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In the past three weeks, Georgia Tech received nearly twice as many applications for a new low-cost online master’s program as its comparable residential program receives in a year. Source: All Things D

 

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Hadi Esmaeilzadeh recently joined the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology as assistant professor. He is the first holder of the Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career Professorship. Source: Machine Intelligence Research Institute

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Professor Tom Conte of the School of Computer Science this week was elected as the 2014 president-elect of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Additionally, Professor David Bader of the School of Computational Science and Engineering was tapped to join the society’s Board of Governors.

The expansion of online delivery has led some to believe that universities will be able to scale up their classes and reduce their costs per student. While this will happen in a few cases—Georgia Tech is now offering an online computer science master's for $6,600—it won't transform the university cost structure. Source: Wall Street Journal

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Last spring, the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a deal with Udacity to deliver a master’s degree in computer science online for less than $7,000 in tuition, supported by a $2 million grant from AT&T. Naturally enough, the telecom firm hopes to hire some of the program’s graduates. Source: Inside Higher Ed

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In our increasingly “busy” lives, we want to pursue as many opportunities as we can without having their qualities devalued and online courses allow us to do that. Georgia Tech sees it that way too: it offers an entire masters program that you can earn through MOOCs. Source: USA Today

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Using nothing more than a smartphone resting next to a laptop, researchers at MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new technique for logging your keystrokes based on sound and vibration. Source: Yahoo Finance

 

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The Georgia Institute of Technology announced earlier this year that they would unveil a two-year online master's degree program in partnership with Udacity, a company founded by Google's Sebastian Thrun as a platform for online college courses. Source: Fast Company

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