The assistant professor of computer science and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center is also one of only two women to receive the Social Media and Democracy Research Grant. Mitra and her team will study how misinformation and other problematic content spread on the platform.
Seven Hokies spanning a variety of majors - and dubbed the HokieNauts - are among the 12 finalists in a national NASA-sponsored competition to design informational digital displays to fit inside an astronaut’s helmet.
Nikolopoulos will rejoin the Department of Computer Science later this summer. He brings to Virginia Tech a world-class record of scholarship, teaching, service, and outreach, most recently serving as a professor of high performance and distributed computing at Queen's University Belfast.
Sewell, a retired Virginia Tech computer engineer, designed and built the Math Emporium’s massive core computer system that encompasses online textbooks, practice problems, asynchronous tests and quizzes, and assignments for more than 8,000 math students annually.
Sang Won Lee, an assistant professor of computer science in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, and his collaborators tested some theories about not only engaging large audiences, but sustaining that engagement in a live music performance.