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- Active Learning: Nina Balcan Shores Up Foundations of Her Field
- Algorithm for Success: Zvi Galil Brings the Fire to Georgia Tech
- An Agile Architecture: Hyesoon Kim Looks to Combine CPUs & GPUs
- Box Seats in Atlanta: Fortnow Poised to Take School of CS to the Show
- Quantum Resistance: Chris Peikert & the Power of Lattices
- The People’s Network: Computing Students Work for More Transparent Internet
At the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, we are defining the new face of computing in education, research and outreach, as well as shaping computing's role in the world. Here are some stories about how we're doing it.
Box Seats in Atlanta: Fortnow Poised to Take School of CS to the Show
On July 1, 2012, Lance Fortnow took the helm as chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science, bringing with him three decades of experience as a theoretical computer scientist. In this interview, Fortnow talks about why he chose to leave Chicago and head south to lead one of the country’s hottest CS programs.Read more...
The People's Network: Computing Students Work for More Transparent Internet
Over the past 20 years, the Internet has opened up an entire universe of information and made it available to (according to recent statistics) a third of the world’s population, literally at their fingertips. Ironically, one area for which information is still hard to come by is the Internet itself—its performance as a conglomeration of digital networks, and the actors that influence that performance. College of Computing students and faculty are trying to change that. Read more...
Algorithm for Success: Zvi Galil Brings the Fire to Georgia Tech
In the summer of 1968, Israeli television was newborn. Just two years previous, a group of 32 schools had received the first broadcast signal in the country’s history, and in May 1968 the brand-new Israeli Broadcasting Authority launched regular public transmissions. That fall, the authority wanted to introduce its audience to a new technology called “computers.”
An Agile Architecture: Hyesoon Kim Looks to Combine CPUs & GPUs
Growing up in Korea, Hyesoon Kim wanted to know how things worked.
"How does a valve work? How does a gear work?" she remembers asking herself. "I liked those questions a lot." Read more...
Quantum Resistance: Chris Peikert & the Power of Lattices
Cryptography as a human activity existed millennia before the invention of the computer. Evidence of codes and code-breaking dates back at least to the Greek classical period. Indeed, the “Caesar cipher” is named after Julius Caesar, who reportedly used it to communicate with his generals. Like all encryption methods, it involves a “problem” whose solution holds the key to the code. The harder the problem, the stronger the code. Read more...
Active Learning: Nina Balcan Shores Up Foundations of Her Field
At the intellectual crossroads of machine learning, algorithmic game theory and optimization, there are signposts asking a few foundational questions: What’s the best method for gathering and using available information? How should a system adapt to change? And what’s the best way to interact with a new environment?
Nina Balcan wants to provide answers to those questions. Read more...
Behind Dick Lipton’s ready smile, his brain is working, ever on the lookout for problems to tackle. Read more...
|Dana Randall was always good at math. Her teachers were giving her more difficult problems than her classmates as early as the first grade. A native of New York, Randall attended Stuyvesant High School, the highly competitive New York City public high school that specializes in mathematics and science, before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Harvard. Read more...|
Revving Up Moore's Law
|Tom Conte likes cars. He gets paid to talk about computers. Problem is, people tend to be more mystified by computers than by cars. So Conte puts the two together and uses cars (and things related to them) to explain computers. He does this a lot. Read more...|
Randomness Hits Big with NSF Grant
|Four College of Computing professors (and a fifth outside Georgia Tech) will share a $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation with the goal of discovering how randomized algorithms can yield solutions to some of the most vexing problems in science and engineering. Read more...|
Maintaining Transparency for the Internet
|M-Lab Tracks Metrics for 'Net Neutrality: Keeping the Internet robust, innovative and democratic are the goals behind the Internet Measurement Lab (M-Lab), a project founded and supported by Google, the PlanetLab Consortium and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. Read more...|
Lock Up That Phone
|Cell phones and other mobile devices are becoming more powerful, more functional and more indispensable in many people's lives. But these same qualities also make them tempting targets for criminal hackers—and at the moment, there's little to stop the damage they could do. Read more...|
MedVault: Improving Healthcare Through Data Efficiency, Security
|Converting medical records to an electronic format would allow seamless information sharing among health care providers and give patients control over their medical records. Moreover, such records could produce significant cost-saving efficiencies while improving the quality of health care. Read more...|