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Article ItemScientists partner on multi-university grant to establish a field of ‘imageomics’ , article
The new institute will create a new frontier of biological information using vast stores of existing image data to characterize and discover patterns or biological traits of organisms and gain insights into how function follows form in all areas of biology.
Article ItemVirginia Tech team selected as finalist in Alexa Prize SimBot Challenge to advance next-generation virtual assistants , article
Want breakfast delivered to your room? The SimBot being developed at the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics should be able to understand the intention of a task and any instructions or feedback it receives from a user, interpret the environment, and predict and take the correct action to complete it.
Article ItemMaster of Engineering student spotlight: Boeing Scholar Rachel Litscher , article
Rachel Litscher is a web developer who just dipped her toes into management this past summer. Her future in the tech world is bright. For that, she credits a decision made in the spring of 2019.
Article ItemCorps of Cadets scholarship funds help cadets focus on their futures , article
Cadet Nick DiNonno’s cyber study could be considered a full-time job because of the time commitment involved. His academics, Corps of Cadets duties, and other responsibilities round out one busy schedule. That's why his Emerging Leader Scholarship is critical to his education.
Article ItemVirginia Tech places five faculty on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list , article
Compiled by Clarivate, a global company that provides data and maintains the Web of Science, the annual list identified 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
Article ItemAre contact tracing apps tracking me? Not at all, say Virginia Tech researchers , article
Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) researchers from Virginia Tech investigated the security of digital contact tracing technology. Their findings offer reassurance to those leery of privacy risks.
Article ItemVirginia Tech programs secure top placements in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs rankings , article
The university’s online master’s degree in information technology moves up to No. 3 as the nation’s top-ranked program and retains its No. 1 position for veterans in U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings, while online graduate programs in engineering maintain a top 20 placement.
Article ItemVirginia Tech receives $2.8 million grant from the Department of Defense; Stephanie Travis named director of Senior Military College Cyber Institute , article
The grant will be allocated toward supporting scholarships for students interested in careers focused on cybersecurity and critical foreign languages, and supporting experiential learning opportunities.
Article ItemVirginia Tech performs mission-critical computing research for National Science Foundation , article
Virginia Tech, University of Pittsburgh, Brigham Young University, and the University of Florida will meet next week virtually to discuss future synergies as part of the National Science Foundation's Center for Space, High-Performance, and Resilient Computing.
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