As scientists are attempting to power implanted medical devices with body fuel like glucose, College of Computing faculty member Thad Starner comments, "It is the electronic version of a tapeworm." He says, "It sits there, it is harmless, it takes such a tiny amount of food from you that it doesn't matter, and it does something useful for you." Source: The Guardian

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Computing faculty member Ling Liu and IBM Watson Center researcher Bugra Gedik recently developed a new technology that could protect cell phone and mobile device users from privacy abuse, while still enabling them to enjoy the benefits that location-based technologies have to offer. Source: PhysOrg

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College of Computing faculty member Wenke Lee and his team along with researchers from Google are studying a virtually undetectable form of attack that quietly controls where victims go on the Internet. The study, set to be published in February, takes a close look at “open recursive” DNS servers. Source: PC World

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Christopher Klaus, the donor of the Klaus Advanced Computing Building at Georgia Tech and founder & CEO of Kaneva, Inc. says "Virtual worlds are still in the very early stages. We are where MP3s were seven years ago. Our goal is to combine the virtual world with social networking and videogaming." Source: Forbes Special Report

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Addressing the issue of Cyber Terrorism, Seymour Goodman, a College of Computing Professor joint with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, stated that “There have currently been no cyber terrorist attacks or evidence of Al Qaeda or any other terrorist organizations attempting one”. He added, “We are much more imaginative in thinking what they could do to us then I suspect they are." Source: Global Politician

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As academics are flocking to use virtual worlds and multiplayer games as media to conduct research, Ian Bogost, a GVU Center faculty member and gaming expert thinks that it's important to look at the process realistically. "If this is really research and not just production, then of course there are going to be surprises," he said. Source: TechnologyReview.com

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As wearable computers are becoming a fashion statement and an indispensable accessory, Thad Starner, College of Computing associate professor commented on projection screens mounted on his glasses: "I can actually have a research conversation with you and suddenly be an expert… while I'm still looking at you in the eye." Source: CNN

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College of Computing graduate student Cindy M. Robertson and Associate Professor Blair MacIntyre have won the Honorable Mention Award at the Sixth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2007) held between November 13-16, 2007 in Nara, Japan. Their entry was one of the three papers awarded this year in the symposium.

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Commenting on Facebook's Beacon technology, Rebecca Grinter, professor at School of Interactive Computing, said the bruhaha may illustrate a learning curve for a 3-year-old computer startup. "Privacy is not black or white. It's not on or off," Grinter said. "It's determined by our relationships with other people, and that's something Facebook hasn't quite grasped yet." Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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The Georgia Tech Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (gtACM) has advanced to the 2008 ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals to be held on April 6-10, 2008, at Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada. The programming team has earned a 'wildcard' slot and is one of the top 94 teams out of over 7,000 teams worldwide that have been invited to the world finals.

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College of Computing faculty member David Bader's book "Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications" was launched this month as the world's first published collection on petascale techniques for computational science and engineering. Petascale computers are capable of performing one quadrillion operations per second - nearly ten times the speed of today's fastest supercomputers. Source: iTnews

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Papers by Algorithms and Randomness Center (ARC) and ThinkTank members that provide new ways of increasing Internet connectivity and the speed of wireless networks will be presented at the Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-VI) from November 14-15 in Atlanta, GA.

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Christopher W. Klaus, the donor of the Klaus Advanced Computing Building at Georgia Tech and founder & CEO of Kaneva, Inc. has been included in the list of 25 of the most influential people in Southeast tech by TechJournal South. Klaus is also highly regarded as an Internet pioneer as well as a philanthropist and community leader. Source: TechJournal South

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College of Computing faculty members have been involved with developing technology to thwart the latest tricks employed by spammers, phishers and other cyber-criminals. Three of these techniques have been included in a NetworkWorld.com report as new technology to stop spam. Source: NetworkWorld.com

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Faculty members Frank Dellaert and Bruce Walker have developed a wearable computing system designed to help the visually impaired and others navigate their way in unknown territory. "We have a working prototype using computer vision to see street-level details, such as light posts and benches,” says Dellaert. Source: The Times of India

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According to new research by School of ISyE Adjunct Professor Craig Tovey, the swarm intelligence of amazingly organized honeybees can be used to improve the efficiency of Internet servers faced with the similar challenges of limited resources and no central command . Source: Georgia Tech News Room

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With a goal to attract more students into Computer Science, the College of Computing at Georgia Tech has spiced up their classes with gaming, media, manipulation, applications to other disciplines such as biology, economics and robots. Tucker Balch, a faculty member said “Students don’t get turned on by classical dry assignments." Source: ScienceMag.org (Subscription Required)

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College of Computing PhD student Shwetak Patel and Professor Gregory Abowd have published a paper that describes how to use a computer microphone to determine where on a screen a person is blowing. They were able to achieve 100% accuracy for the hands-free user interface. Source: News.com

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The Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center has honored Larry Hodges, the chairman of computer science at UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics for his research on virtual-reality technologies used to treat phobias. Hodges is a former faculty member at Georgia Tech.

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Ian Bogost, a professor with the GVU Center at Georgia Tech and author of several books on serious gaming, is serving as a guest editor on the Kotaku site this week. In one of his articles, he talks about the military as being a prominent player in serious video games. Source: Kotaku.com

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The Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center has honored Larry Hodges, the chairman of computer science at UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics for his research on virtual-reality technologies used to treat phobias. Hodges is a former faculty member at Georgia Tech. Source: BizJournals.com

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The College of Computing at Georgia Tech and Chapman & Hall/CRC Press today announced the launch of “Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications”, the first published collection on petascale techniques for computational science and engineering, at the SC07 conference.

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Inspired by a visit to Alfred Nobel's resting place, College of Computing Professor Ron Arkin, one of the nation's leading roboticists, set out to research on how to give a robot a conscience. The Defense Department awarded Arkin $290,000 to fund his three-year study. Source: Atlanta Magazine

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Deep in the labs at Georgia Tech, researchers are perfecting yet another have-to-see-to-believe technology -- a car that can actually drive without a human driver. College of Computing faculty member Henrik Christensen said that thanks to recent advances such as the LS 460, commercialization possibilities are right around the corner. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle (Subscription Required)

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Kamesh Madduri, a PhD student at the College of Computing has won a special mention at the ACM/IEEE-CS High Performance Computing Fellows for 2007. The selection committee has informed him that it was very impressed with his "research excellence, academic progress, the potential of his plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills and his use of HPC resources."

