News from Computer Science
Article ItemResearchers are pulling movements out of microfilm with digital history , article
Firsthand accounts and images of Black soldiers hold hidden chapters of U.S. history. Historians and computer scientists are harnessing technologies like virtual reality and AI to equip the public to immerse themselves in those perspectives, learn from them, and broaden historical dialogue.
Article ItemGlobal internet outage points to weakness of the cloud infrastructure, says expert , article
After the massive internet outage Tuesday that shut down websites and apps across the world, Virginia Tech computer scientist Ali Butt says the incident points to the weakness of the cloud infrastructure upon which many prominent websites are built.
Article ItemThis lab teaches students to debunk false information , article
The inaugural Open Source Intelligence Lab course teaches students majoring in computer science and political science how to analyze publicly available sources to find misinformation (false information) and disinformation (false information that’s deliberately spread).
Article ItemRaytheon Technologies extends the Hume Center’s fellowship program for four years , article
With the extension of the program, more students can transform their interests and passions into careers in cybersecurity, machine learning, and analytics with Raytheon Technologies in support of the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Article ItemBug Bounty Program pays off for cybersecurity at Virginia Tech , article
A new vulnerability rewards program offers an opportunity for talented hackers at Virginia Tech to use their skills to improve the university's cybersecurity — and earn a little cash.
Article ItemIn memoriam: Robert Schulman, professor emeritus with the Department of Statistics , article
Schulman, a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1974, died April 27, 2021. He was 74.
Article ItemClass of 2021: Graduate student Breno Dantas Cruz knows the benefit of knocking on doors , article
As the computer science graduate student adds Virginia Tech alumnus to his credentials, Cruz said he feels confident about the opportunities in front of him. “I know a very bright future lies ahead if I keep knocking on the right doors,” Cruz said.
Article ItemClass of 2021: University Libraries metadata work helps Casey Haney land job at Deutsche Bank , article
Haney said the skills students learn at Virginia Tech can be applied in ways many probably haven’t considered.
Article ItemContinued growth propels the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets to reactivate Mike Company , article
Nine rising seniors and 17 rising juniors volunteered this semester to form the cadet leadership team for Mike Company, which was deactivated in 1970.
Article ItemData scientists combat hate crimes and other violence , article
Every complex problem has many multidisciplinary angles. In today's first installment of a series this week, read about how the Sanghani Center helps to capture data to document the true prevalence of hate crimes and other forms of violence that Princeton's Bridging Divides Initiative can share with national and local leaders who want to make better informed policy decisions.
Article ItemEdward Fox honored as inaugural inductee in ACM SIGIR Academy , article
The professor of computer science and faculty at the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics has been recognized as one of 25 inductees drawn from principal leaders in information retrieval across the globe whose significant contributions have shaped the discipline or industry.
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