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This spring, Georgia Tech will offer a comprehensive free, 6-week online course about software-defined networking, one of the hottest topics in enterprise IT. The MOOC (massive open online course) is being offered via Coursera and is being led by Nick Feamster (Comp Sci). Source: Computerworld

 

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Sixty-six Georgia high school girls were honored for computing-related achievements at the 2012-13 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards, held Feb. 24 in Atlanta and cosponsored by the College of Computing and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

Researchers Wei Meng and Ruian Duan, working under the supervision of Wenke Lee, announced Tuesday the results of a study based on the industry’s response to the DNS Changer Trojan and shared recommendations to help curb future malware outbreaks at a presentation during the M3AAWG 27th General Meeting in San Francisco. Source: MAAWG

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Nick Feamster (Comp Sci) discussed his own personal tests on data cap usage, noting differences in the capacity of a home router and a mobile router. Source: BroadbandBreakfast

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Recent College of Computing Alum and Rhodes Scholar, Joy Buolamwini, talks about her mission to bring computer science to underrepresented groups. Source: The Huffington Post

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Growth in the Atlanta area’s mobile industry can be attributed in part to the presence of academic institutions where mobility is a focus, including Georgia Tech, and to corporations that are active in the mobile space. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

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“There are quite vigorous debates about whether quantum computers will ever actually be built,” said Chris Peikert (Comp Sci). “But that’s a separate question from whether quantum techniques or quantum algorithms can help you solve problems in new ways.” Source: Scientific American

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“What does it mean to be a quality university in this age of explosive innovation?” asked Richard DeMillo, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Center Universities. “Colleges can’t convince themselves that things will be the same in five years.” Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

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ATLANTA – Dec. 12, 2012 – For the second straight year, the College of Computing's  Holiday Gift Guide decks the halls with some of the more inspired, ambitious and definitely digital “gifts” ever placed under the virtual tree. Source: Office of Communications

None of the leading mobile browsers have security that's up to snuff, according to researchers at Georgia Tech. "We found vulnerabilities in all 10 of the mobile browsers we tested, which together account for more than 90% of the mobile browsers in use [in the U.S.]," Patrick Traynor (Comp Sci). Source: Mashable

 

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