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"It is groundbreaking … and helps to forward human-robot interaction studies significantly" said Ronald Arkin, Regents' Professor in the School of Interactive Computing commenting on research at University of California, San Diego. He also cautioned that researchers don't yet understand the consequences of increased human-robot interaction. Source: National Geographic News

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Thomas Zacharia, Part-time Professor at College of Computing and the driving force behind Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s rise to international leadership in scientific computing, has been named vice president for science and technology at the University of Tennessee. Source: Knox News

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Henrik Christensen, robotics professor at College of Computing at Georgia Tech and Carl Lundberg, National Defense College in Stockholm, report on a study which examines the common requirements for robots in four areas of military and police operations. Source: Royal United Services Institute

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On the outside a home might look like any other, but inside, it’s can be high-tech all the way. Here's a look at what some of the leading scientists from College of Computing at Georgia Tech, such as Elizabeth Mynatt, John Stasko and Thad Starner are working on today to bring into your homes tomorrow. Source: Ivanhoe.com

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A project to boost outreach to Hispanic women, authored by College of Computing Instructor and Director of Computer Science Outreach Barbara Ericson, was recently awarded a $500 Systers Pass-It-On Grant from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

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"What we're doing is much more difficult than an autopilot on an airplane," said Georgia Tech's Sting Racing team leader Tucker Balch, a former Air Force F-15 fighter pilot who should know. "Unlike an autopilot, we're driving on a road system where you have to obey traffic laws and so forth." Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Peter A. Freeman, Dean Emeritus and Founding Dean of the College of Computing from 1990 to 2002 was presented with the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing. Source: Hpcwire.com

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Celia Pearce, director of the Experimental Game Lab at the GVU Center says that while the purpose of games was "to create quality time among intergenerational family members," video games “have created a bigger generation gap in that adults seldom play [them] with their children.” Source: The Monitor

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The Georgia Tech Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (gtACM) won 2nd place at the 2007 Southeastern Regional ACM Programming Contest held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, on October 13th, 2007. Now, the students start practicing and await an invitation to the World Finals to be held in Banff Springs, Alberta, later next spring.

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College of Computing Professor Mark Guzdial was appointed Vice-Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Education Board and Education Council at a meeting of the ACM Council in New York last week.

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The College of Computing at Georgia Tech today announced that the Sting Racing team, a collaboration between Georgia Tech and Science Applications International Corporation [NYSE: SAI], has left for Victorville, Calif. to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Urban Challenge semifinals and finals events with their fully autonomous vehicle entry, Sting 1.

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"Workers should exercise discretion with e-mails" advised Amy Bruckman, associate professor at College of Computing.  She said "Such messages have the potential to cross professional boundaries, but they can also build bonds and social capital." Source: CNN

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Thanks to the gaming music talent provided by Georgia Tech's GVU Center, Atlanta is quickly establishing itself as a major force in the video game industry. An established musician can make $800 to $2,000 for every minute of recorded sound that goes into a game. Source: AtlantaBizJournals.com

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Celia Pearce, a GVU Center faculty member and Director of Emergent Game Group discussed conscious vs. unconscious game design in a Blip.tv interview. She says that since most games have a causal relationship between actions and advance, designers should be more conscious about the values conveyed through the game. Source: Blip.tv

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College of Computing Assistant Professor Alex Orso recently participated in a podcast of the International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA). In Episode 15, organizers talk about the history of the ETX workshops and poster sessions and then about some of the exciting elements of this year's workshop program. Source: OOPSLA Podcast

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GVU Center faculty member Michael Nitsche in a Blip.tv interview said that games need layers of values as their underlying design to generate artificial intelligence behaviors. Source: Blip.tv

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“This is the first time AR Façade has been seen outside a university research laboratory,” stated Blair MacIntyre, associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech’s GVU Center and an expert in augmented reality, computer graphics and human-computer interaction.

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"Humans are very unusual creatures," College of Computing Regents' Professor Ron Arkin said, "If you ask me if every human will want to marry a robot, my answer is probably not. But will there be a subset of people? There are people ready right now to marry sex toys." Source: MSNBC

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Nirmal Patel, a doctoral student working on Wearable Computing at the College of Computing, showed off prototypes for cellphone versions of Dance Dance Revolution and Mario Kart at 11th Annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Source: Daily Free Press

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AirDefense, Inc. announced that David Thomas, the company's vice president of product strategy was appointed to the Georgia Tech Information Security Center's Industry Advisory Board. "Our faculty and students look forward to interacting with David" said Mustaque Ahamad, director of GTISC. Source: PR Inside

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French ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont said that Georgia Tech's partnership with France's Lorraine region to foster research in areas such as security and computer science is helping to build upon the "new friendship" between France and the United States. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The GVU Center is collaborating with Beall Center at University of California, Irvine to organise the Grand Text Auto symposium and performances. The exhibit opened on Thursday, with opening symposiums and performances on Friday and will be open until 14 December. Source: Wired.com

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College of Computing faculty member Thad Starner, a founding member and chairman of this year's International Symposium on Wearable Computers at Boston says he has worn his computer every day for 15 years. Source: Boston Globe

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Georgia Tech aims to become the first American university in India to offer U.S.-recognized graduate degrees identical to those received by students at its American campus in Atlanta. It's looking for faculty and hoping to build a state-of-the-art research campus in Hyderabad, India. Source: US Embassy, India

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College of Computing faculty member Elizabeth D. Mynatt, one of the principal researchers in the Aware Home Research Initiative, is investigating the next generation of high-tech tools to keep seniors connected. Source: LA Times

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As hackers are finding new ways to deliver spam, steal data and introduce computer viruses, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center's report on emerging threats suggests that online media players could be their next weapons. Source: National Public Radio

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Henrik Christensen, Director, Robotics and Intelligent Machines Center and Sting Racing member, said "The most important qualification is our competence in systems integration, but our strategy to control (the robot) is also a major component of our design." The team has spent about $200,000 on hardware for the robot, but about $2 million on the total project. Source: News.com

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College of Computing Professor John Stasko, along with Post-Doc Carsten Goerg and students Zhicheng Liu, Kanupriyah Singhal, Neel Parekh have won the university division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2007 Symposium Contest.

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A team of College of Computing researchers, jointly with colleagues at Ohio State University, have received a new IBM Shared University Research (SUR) award to create a Critical Enterprise Grid Services (CEGS) facility, a prototype corporate grid that will link the two institutions.

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According to the Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2008 released by Georgia Tech ISC, online videos might be conduits for malicious code that can infect your computer. As anti-spam technology improves, hackers are finding new vehicles to deliver their malicious code. Source: Associated Press

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The Georgia Tech Board of Regents has recently approved a Dual Degree Masters Program in Embedded Software to be administered jointly by the College of Computing and Korea University (KU), Seoul, South Korea.

