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I3 Program for High School, Elementary Students Goes Beyond Computing Skills
Student Organizations Offer Stimulating Addition to College Life

Ronald C. Arkin, a veteran roboticist at Georgia Institute of Technology whose research has included the ethics of robots for the military, delivered a talk on “How to NOT Build a Terminator. Source: The New York Times

 

Rich DeMillo writes about advances is higher education. Source: Scientific American

 

Srinivas Aluru discusses the debut of high-end processors. Source: EE Times

Student Researchers at Sonification Lab Bring New Sound to Data
Georgia Tech Warns of Threats to Cloud Data Storage, Mobile Devices in Latest ‘Emerging Cyber Threats’ Report
Georgia Tech Develops Inkjet-Based Circuits at Fraction of Time and Cost

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working electrical circuits in the 60 seconds it takes to print them.

The technique, called instant inkjet circuits, allows the printing of arbitrary-shaped conductors onto rigid or flexible materials and could advance the prototyping skills of non-technical enthusiasts and novice hackers.

Georgia Tech Launches New Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines

The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced the launch of its Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM), the newest of Georgia Tech’s ten Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs). IRIM brings together robotics researchers from across campus—spanning colleges, departments and individual labs—to support and connect research initiatives, enhance educational programs and foster advances for the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), first announced by President Obama in 2011, and officially established in 2012.

But perhaps the most promising experiment is from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which next year will start offering a $6,600 online master’s degree, a sixth the price of its current degree, in partnership with the MOOC platform Udacity and AT&T Georgia Tech is putting its reputation behind a MOOC credential. Source: The New York Times

 

Earlier this year, Georgia Tech became the first top university to offer a steep discount for an online grad degree:  less than $7,000 for a master’s in computer science, instead of the usual $45,000. Source: NPR

 

In the past three weeks, Georgia Tech received nearly twice as many applications for a new low-cost online master’s program as its comparable residential program receives in a year. Source: All Things D

 

Georgia Tech Adds Industrial Design to Human Computer Interaction Master’s Program

Georgia Tech this semester added Industrial Design as the fourth partner in the interdisciplinary Masters of Human-Computer Interaction (MS-HCI) degree, which focuses on bringing together the broad mix of practical skills and theoretical understandings required to design and implement modern human-computer interfaces.

Bader’s Love for Teaching Goes Way Back

It’s around 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday, and David Bader is explaining how trick-or-treating is connected to graph theory.

MOOC Instructors Share Lessons Learned

Two young Iranian women expressing how happy they were to find a strong female figure to look up to. A quadriplegic in Scotland sharing how, for the first time in his life, he felt equal to his classmates.

Ron Arkin and Andrea Thomaz's research is featured as projects that are covered by the new NSF grant. Source: National Science Foundation

 

Hadi Esmaeilzadeh recently joined the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology as assistant professor. He is the first holder of the Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career Professorship. Source: Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Georgia Tech Plans Memorial, Graduate Fellowship in Harrold's Honor

A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive Computing studied 500 active Twitter users over 15 months and examined the impact of 22 factors on those users’ growth in followers. Source: Forbes

In this podcast, Richard Fujimoto and Surya Kalidindi from Georgia Tech describe the new FLAMEL doctoral student training program. Source: Inside HPC

Humanoid Conference Gives Campus a Look at Robotic Future
Conte Elected IEEE Computer Society President; Bader Joins Society Board

Professor Tom Conte of the School of Computer Science this week was elected as the 2014 president-elect of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Additionally, Professor David Bader of the School of Computational Science and Engineering was tapped to join the society’s Board of Governors.

A Georgia Tech study of June 2012 activity on Pinterest found that the most common verbs on the social network were "use," "look," "want," and "need," highlighting its potential as a shopping tool. Source: Business Insider