News from Computer Science
Article ItemVirginia Tech study identifies recurring elements in conspiracy theories to learn what people who propagate them are thinking , article
For this research, Tanushree Mitra, assistant professor of computer science and faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, and post doc Mattia Samory analyzed more than 200,000 Reddit users and six million comments over a 10-year period, focusing on the key elements of a conspiracy theory.
Article ItemBiocomplexity Institute Interim Executive Director plans to nurture, focus on team science , article
Biocomplexity Institute's interim executive director's vision includes transdisciplinary team science and experiential learning.
Article ItemDepartment of Computer Science welcomes Bimal Viswanath as assistant professor , article
Viswanath’s research interests broadly cover security and privacy aspects of data-driven systems. He currently works on topics at the intersection of security and machine learning.
Article ItemImmersive theatrical installation brings the works of Edgar Allan Poe to life , article
A theatrical installation in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center titled "Poe's Shadows," opens on Oct. 31 and includes a series of short expert talks on related and complementary topics.
Article ItemSang Won Lee appointed assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science , article
Lee's research exists at the intersection of human computer interaction and media arts and seeks to facilitate empathy through communication and collaboration.
Article ItemComputer science alumna problem-solves policy for children’s mental health , article
In 1999 it became clear that Chris Bryan's son was struggling with issues related to mental health, and that set Bryan’s career on a different trajectory. She quit her job to take care of her son full-time. Eventually she found out about Clarity Child Guidance Center and began to volunteer with the organization.
Article ItemUndergrad students named outstanding winners at international MathFest , article
Two College of Science students recently were honored as Outstanding Winners in the 2018 Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
Article ItemWomen in STEM panel discussions to tackle lack of women in sciences, engineering , article
The Virginia Tech College of Science in partnership with Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host two public panel discussions in September focusing on the lack of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Article ItemVirginia Tech Center for Autism Research hosting symposium in Northern Virginia , article
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts in autism together with individuals with autism and/or their family members for a day of presentations and discussion.
Article ItemLockheed Martin on campus Sept. 4 and 5, job offers and virtual reality demos , article
Lockheed Martin, developing critical technologies to solve global security issues, will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech, to recruit a variety of engineering disciplines, including computer science, aerospace engineering, computer programming, software development, finance, and accounting.
Article ItemCal Ribbens named interim executive director of the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech , article
Ribbens has been the head of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering since 2015.
Article ItemVirginia Tech is leading a grant-funded project to make web archives more valuable to researchers , article
Zhiwu Xie, director of digital library development for the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, is leading the team of library and archive experts to create a curriculum surrounding the technology of web archiving and challenges related to how archivists and librarians can gather the most useful information from archived internet sites and social media.
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