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It is the fastest growing, fastest changing type of crime in the world and Georgia Tech is on the frontlines of the battle to control it. GTISC just held a cyber security summit and experts talked about the latest threats like bot-networks, targeted messaging attacks, and threats to mobile phones. Source: 11Alive.com

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Speaking at the GTISC Security Summit on Emerging Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures, keynote speaker Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, said the Internet is insecure. And he should know — he helped build the thing. Source: Forbes.com

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The GVU Center is collaborating with Beall Center at University of California, Irvine to organize the Grand Text Auto symposium and performances. Grand Text Auto presents six artists wheeling their way to the forefront of digital games and narrative. Source: Beall Center, UC Irvine

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Ayanna Howard, a College of Computing Adjunct Professor with School of ECE feels that iRobot has been successful by selling very specialized devices instead of "coming up with one robot that can do everything." She is specializing in human-robot interactions at home. Source: Ajc.com

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Rebecca Elizabeth Grinter, associate professor at the school's College of Computing and Program Coordinator of Human Centered Computing comments on her study: "Robot owners are more willing to work with a robot that does have issues because they really, really like it." Source: KTVB.com

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McAfee, Inc. vice president and chief scientist George Heron will discuss threats and countermeasures being seen today in the security industry along with a panel of security experts at Georgia Tech Security Summit on October 2, 2007. Source: Money.CNN.com

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Ellen Zegura, College of Computing Associate Dean of Special Programs and co-chair of a group exploring uses for Global Environment for Network Innovation advocates understanding of both how Internet works and how it could work better. Source: NJ.com

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The GTISC Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2008, released at the annual GTISC Security Summit on Emerging Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures, outlines the top five areas of security concern and risk for consumer and enterprise Internet users for the coming year.

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Computational Media students Ari Velazquez and Dan Gibson have converted their apartment into a sort of high-tech video game cave, sealing windows with blankets and cardboard and stocking up on ramen noodles, chips and white-cheddar popcorn. Source: New York Times

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College of Computing faculty member Melody Moore Jackson is working on a "brain-computer interface" to communicate with the minds of paralyzed patients by monitoring their brain activity. Source: Wall Street Journal

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College of Computing Postdoctoral Fellow and ARC ThinkTank member Luis Rademacher has won the Johnson prize for 2006-07, given by the MIT mathematics department to the most outstanding paper co-authored by a graduate student.

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Ian Bogost, a GVU Center faculty member and co-founder of Persuasive Games, comments on Microsoft's Halo 3: "This is like the summer action movie of the video world, the big release with the explosions and the crazy special effects." Source: ajc.com

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Ronald Arkin, Regents' Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, comments on the ethical, legal and moral ramifications of society's dependence on robots. He is developing an artificial-conscience mechanism to govern robot behavior. Source: Washington Post

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Julie Jacko, a College of Computing Professor joint with the School of Biomedical Engineering and president of the Association for Computing Machinery's group on human-computer interaction, said research like this could end up changing how young women feel about computers. Source: Hays Daily News

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A paper titled "At the Flick of a Switch: Detecting and Classifying Unique Electrical Events on the Residential Power Line," written by College of Computing Graduate Students Shwetak N. Patel and Julie A. Kientz, along with Research Scientist Thomas Robertson, Senior Research Scientist Matthew Reynolds and Professor Gregory Abowd, has won the Best Paper Award at the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2007), held in Innsbruck, Austria, on September 16-19, 2007.

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Graduate Research Assistant Alan Wagner and Regents' Professor Ronald Arkin won the best technical paper award at the 15th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 06).

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College of Computing Associate Professor David A. Bader delivered a keynote talk on "Petascale Computing for Large-Scale Graph Problems" at the 7th International Conference on Parallel Processing (PPAM) on September 11, 2007 in Gdansk, Poland.

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College of Computing Ph.D. graduate James M. Hudson's book, "Chatting to Learn: The Changing Psychology and Evolving Pedagogy of Online Learning," is releasing this week in hardcover from Cambria Press.

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College of Computing Associate Professor Blaire MacIntyre has teamed up with Georgia Tech librarian Brian Matthews to develop a space in the Second Life virtual world from which students could "check out" land parcels in order "to hang out, explore, and learn the basics of the software." Source: CampusTechnology.com

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The College of Computing has announced that Dr. Juan McGruder will lead the newly established Office of Development for its School of Computer Science. Dr. McGruder has served as Associate Director of Development for the College for the past four years.

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The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) has created a 19-member board of industry advisors to give GTISC advice and strategy as it grows as an academic research organization in information security. The board features security and technology executives from top organizations in the IT industry and the global business community. Source: MoneyCentral.Msn.com

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Ian Bogost, a GVU Center faculty member and co-founder of Persuasive Games, says the cultures in China and particularly in South Korea are driving big growth in the online game market. Source: BizJournals.com

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Ian Bogost, a GVU Center faculty member and co-founder of Persuasive Games, was the keynote speaker at the first Sim-U gaming conference. The event focused on the role of video games in interactive learning. Source: TravelerOnline.com

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Gregory Abowd, a professor in the School of Interactive Computing, will present a paper with colleagues at the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing to show that they could train a computer to distinguish between activity in different rooms as their lights were switched on and off, or to tell the signature of microwave oven from that of a ceiling fan. Source: NewScientist.com

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Recent interest in Second Life from marketers and other companies has made it difficult to assess the success or importance of this platform. However, Jose Zagal, Ph.D. student in the School of Interactive Computing, notes that some companies are using Second Life experimentally as environments for R&D. IBM, for example, is experimenting with ways to support distributed work teams. Source: Diario Financiero, Chile (spanish)

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Universities like the College of Computing at Georgia Tech are trying to stanch the downturn by dropping prerequisites, instituting mentoring programs, and, in some cases, using interactive technology to give introductory classes a bit more sex appeal. Source: UTNE Reader

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Over the next two months College of Computing Regents' Professor Ron Arkin will visit several U.S. military installations to talk about the armed services’ use of robots. But Arkin’s interest in military applications extends beyond simply helping out on the battlefield; he foresees a day when robots serve not just as a valuable tool for soldiers, but their conscience as well. Source: SundayPaper.com

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Damballa, a provider of Internet security software that targets so-called “bot armies,” has landed $6 million in Series B funding. Merrick Furst, associate dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, founded the company. Source: LocalTechWire

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The Summit will bring together prominent leaders and visionaries in the information technology and security fields to discuss and debate the top emerging cyber security threats, as well as possible countermeasures to safeguard the user and business communities. Source: Business Wire

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Damballa, a provider of Internet security software that targets so-called “bot armies,” has landed $6 million in Series B funding. Merrick Furst, associate dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, founded the company. Source: LocalTechWire

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Microsoft Research has formed a partnership with Bryn Mawr, the venerable liberal-arts women’s college near Philadelphia, and the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. The three jump-started a $2 million pilot program called the Institute for Personal Robots in Education that is developing an easily programmable tabletop robotic device to introduce to first-year computer science students. Source: The American

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Microsoft Research has formed a partnership with Bryn Mawr, the venerable liberal-arts women’s college near Philadelphia, and the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. The three jump-started a $2 million pilot program called the Institute for Personal Robots in Education that is developing an easily programmable tabletop robotic device to introduce to first-year computer science students. Source: The American

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The Klaus Advanced Computing Building is like a computer chip: high tech, multi-layered, and the hub of frenetic activity. It’s host to laboratory research, classroom teaching, and faculty collaboration in a wide array of workspaces, all focused on the science of computing. Plus,the Klaus building has become the hot new location for staging all manner of Georgia Tech campus events. Source: SteelCase

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Graduate student Anirudh Ramachandran's work on filtering spam using network-level properties will appear at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), ACM's top security conference, at the end of October.

