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Hajim School faculty members honored by ACM, IEEE

Hajim School faculty members honored by ACM, IEEE

December 13, 2018

The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) welcome four new fellows from the faculty of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Will data science and smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

Will data science and smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

November 30, 2018

Imagine if lie-detection apps became widely available on everyone’s phones or computers. Computer scientist Ehsan Hoque will use a new $1 million grant to explore the benefits and ethical risks of this type of tech.

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Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

November 9, 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.

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Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

May 22, 2018

University researchers are using data science to analyze more than 1 million facial expressions to more accurately detect deception based on a smile.

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The ethics of autonomous vehicles

The ethics of autonomous vehicles

May 16, 2018

As a computer science major minoring in philosophy, Josh Pachter was ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.

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Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

April 24, 2018

In his three-year term at the National Science Foundation, Kautz will direct the agency’s support for research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and data science.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

April 5, 2018

The University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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25 years of change in computer science

25 years of change in computer science

March 7, 2018

Marty Guenther has been there since the beginning, watching the Department of Computer Science grow and spearheading programs that support women students and connect all students to the increasingly global tech community.

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Ehsan Hoque, among ‘10 Scientists to Watch,’ is a study in resiliency

Ehsan Hoque, among ‘10 Scientists to Watch,’ is a study in resiliency

October 4, 2017

An expert in human-computer interaction and a pioneer in developing apps that help people hone their speaking and social skills, Hoque continues to apply lessons of resiliency he learned as an undergraduate.

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Human-Computer Interaction class creates programs, apps to improve lives

Human-Computer Interaction class creates programs, apps to improve lives

May 19, 2017

Students in this class spend two months developing a technical product that could potentially be deployed in the wider world, with the goal of using computing to solve pressing problems in society.

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