Understanding Genomic Evolution
Technological advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing have opened up the possibility of determining how living things are related by analyzing the ways in which their genes have been rearranged on chromosomes. However, inferring such evolutionary...  Read more
Instant Upgrade
Rich Vuduc uses a familiar routine to introduce his students to the concept of parallel programming. On the first day of class, the assistant professor hands a pile of papers to a student. That student takes one and passes the bundle to the next...  Read more
Finding a Quasar in a Haystack
The datasets Alex Gray works with are truly astronomical—in every sense of the word. Analogous to Moore's Law, which holds that computer speeds double every 18 months, is the even faster growth of the sizes of data collections in all fields—from...  Read more
Lock Up That Phone
Cell phones and other mobile devices are becoming more powerful, more functional and more indispensable in many people's lives. But these same qualities also make them tempting targets for criminal hackers—and at the moment, there's little to stop...  Read more
M-Lab Tracks Metrics for ‘Net Neutrality
Keeping the Internet robust, innovative and democratic are the goals behind the Internet Measurement Lab (M-Lab), a project founded and supported by Google, the PlanetLab Consortium and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute....  Read more
Converting medical records to an electronic format would allow seamless information sharing among health care providers and give patients control over their medical records. Moreover, such records could produce significant cost-saving efficiencies...  Read more
Randomness Hits Big
Four College of Computing professors (and a fifth outside Georgia Tech) will share a $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation with the goal of discovering how randomized algorithms can yield solutions to some of the most vexing...  Read more