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Finding the true potential of algorithms

January 7, 2020

Each semester, Associate Professor Virginia Vassilevska Williams tries to impart one fundamental lesson to her computer-science undergraduates: Math…
A new network design for the “Internet from space”

December 12, 2019

A new generation of low-​flying satellites promises an “Internet from space”, that will be able to cover even…
New UW–Madison school sets emphasis on computing, data fields

September 6, 2019

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has established a School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) in the College…
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Behind the magic: Making moving photos a reality

June 12, 2019

People moving in and out of photographs used to be reserved for the world of Harry Potter. But…
Obstacles to overcome before operating fleets of drones becomes reality

May 6, 2019

Search and rescue crews are already using drones to locate missing hikers. Farmers are flying them over fields…
Computer scientist eyes how to help software developers write better code

February 26, 2019

Using the latest advances in eye-tracking technology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln computer scientist Bonita Sharif is analyzing how software…
Could Blockchain Ensure Integrity of Clinical Trial Data?

February 25, 2019

UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with…
Need to talk to your data? UW-Madison spinoff is happy to translate

November 16, 2018

As data becomes too cheap to heave out, a startup from the UW–Madison department of computer science is…
UI grad student uncovers security issues at Facebook, Twitter

September 26, 2018

When University of Iowa computer science graduate student Shehroze Farooqi reads news headlines about Facebook and Twitter posts…
Fake News Can’t Fool New Algorithm

August 1, 2018

A University of California, Riverside, computer scientist has received reinforcements in his battle against fake news. Snap Research,…
Digging deep for data: Informatics at UGA is more than a numbers game

April 4, 2018

In today’s increasingly automated and analytical world, that’s important. Data detailing our shopping habits, likes and dislikes, location…
Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future

November 10, 2017

The way fruit flies identify similarities between odors offers a new approach for search algorithms. Every day, websites…
Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions

June 28, 2017

Machine learning approach could aid the design of industrial processes for drug manufacturing. When organic chemists identify a…
Computer system passes “visual Turing test”

December 15, 2015

Researchers at MIT, New York University, and the University of Toronto have developed a computer system whose ability…
To get girls more interested in computer science, make classrooms less ‘geeky’

August 25, 2015

Women lag behind men in the lucrative computer science and technology industries, and one of the possible contributors…
Computer scientists simplify parallel programming

March 13, 2015

Modern software takes computational speed for granted. But modern microprocessors can only speed up by increasing the number…
Linguists tackle computational analysis of grammar

February 27, 2015

Children don’t have to be told that “cat” and “cats” are variants of the same word—they pick it…
Patterns in large data show how information travels

February 17, 2015

According to Fariba Karimi, network scientist at Umeå University, analysis of massive online data can reveal what information…
Lab-in-a-Box Takes Aim at Doctors’ Computer Activity

February 12, 2015

They call it “the Lab-in-a-Box.” According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering…
Researchers improve artificial intelligence algorithms for semi-autonomous vehicles

February 4, 2015

For decades, researchers in artificial intelligence, or AI, worked on specialized problems, developing theoretical concepts and workable algorithms…
Parallelizing common algorithms

February 2, 2015

Every undergraduate computer-science major takes a course on data structures, which describes different ways of organizing data in…
New algorithm can separate unstructured text into topics with high accuracy and reproducibility

January 30, 2015

Much of our reams of data sit in large databases of unstructured text. Finding insights among emails, text…
Researchers revamp a common “data structure” so that it will work with multicore chips

January 30, 2015

Every undergraduate computer-science major takes a course on data structures, which describes different ways of organizing data in…
Optimizing optimization algorithms

January 21, 2015

Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. Among other…
New algorithm could enable household robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments

January 13, 2015

For household robots ever to be practical, they’ll need to be able to recognize the objects they’re supposed…
Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family

January 13, 2015

Researchers have found that, based on enough Facebook Likes, computers can judge your personality traits better than your…
Crowd science provides major boost for certain research projects

January 6, 2015

Crowd science is making possible research projects that might otherwise be out of reach, tapping thousands of volunteers…
Big data may be fashion industry’s next must-have accessory

December 18, 2014

  Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry’s runways, according to a…
Crowdfunding 101: Researchers use #SciFund Challenge to determine key factors in successful Internet fundraising

December 11, 2014

USCB researchers use #SciFund Challenge to determine key factors in successful Internet fundraising for scientific research efforts Everything…
A better way to find communities in networks

December 10, 2014

A key challenge network scientists face is figuring out how networks break down into communities — for example,…
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