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GVU professor Gil Weinberg has been jamming at concerts all over the world with his invention, Haile the drum-playing robot. Haile uses artificial intelligence to improvise on real drums and respond to human musicians in an ensemble. Source: AJC

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GVU professor Gil Weinberg has been jamming at concerts all over the world with his invention, Haile the drum-playing robot.  Haile uses artificial intelligence to improvise on real drums and respond to human musicians in an ensemble. Source: AJC

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Ga. Tech engineers have created a robotic car that drives...by itself! Source: CBS 46

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As a computer science graduate student at the University of Washington in the early 2000s, current College of Computing at Georgia Tech Assistant Professor Karen Liu set out to find an easier method. Her article of faith: "There [had] to be some way, from our knowledge of physics and biomechanics, to distill the properties that create motion styles." Source: Technology Review

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Ga. Tech engineers have created a robotic car that drives...by itself! Source: CBS 46

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As a computer science graduate student at the University of Washington in the early 2000s, current College of Computing at Georgia Tech Assistant Professor Karen Liu set out to find an easier method. Her article of faith: "There [had] to be some way, from our knowledge of physics and biomechanics, to distill the properties that create motion styles." Source: Technology Review

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It will be a while before the humanoid murderers portrayed in Hollywood films like "Robocop" and "Terminator" will be unleashed on humanity. "But there are no scientific barriers standing in the way of autonomous combat robots," says Ronald Arkin of the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology. "The parts of the whole are being assembled as we speak." Source: Spiegel Online

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The odds in the struggle have favored the bad guys, who focus on exploiting what others create, said Seymour Goodman, of the Georgia Institute of Technology. “These guys are becoming innovative faster than the good guys,” Goodman said. Source: GCN

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The Hudson Institute sponsored a talk on the "International Dimensions of Securing Cyberspace." The lecture, given by Prof. Seymour Goodman, Georgia Tech, looks at the international nature of the Internet and the problems this poses for securing cyberspace. Source: C-Span (Link requires Real Player)

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It will be a while before the humanoid murderers portrayed in Hollywood films like "Robocop" and "Terminator" will be unleashed on humanity. "But there are no scientific barriers standing in the way of autonomous combat robots," says Ronald Arkin of the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology. "The parts of the whole are being assembled as we speak." Source: Spiegel Online

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The odds in the struggle have favored the bad guys, who focus on exploiting what others create, said Seymour Goodman, of the Georgia Institute of Technology. “These guys are becoming innovative faster than the good guys,” Goodman said. Source: GCN

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Despite these alarm bells, the specific code release doesn't mean much for Facebook's security, according to Jon Giffin, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech's School of Computing Science and a researcher at the school's Information Security Center. Source: ABC News

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Despite these alarm bells, the specific code release doesn't mean much for Facebook's security, according to Jon Giffin, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech's School of Computing Science and a researcher at the school's Information Security Center. Source: ABC News

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Already online worlds such as Second Life challenged notions of what was meant by "cyberspace", said Amy Bruckman, associate professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Source: BBC News

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It shoots. It scores! Robots and their humans from 37 countries are competing at RoboCup 2007 at Georgia Tech. While these students are very smart, so are their 'bots. Source: CNN

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Already online worlds such as Second Life challenged notions of what was meant by "cyberspace", said Amy Bruckman, associate professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Source: BBC News

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It shoots. It scores! Robots and their humans from 37 countries are competing at RoboCup 2007 at Georgia Tech. While these students are very smart, so are their 'bots. Source: CNN

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Smart house: A residential structure that reacts to its occupants, turning lights on and off automatically, adjusting temperature, and sending a robotic maid to fix you a martini (well, almost). For an example, see the Georgia Tech Aware Home. Source: AJC

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Smart house: A residential structure that reacts to its occupants, turning lights on and off automatically, adjusting temperature, and sending a robotic maid to fix you a martini (well, almost). For an example, see the Georgia Tech Aware Home. Source: AJC

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Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Ian Bogost Bogost wants to harness interactive entertainment for more than just tooling around in fantasy la-la land... Now stop thinking and have some fun with Professor Bogost on Monday's edition of The Colbert Report. Source: Comedy Central

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The College of Computing at Georgia Tech today announced that the Sting Racing team competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Urban Challenge has passed its site visit and is one of 36 teams judged technologically capable of competing in the final round.

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Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Ian Bogost Bogost wants to harness interactive entertainment for more than just tooling around in fantasy la-la land... Now stop thinking and have some fun with Professor Bogost on Monday's edition of The Colbert Report. Source: Comedy Central

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The Office of the Provost has awarded Focused Research Program (FRP) funding for research proposals in high performance computing for $30,000 and web science for $29,313. The proposals were coordinated by College of Computing Associate Professor David A. Bader and co-coordinated by Associate Professors Amy Bruckman and Milena Mihail, respectively.

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The Institute for Personal Robotics in Education (IPRE), a joint effort of the College of Computing, Microsoft Research, and Bryn Mawr College, received the "Technical Innovation Award for Educational Impact" at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Robot Competition & Exhibition held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from July 22-26, 2007.

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Keith Edwards, an associate computer science professor at Georgia Tech, said many are often too cavalier with the drives. "They're so small and inexpensive, people think of them as being disposable," he said. If you left a laptop at airport security, you would quickly notice and run back for it, he said. "But a flash drive? Probably not."

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Christopher Klaus, College of Computing Advisory Board member and CEO and founder of Atlanta-based Kaneva, Inc., says companies must market themselves on the site that is best-suited for their brands.The Virtual World of Kaneva which is still in test mode, plans to make money by charging for virtual items. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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There are few aspects of our lives that are not touched in some way by the Internet, and few technological developments have had such broad impact in such a short time. Article by School of Computer Science Chair Ellen W. Zegura. Source: OST Bridges

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Christopher Klaus, College of Computing Advisory Board member and CEO and founder of Atlanta-based Kaneva, Inc., says companies must market themselves on the site that is best-suited for their brands.The Virtual World of Kaneva which is still in test mode, plans to make money by charging for virtual items. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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There are few aspects of our lives that are not touched in some way by the Internet, and few technological developments have had such broad impact in such a short time. Article by School of Computer Science Chair Ellen W. Zegura. Source: OST Bridges

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As the man designated to replace Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp.'s long-term strategic thinker, Craig Mundie, College of Computing alum, is at the center of a daunting corporate challenge: positioning the company to survive and thrive in the post-Gates era. Source: Wall Street Journal

