New program embeds ethics into computer science courses

Shortly after Kathleen Creel started her position at Stanford as the inaugural Embedded EthiCS fellow some two years ago, a colleague sent her a 1989 newspaper clipping about the launch of Stanford’s first computer ethics course to show her how the university has long been committed to what Creel was tasked with: helping Stanford students … Read more

Computer scientists’ interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles — ScienceDaily

Just like us, robots can not see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help robots “see” their environments and carry out tasks. The strategy called Bayesian Learning IN the Dark – BLIND, for short – is … Read more

Sheldon Jacobson: NHL general managers should study computer science

Ron Hextall, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager, holds the 21st overall pick in the upcoming National Hockey League entry draft to be held July 7. This pick gives him the opportunity to add outstanding hockey prospects. Pittsburgh has not been particularly effective with its selections, with 2015 the last time the team drafted a prospect … Read more

Elon University / Today at Elon / #ElonGrad 2022 spotlight: Katherine Grant, computer science

In this series, Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences is shining the spotlight on distinguished members of the Class of 2022 from a wide array of disciplines. Elon College Fellow and Multifaith Scholar Katherine Grant ’22 used her computer science major to examine how extremist groups use social media. Her research specifically looked … Read more

A Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Was Just Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

Australian scientists have created the world first-ever quantum computer circuit – one that contains all the essential components found on a classical computer chip but at the quantum scale. The landmark discovery, published in Nature today, was nine years in the making. “This is the most exciting discovery of my career,” senior author and quantum … Read more

Computer scientists have developed a new tool to link digital media to their maker — ScienceDaily

In a project aimed at developing intelligent tools to fight child exploitation, University of Groningen computer scientists have developed a system to analyze the noise produced by individual cameras. This information can be used to link a video or an image to a particular camera. The results were published in the journals SN Computer Science … Read more

New Technique Dramatically Accelerates Computer Programs Without Fear of Errors

Researchers have created a technique that boosts the speeds of programs that run in the Unix shell, a ubiquitous programming environment created 50 years ago, by parallelizing the programs. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT Computer scientists developed a new system that can make computer programs run faster, while guaranteeing[{” attribute=””>accuracy. Researchers have pioneered a technique that … Read more

You didn’t get into the University of Washington’s acclaimed computer science program. Now what? – GeekWire

University of Washington Tacoma students in a computer engineering and systems course working with assistant teaching professor Thillainathan Logenthiran. (UW Tacoma Photo) You’re young, you’re ambitious, you love tech. Your heart is set on the nationally ranked Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Except, like 93% of … Read more

Midlands Voices: The Computer Science and Technology Act’s future depends on collaboration | Columnists

As hard as it might be to believe today, public education was once a radical idea. Education reformer Horace Mann’s vision in the mid-1800s for publicly supported education was grounded in the idea – a brave one for the time – that a well-educated population is the bedrock for a well-functioning democracy and society. Just … Read more