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The College of Computing once again ranks among the Top 10 computer science programs in the nation with the release today of the 2014 graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Saamer Akhshabi, a Georgia Tech Ph.D. student in computer science who was seriously injured Feb. 4 in his Midtown apartment, died March 6 in Grady Hospital.

Nina Balcan and Patrick Traynor, both assistant professors in the School of Computer Science, have been selected as 2014 Sloan Research Fellows, according to an announcement today from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 Faced with a decision between braving the below-freezing cold outside and breaking SnapChat’s new security feature, Steven Hickson (CS student) said it was a no-brainer. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Barbara Ericson, director of computing outreach at Georgia Tech, appeared on Weekend Express to discuss the gender gap and explains why more women aren't interested in computer science. Source: HLN TV

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“Proper configuration of mechanisms available within KNOX appears to be able to address the previously published issue,” said mobile security expert Patrick Traynor. “Samsung should strongly encourage all of their users to take advantage of those mechanisms to avoid this and other common security issues.” Source: Yahoo! News

 

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Georgia Tech attracted attention in 2013 for creating an online master's degree program that will cost less than $7,000.

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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