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"The system learns a person's 'touch signature,' then constantly compares it to how the current user is interacting with the device," said College of Computing assistant professor Polo Chau. Source: Engadget

Though Conti said the interdisciplinary model for the Army Cyber Institute is novel, officials there looked to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, Stanford Center for Internet and Society, among others. Source: USA Today

New Team of All-Stars for National Robotics Week
Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

College of Computing researchers have developed a new security system that continuously monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device. If the movements don’t match the owner’s tendencies, the system recognizes the differences and can be programmed to lock the device.

New data reveal which schools offer the best dollar-for-dollar return on your investment in a computer science degree in 2014 and Georgia Tech places third. Source: Network World

GrannyBot: GT Computing Students Create Pocket-Sized Humanoid Robot Grandma
A Rainy Day Can Ruin an Online Restaurant Review

Online restaurant reviews written on rainy or snowy days, or very cold or hot days, are more negative than those written on nice days. The new study also shows that restaurants in the Pacific and Northeast have more reviews than those in the South and Midwest.