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As the man designated to replace Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp.'s long-term strategic thinker, Craig Mundie, College of Computing alum, is at the center of a daunting corporate challenge: positioning the company to survive and thrive in the post-Gates era. Source: Wall Street Journal

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"By blending digital creations with our view of the world, augmented reality is set to transform the way we entertain and educate ourselves."  Article co-written by College of Computing Professor, and Director of the Augmented Environments Lab, Blair MacIntyre, and LCC Professor Jay David Bolter. Source: Spectrum IEEE

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"By blending digital creations with our view of the world, augmented reality is set to transform the way we entertain and educate ourselves."  Article co-written by College of Computing Professor, and Director of the Augmented Environments Lab, Blair MacIntyre, and LCC Professor Jay David Bolter. Source: Spectrum IEEE

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Game designer Celia Pearce, a GVU Center faculty member and head of The Experimental Games Lab, is no stranger to the transformative experiences people often have through their avatars. Source: NPR

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Founder and president of Persuasive Video Games, and Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Ian Bogost, speaks in and interview with Bloomberg about his new book, video games, the CNN/YouTube debates, and the various ways in which media can affect today's society.  Source: Bloomberg

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Founder and president of Persuasive Video Games, and Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Ian Bogost, speaks in and interview with Bloomberg about his new book, video games, the CNN/YouTube debates, and the various ways in which media can affect today's society.  Source: Bloomberg

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Formed in 1996, Internet2 is a non-profit consortium contributing to the advancement of networking research with projects like the Abiline Network and the National Lambda Rail (NLR) project, which has deployed the highest bandwidth research network in the country.

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"AMD and its platform partners have developed an innovative technology that directly addresses the need for efficient and cost-effective memory capability, which is one of the most significant computing requirements of the scientific community," said Thomas Zacharia, associate laboratory director of Computing and Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and part-time professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Source: HPCWire

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"AMD and its platform partners have developed an innovative technology that directly addresses the need for efficient and cost-effective memory capability, which is one of the most significant computing requirements of the scientific community," said Thomas Zacharia, associate laboratory director of Computing and Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and part-time professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Source: HPCWire

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Mustaque Ahamad, director of the Georgia Tech information security center, warns computer users to beware of remote programs that can record the keystrokes of a password as it is typed and secretly transmit the information to a hacker.  "Typically, we have defenses for things we know, but we keep finding new ones all the time," said Ahamad. "You have to make sure you turn off access where you don't want access." Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Mustaque Ahamad, director of the Georgia Tech information security center, warns computer users to beware of remote programs that can record the keystrokes of a password as it is typed and secretly transmit the information to a hacker.  "Typically, we have defenses for things we know, but we keep finding new ones all the time," said Ahamad. "You have to make sure you turn off access where you don't want access." Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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YouTube users will quiz the candidates, but Ian Bogost, assistant professor of digital media at Georgia Tech, calls the debate "superficial" and "overly hyped." "First of all, I frankly don't think we get a deeper understanding of policy on YouTube than we do in the newspaper or TV," Bogost said. Source: Washington Post

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YouTube users will quiz the candidates, but Ian Bogost, assistant professor of digital media at Georgia Tech, calls the debate "superficial" and "overly hyped." "First of all, I frankly don't think we get a deeper understanding of policy on YouTube than we do in the newspaper or TV," Bogost said. Source: Washington Post

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Five papers from members of the Algorithms and Randomness Center and ThinkTank (ARC ThinkTank) were presented at the Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC 2007), June 10-13 in San Diego, California. The symposium is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and is one of the top annual conferences in theoretical computer science.

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The RoboCup Federation's annual competition invites scientists and amateurs to construct a robot team capable of defeating the 2050 human World Cup Soccer champions. Source: Time

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The RoboCup Federation's annual competition invites scientists and amateurs to construct a robot team capable of defeating the 2050 human World Cup Soccer champions. Source: Time

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A group of researchers at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech want to do away with the keyboard. They’ve designed a wristwatch that recognizes hand gestures and uses them for touch-free control of electronic devices such as MP3 players, cell phones, and home appliances. The technology could also be used by a doctor to control a medical device during an operation. Source: Discovery Channel

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A group of researchers at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech want to do away with the keyboard. They’ve designed a wristwatch that recognizes hand gestures and uses them for touch-free control of electronic devices such as MP3 players, cell phones, and home appliances. The technology could also be used by a doctor to control a medical device during an operation. Source: Discovery Channel

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Mustaque Ahamad, director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, comments on recent development of hackers. "Traditionally, hacking started with some kids in a basement doing it for fun or for bragging rights, " said Ahamad. "The last several years, the trend shifted to criminals and now it's more of an organized crime." Source:  St. Petersburg Times

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 Associate Professor Frank Dellaert, College of Computing Ph.D. Student Grant Schindler, and Microsoft Research have developed 4D Cities, a software that shows the evolution of a city over time.  The software automatically builds an animated 3D model that shows changes. This application will be useful for architects, historians or town planners. Source: ZDNet

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Associate Professor Frank Dellaert, College of Computing Ph.D. Student Grant Schindler, and Microsoft Research have developed 4D Cities, a software that shows the evolution of a city over time.  The software automatically builds an animated 3D model that shows changes. This application will be useful for architects, historians or town planners. Source: ZDNet

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Mustaque Ahamad, director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, comments on recent development of hackers. "Traditionally, hacking started with some kids in a basement doing it for fun or for bragging rights, " said Ahamad. "The last several years, the trend shifted to criminals and now it's more of an organized crime." Source:  St. Petersburg Times

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The silver 2007 Porche Cayenne looks like any other SUV, however the car, called Sting, is a robot, able to drive itself, and it's being built by scientists at Georgia Tech's College of Computing. Source: Public Broadcasting

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The silver 2007 Porche Cayenne looks like any other SUV, however the car, called Sting, is a robot, able to drive itself, and it's being built by scientists at Georgia Tech's College of Computing. Source: Public Broadcasting

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Interactive Computing Professor James Foley and Computer Science Grad Student Jason Day have won the IEEE Education Society's 2007 Best Transactions Paper Award for a paper titled "Evaluating a Web Lecture Intervention in a Human-Computer Interaction Course," published in the November 2006 issue of IEEE Transactions on Education.

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College of Computing Instructor Cedric Stallworth has been named Best Freshman Professor for 2007 by the Georgia Tech Freshman Activities Board (FAB), a freshman leadership organization that is part of Georgia Tech Housing's Freshman Experience program.

