Latest professor of computer science Stories

2013-06-27 15:21:22

Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions of students engaged in interactive online learning and predict the effectiveness of online tutoring sessions. “This work is part of a larger effort to develop artificial intelligence software to teach students computer science,” says Dr. Kristy Boyer, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work....

2013-04-04 23:02:08

Allen Downey, professor of computer science recently won the Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences (UCES) Award. Needham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Allen Downey, professor of computer science at Olin College of Engineering, recently won the Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences (UCES) Award. The award, funded by the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship program, recognizes undergraduate faculty who develop courses, programs...

2012-01-27 10:25:50

In 2011 – to the consternation of women everywhere – a systematic review of randomized clinical trials showed that routine mammography was of little value to younger women at average or low risk of breast cancer. The review showed, for example, that for every 50-year-old woman whose life is prolonged by mammography, dozens are treated unnecessarily – some with harmful consequences – or treated without benefit. Hundreds are told they have breast cancer when they do...

2010-06-23 01:18:38

Researchers at Virginia Tech, New York University (NYU), and the University of Milan, Italy, have created a data mining algorithm they call GOALIE that can automatically reveal how biological processes are coordinated in time. Biological processes such as cell division, metabolism, and development must be carefully synchronized for proper cell function. How such events are coordinated in time is a complex problem in the field of systems biology. While researchers can gather temporal data...

2009-03-11 08:12:38

Imagine a day when you turn to your own personal robot, give it a task and then sit down and relax, confident that your robot is doing exactly what you wanted it to do. So far, that autonomous, do-it-all robot is the stuff of science fiction or cartoons like "The Jetsons." But a Brown University-led robotics team has made an important advance: The group has demonstrated how a robot can follow nonverbal commands from a person in a variety of environments "” indoors as well as outside...

2008-04-21 14:35:00

Although the digital age is well under way, one crucial detail remains to be worked out--how to store vast amounts of digital information in a way that allows future generations to recover it."The problem is how to build a large-scale data storage system to last 50 to 100 years," said Ethan Miller, associate professor of computer science in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz.Tape libraries are widely used for data storage, but digital tape has many...

Word of the Day
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.