comments

Over 20 years ago, Laurie Kardos ’98 and Jesse Marmon ’97 founded The Artemis Project while they were undergraduates in the computer science department.

Growing CS department struggles to pay all TAs

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Growing CS department struggles to pay all TAs

January 24, 2018 0 comments

As computer science becomes increasingly popular, paying all of its undergraduate teaching assistants has become a challenge for the department.