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A research Team, including Janet Kolodner, a professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, recently conducted a study see if a design-based approach to a unit on the human respiratory system would result in greater student learning than more traditional direct instruction methods. Source: ASCD

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RoboCup 2007, which is being held at the Georgia Tech, will host 1,700 robot researchers and 300 robot teams from 33 countries. This year, the competition will feature a new Nanogram League in which microscopic robots will compete. Source: EETimes

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If you’re a closet robot fanatic, then you may want to head over to Georgia Tech. The world’s largest robotics competition kicks off Tuesday at Georgia Tech and involves some of the most intricate, sophisticated, and complicated robots today. Click on video for more information. Source: Fox Atlanta

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A research Team, including Janet Kolodner, a professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, recently conducted a study see if a design-based approach to a unit on the human respiratory system would result in greater student learning than more traditional direct instruction methods. Source: ASCD

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RoboCup 2007, which is being held at the Georgia Tech, will host 1,700 robot researchers and 300 robot teams from 33 countries. This year, the competition will feature a new Nanogram League in which microscopic robots will compete. Source: EETimes

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Is the Internet in trouble? Should it be revamped? Ellen W. Zegura is trying to answer both of these questions. Zegura is chairwoman of the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also co-chair of the science council at GENI, the National Science Foundation's proposed new testbed for Internet innovation. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

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If you’re a closet robot fanatic, then you may want to head over to Georgia Tech. The world’s largest robotics competition kicks off Tuesday at Georgia Tech and involves some of the most intricate, sophisticated, and complicated robots today. Click on video for more information. Source: Fox Atlanta

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's "Jaguar" supercomputer is now the second fastest in the world, according to rankings released Wednesday. "We fully expect these contributions to accelerate in the coming months and years," said Thomas Zacharia,  associate lab director for computing and computational sciences and part-time professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Source: Forbes

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's "Jaguar" supercomputer is now the second fastest in the world, according to rankings released Wednesday. "We fully expect these contributions to accelerate in the coming months and years," said Thomas Zacharia,  associate lab director for computing and computational sciences and part-time professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Source: Forbes

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Lucrative careers and opportunities await graduating students.  Before earning her master's degree in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology in May, Qiushuang Zhang had two job offers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., two from Microsoft Corp. and one from Google Inc. Source: Bloomberg

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Lucrative careers and opportunities await graduating students.  Before earning her master's degree in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology in May, Qiushuang Zhang had two job offers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., two from Microsoft Corp. and one from Google Inc. Source: Bloomberg

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The Spelman College robotics soccer team will compete at the world’s most-renowned competition for research robotics. SpelBots, will compete in the inaugural Microsoft Robotics Studio Soccer Challenge demonstration and the Four-Legged Robot Technical Challenge at RoboCup 2007, July 1-10 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Source: Newswise

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Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost designs popular Web games powered by sarcasm and social commentary, with social themes and moral lessons. In his latest, “Fatworld,” players navigate a consumer paradise, rule their own empire of restaurants and convenience stores, and enjoy food allergies, diabetes, heart disease, and death. Source: Wired

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The Spelman College robotics soccer team will compete at the world’s most-renowned competition for research robotics. SpelBots, will compete in the inaugural Microsoft Robotics Studio Soccer Challenge demonstration and the Four-Legged Robot Technical Challenge at RoboCup 2007, July 1-10 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Source: Newswise

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Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost designs popular Web games powered by sarcasm and social commentary, with social themes and moral lessons. In his latest, “Fatworld,” players navigate a consumer paradise, rule their own empire of restaurants and convenience stores, and enjoy food allergies, diabetes, heart disease, and death. Source: Wired

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 "The Internet is like a big wonderful house that was built in the 1970s," says Ellen W. Zegura, chairwoman of Computer Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. "It's really important to you and you love it, but it may not do things you need it to do today. And while I'm not saying the house has termites, there are signs of decay." Source: The Chronicle Of Higher Education

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Stick figures that dodge falling triangles, dots that explode into giant color circles when they touch, welcome to the online world of Danny Miller, a Georgia Tech College of Computing student with a talent for writing code and a passion for creating Internet games. Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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College of Computing Associate Professor David A. Bader is one of eighty-three of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 13th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

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Stick figures that dodge falling triangles, dots that explode into giant color circles when they touch, welcome to the online world of Danny Miller, a Georgia Tech College of Computing student with a talent for writing code and a passion for creating Internet games. Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Regents' Professor and Chair of the Computational Science & Engineering Division Richard Fujimoto and civil engineering faculty and students won the best paper award for "Ad Hoc Distributed Simulations" at the 21st annual Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS) conference.

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"The Internet is like a big wonderful house that was built in the 1970s," says Ellen W. Zegura, chairwoman of computer sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. "It's really important to you and you love it, but it may not do things you need it to do today. And while I'm not saying the house has termites, there are signs of decay." Source: The Chronicle Of Higher Education

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At a Congressional hearing today on protecting the privacy of social security numbers, Annie Antón testified on behalf of the U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery (USACM) that the theft of social security numbers has become the primary tool for stealing an individual's identity, enabling criminals to unlock access to credit, banking accounts, and other services. Source: ACM

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The Computing Research Association, in consultation with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has announced the membership of the first permanent Council for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). GVU Center Director Elizabeth Mynatt is one of 16 leaders named to the council. Source: Computing Research Association

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The Computing Research Association, in consultation with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has announced the membership of the first permanent Council for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). GVU Center Director Elizabeth Mynatt is one of 16 leaders named to the council. Source: Computing Research Association

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At a Congressional hearing today on protecting the privacy of social security numbers, Annie Antón testified on behalf of the U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery (USACM) that the theft of social security numbers has become the primary tool for stealing an individual's identity, enabling criminals to unlock access to credit, banking accounts, and other services. Source: ACM

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College of Computing Professor Gregory Abowd, who has a patent pending for a technology that disables the recording features of digital recording devices, has been traveling around the world looking for clients and backers of his idea.
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The IMS Research Competition was an innovative collaboration between AT&T, Nokia Siemens Networks and the Georgia Institute of Technology. “We encouraged students to form teams from different programs,” said Russell Clark, a research scientist in Georgia Tech's College of Computing, who mentored students as they developed projects.
Source: Telephony Online

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College of Computing Professor Gregory Abowd, who has a patent pending for a technology that disables the recording features of digital recording devices, has been traveling around the world looking for clients and backers of his idea.
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The IMS Research Competition was an innovative collaboration between AT&T, Nokia Siemens Networks and the Georgia Institute of Technology. “We encouraged students to form teams from different programs,” said Russell Clark, a research scientist in Georgia Tech's College of Computing, who mentored students as they developed projects.
Source: Telephony Online

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"Can a game change the world?" This question was posed to the GVU Center's Celia Pearce a couple of years ago, and now she and the Georgia Tech Emergent Game Group intend to show that it can. Source: Earth Times

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"Can a game change the world?" This question was posed to the GVU Center's Celia Pearce a couple of years ago, and now she and the Georgia Tech Emergent Game Group intend to show that it can.
Source: Earth Times

