News from Computer Science
Article ItemGraduate student ambassadors aspire to model Ut Prosim in their service to the university , article
The current ambassadors are a diverse crew, including students from the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, Roanoke, and Blacksburg campuses, and those taking virtual programs.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers garner NSF grant to connect AI with urban planning to improve decision making and service delivery , article
Using cities' data collection and algorithm deployment, this project will develop creative solutions to urban planning processes that have previously relied on traditional, analog approaches and potentially catalyze AI startup activity in the urban planning field.
Article ItemDeborah Tatar honored with emerita status , article
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2003, Tatar made significant contributions to computer science through her work on human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative learning, educational equity, participatory design of technology, and computational thinking.
Article ItemResearchers receive grant to predict the mechanics of living cells , article
The research has potential impact on several scientific disciplines that routinely involve predicting the trajectories of shape-shifting objects in dynamic physical environments, for example, hurricane prediction, bird migration, and ocean eddy monitoring.
Article ItemStudent entrepreneurs have a new place to create, collaborate, and learn , article
Virginia Tech’s Apex Center for Entrepreneurs now is housed in a 6,000-square-foot technology-enabled, posh space above PK’s Bar & Grill in downtown Blacksburg. The Virginia Tech community is invited to a kickoff event there on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
Article ItemGroundbreaking kicks off Innovation Campus construction , article
Government officials will join campus leaders and key partners at the 4 p.m. event today in Alexandria. Watch via livestream from vt.edu.
Article ItemBoeing scholarships fuel graduate education for seven Innovation Campus students , article
The inaugural cohort of Boeing Graduate Scholars, all based in Northern Virginia, bring an array of educational backgrounds, underscoring Virginia Tech’s goal of creating a diverse graduate technology campus in Alexandria.
Article ItemNational imperative drives Virginia Tech Innovation Campus strategic plan , article
The Innovation Campus, which has taken big strides forward during Lance Collins’ first year at the helm, welcomes its second cohort of computer science and computer engineering students this week. Course instruction is based out of Virginia Tech’s existing location in Falls Church while the new campus is being built.
Article ItemCommonwealth Cyber Initiative funds seven projects to curb the spread of misinformation campaigns , article
Funded projects across Virginia universities explore the role of cybersecurity in limiting the spread of disinformation and misinformation.
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.
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