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RoboCup 2007 is shaping up to be the hottest sporting event of the summer. RoboCup is the zany project of a group of robotics researchers who are determined to build a squad of robots capable of beating the world champion soccer team.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Ian Bogost, a game designer and assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, challenges the video-game industry to develop a thoughtful and respectful game that encourages people to reflect on the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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RoboCup 2007 is shaping up to be the hottest sporting event of the summer. RoboCup is the zany project of a group of robotics researchers who are determined to build a squad of robots capable of beating the world champion soccer team.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Ian Bogost, a game designer and assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, challenges the video-game industry to develop a thoughtful and respectful game that encourages people to reflect on the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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"AR Facade" is an "augmented reality" game, a genre that mixes a virtual world with physical reality. At the College of Computing at Georgia Tech where "AR Facade" was created, researchers are using the technology to create "interactive dramas." The games are "somewhere between a movie and a video game," said Steven Dow, a Ph.D. student in Georgia Tech's human-centered computing program.
Source: The Associated Press

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"AR Facade" is an "augmented reality" game, a genre that mixes a virtual world with physical reality. At the College of Computing at Georgia Tech where "AR Facade" was created, researchers are using the technology to create "interactive dramas." The games are "somewhere between a movie and a video game," said Steven Dow, a Ph.D. student in Georgia Tech's human-centered computing program.
Source: The Associated Press

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The College of Computing and Kaneva are awarding $100 each month starting in June for the best student project or research video submissions on Kaneva.com, the virtual 3D-world networking site. The competition is open to all Georgia Tech students and is planned to run for at least one year.

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A groundbreaking Introduction to Computing course offered for the first time this Spring is the first offering from the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE), a joint venture of Bryn Mawr, The College of Computing at Georgia Tech and Microsoft Research aimed at increasing student enrollment in computer science.

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Ronald Arkin of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech is developing a set of rules of engagement for battlefield robots to ensure that their use of lethal force follows the rules of ethics. In other words, he is trying to create an artificial conscience.

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The College of Computing at Georgia Tech has been ranked 4th in the Nation for graduate programs in an article published in the June 2007 issue of Communications of the ACM. The article also ranks Georgia Tech 3rd in the nation for software engineering and lists NSF ADVANCE Professor of Computing Mary Jean Harrold as the number one software engineering scholar in the world.

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Robots roughly the size and shape of large turtles — if turtles were bright blue, with wheels on either side and a pen-sized hole in the center — scuttle along the floors of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. They draw squares. They run away from lights. They play the tune "La Cucaracha" and the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. They may also save computer science in America.

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Georgia Tech Leadership in Cell/B.E. Processor Research Includes Status as One of the First Universities to Receive IBM QS20 Blade Servers

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Dr. Annie Antón, College of Computing alumna and associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been honored by the St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, Georgia, as the recipient of the 2007 St. Pius X Distinguished Alumna award.

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A new robotics course at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech is aimed at reigniting interest in computer science among undergraduates. Educators at Georgia Tech and elsewhere are turning to innovative programs like the Scribbler to draw more students to the field and reverse the tide of those leaving it.

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At the 2007 RoboBusiness Conference and Expo, Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, sits down with Design News to talk about his role and what the near future will bring for robotics.

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"When designing online environments, keep in mind the kind of experience you want your users to have. If the experience is compelling, whether it is branded or not becomes a non-issue because if the experience is compelling so is the brand experience," according to José Pablo Zaga, PhD candidate at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

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Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor and Persuasive Games founding partner Ian Bogost argues that what the industry needs right now is "games that would demystify the medium", citing clothing designer Marc Ecko's "insightful and ironic" observations, and examining how this applies to the serious games market.

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Recording autistic children isn't new, but the technology to capture moments without continuously recording them is something developed a couple years ago at Georgia Tech's College of Computing by Dr. Gregory Abowd. Watch Video

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The GVU Center's Ian Bogost, an internationally recognized game designer, led the game design with a student team at Georgia Tech.

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On the industrial side of the conference, Henrik Christensen, director of robotics at Georgia Tech and KUKA chair of robotics, spoke about the continued integration of machines into assembly and factory processes, but put emphasis on using machines for the “dirty, the dull and the dangerous” and using humans where intelligence is required.

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Student interest in technology careers is lagging. State departments of education and institutions that train teachers need to make sure that teaching programs adequately prepare teachers. For example, the College of Computing at Georgia Tech just redid its computer science curriculum and is now trying to work out a model for teacher certification in the subject.

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Technology developed at Georgia Tech is making life easier for those who teach children with autism. "We wanted [teachers] to get the data that they wanted in a way that still respects their ability to manage their classroom," said Dr. Gillian Hayes, a recent graduate of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

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In its April 2007 Report, the Georgia Tech Office of Assessment reported the Computational Media (CM) Interdisciplinary Degree at the College of Computing and the School of Literature, Communication and Culture ranked highest on campus among students for academic advising.

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Caring Technologies / TalkAutism of Boise, ID, collaborated with College of Computing Associate Professor Gregory Abowd to develop and patent a digital video recording system that lets professionals, caregivers and parents uniquely capture and then securely replay the last few moments before a behavior of interest or concern of a child with autism.

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Fifteen students at The Georgia Institute of Technology, including eleven from the College of Computing, were awarded $100,000 in cash prizes for creating next-generation mobile applications as part of the 2007 IMS Research Competition.

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A robot called Haile was programmed by Gil Weinberg and colleagues at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, US, to listen to the rhythm played by a human drummer and mimic it. It could even improvise around the drum pattern by dividing, multiplying or skipping beats.

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Historically, handheld consumer gadgets haven't widely used audio menus. There are a few reasons for this, says Bruce Walker, professor in the school of psychology and the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

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On April 18th, the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC) approved the granting of a posthumous degree for CS undergraduate Daniel Compton. Compton died last year and would have been a senior graduating this month.Read More

What do Harley-Davidson, Lehman Brothers, eBay, Volkswagen, Electronic Arts, and Georgia Tech all have in common?  Each is a member of the highly-selective IBM Technical Leadership Forum, which is comprised of high-tech representatives from around the world who serve as an advisory board for IBM on information technologies.

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School of Computer Science Assistant Professor Gabriel Loh recently received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project titled "Computer Architecture Foundations for 3D-Integrated High-Performance Microprocessors."

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Composer and GVU Assistant Professor Jason Freeman doesn't much like concert halls, with their audiences sitting in silent rows. They just don't fit the modern, interactive world, he says.

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Rich DeMillo, dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, remembers his initial shock when HP Chief Executive Carly Fiorina told HP's then chief technology officer she wanted to do a merger of equals with Compaq.

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Fifty-three College of Computing undergraduates, graduate students and two faculty have been tapped into the Upisilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) International Honor Society for Computer Science.Read More

Associate Professor, Gregory D. Abowd from the School of Interactive Computing and GVU Center from Georgia Tech acknowledged, "This equipment will help to maintain active collaborations across several major universities and provide opportunities to establish more meaningful interactions with colleagues with similar research perspectives. We also expect it to provide connection between our student populations as well."

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During E-Liberia Vision 2010, Dr. Michael Best, assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and in the College of Computing, will co-organize a two-day workshop examining the Liberian vision for ICT.

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Richard Fujimoto and Nancy Nersessian have received the only two available Regents’ promotions from the Institute for 2007. The promotions were confirmed this week by letters from Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough.

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College of Computing student Amrit Bhavinani designed a wristband like the yellow "live strong" band popularized by Lance Armstrong, which says "Remembering VT." All proceeds from the wristbands will go to the Hokie Memorial Fund at Virginia Tech.

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At a conference last week called HotBots, in Cambridge, Massachusetts—the first Usenix conference devoted to botnets—researchers from three U.S. institutions, including College of Computing Ph.D. student David Dagon, presented a paper highlighting the recent evolution of peer-to-peer botnets.

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Venable-Foster teaches mathematics and computer science at South Gwinnett High and attended Summer workshops at the College of Computing: "I think it's great that Georgia Tech took the time to try to get more kids involved in computer science. To hit that age group was perfect because that's when they start developing their own little personalities and learning what they like and don't like."

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Venable-Foster teaches mathematics and computer science at South Gwinnett High and attended Summer workshops at the College of Computing: "I think it's great that Georgia Tech took the time to try to get more kids involved in computer science. To hit that age group was perfect because that's when they start developing their own little personalities and learning what they like and don't like."

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Ronald Arkin, Regents' Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, is developing a set of rules of engagement for battlefield robots to ensure that their use of lethal force follows the rules of ethics.

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The College of Computing at Georgia Tech hosted its 16th Annual Awards Celebration on April 17, 2007. Master of Ceremony and CoC Associate Dean and Honors & Awards Chair Merrick Furst led the College in congratulating students, faculty, and staff on another exciting and productive year.

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"It's truly the fastest 'open science' machine in the world," Thomas Zacharia, ORNL's scientific computing chief and part-time professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, said Wednesday.

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According to a recent article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the nation's supply of high-tech talent is the lowest it's been since before the dot-com boom days. With its groundbreaking curriculum called Threads, the college of computing is prepared to meet the demand.

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Damballa, a new venture spun off from research conducted at the The College of Computing at Georgia Tech, is working on products that can recognize the online transmissions used to form botnets. It can tell you which systems are being conscripted, and by what army, so that you can quarantine or reformat them.

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David A. Bader, Executive Director of High-Performance Computing, and Associate Professor in the Computational Science and Engineering Division of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, recently delivered a keynote talk on “Petascale Computing for Large-Scale Graph Problems“ at the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing (PDSEC).

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The College of Computing at Georgia Tech changed its coursework into "threads" of study emphasizing emerging niches in computer technology. CU is doing something similar.

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Researchers at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech also received grant money from Microsoft to continue working on its City Capture project. They want to mount sensors developed by Microsoft Research that have high-resolution, high-focal-length camera lenses around a city to document changes over time.

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"The benefit of InterSense's IS-1200 VisTracker is its ability to track multiple, wide areas, including obstructed views, without losing performance, and within the const raints of research budgets," commented Blair MacIntyre, associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech's GVU Center.

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Richard Fujimoto, Director of the Computational Science and Engineering Division, recently delivered a keynote talk at a joint session of the ACM/SCS SpringSim 2007 conference and the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW) titled "Modeling, Simulation and Parallel Computation: The Future is Now"

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The Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (SIGCHI) within the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) has awarded School of Interactive Computing Professor Gregory Abowd their Social Impact Award.Read More

The Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (SIGCHI) within the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) has awarded School of Interactive Computing Professor James D. Foley their Lifetime Achievement Award.

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A paper co-authored by College of Computing at Georgia Tech and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Faculty Member Jeffrey Vetter titled "Using FPGA Devices to Accelerate Biomolecular Simulations" has been selected for the cover of Computer Magazine.

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A paper published for class by students at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech titled "Digging for Diggers: Analysis of a Social Media Website" analyzes the user community of Digg.com and was featured on the front page of Digg.com Tuesday, March 13th.

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A digital film short directed by computing undergraduate Beth York won both first place and the people's choice award at the first annual College of Computing iMovie Competition Red Carpet Premiere and Awards Ceremony held on Friday, March 2, 2007.

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Under the direction of Dr. Celia Pearce, a GVU Center faculty member, the Emergent Game Group developed Mermaids, an underwater virtual world designed to let visitors explore rich and vibrant ocean ecology.

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More than 200 corporate executives, industry leaders and technologists from across the country attended the New Face of Computing Symposium. Richard A. DeMillo, John P. Imlay Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech joined featured speaker, Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation, for an onstage discussion focused on computing’s impact across industries, societies and cultures.

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College of Computing Associate Professor Beki Grinter's paper "Instant Messaging in Teen Life" (Grinter and Palen, 2002) found that the popularity of IM technology was linked to increased home and school obligations, the development of independent work practices, Internet connectivity, and even access to transportation.

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When it comes to the Colleges of Computing and Engineering, Georgia Tech is seventh in the world, according to a 2007 academic ranking of world universities by broad subject field published this month by the Institute of Higher Education at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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School of Computer Science and School of Interactive Computing Mark Higher Education’s First Step Toward Creating Sub-disciplines in Computing

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The assistant professor recently won the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his research project titled "Kaleidoscope."Read More

Associate Professor Tucker Balch sees the release of Microsoft Robotics Studio leading to new generations of robots and devices, having applications and capabilities far beyond the present scope of the technology. Source: industryweek.com

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RoboCup 2007 will include approximately 218 senior robotic teams and 140 junior teams from more than 20 countries. Source: industryweek.com

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The College has an exciting opportunity to integrate a new and highly creative approach to computer science education across the learning spectrum—from kindergarten to college and beyond.

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College of Computing Professor Jarek Rossignac says "We was to help improve the speed of calculation as well as the quality of the data extracted."

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The College of Computing will receive $2 million from the National Science Foundation to expand the pipeline of quality students and faculty at all educational levels and increase the participation of historically under-represented groups.

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David Dagon, Ph.D. student and co-founder Damballa, says botnet programs are present on about 11 percent of the more than 650 million computers attached to the Internet.

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Associate Dean Ellen Zegura, as an appointed expert to two important NSF advisory groups, provides scientific leadership on issues related to the future of large-scale computing research.

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At Georgia Tech, Betty chaired President Clough's advisory board. "I was constantly amazed that a sitting CEO of a major company would be that generous with his time," said Rich DeMillo, Computing Dean. "He was always there."

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As chair, College of Computing Associate Professor Tucker Balch and Georgia Tech will host the world's most renowned research competition among custom-built robots and their designers.

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Georgia Tech will host more than 200 teams this year for the RoboCup World Cup, an international soccer tournament in which all the players are robots.

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