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Zvi Galil, John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Waterloo at the mathematics portion of its 104th Convocation ceremony, held Friday, June 15. Source: Office of Communications

Microsoft is "revolutionizing the world," said Juan Llanes (Computer Science student), who is also interning in Redmond, Washington this summer. Llanes grew up revering Microsoft during his childhood in Cuba, where computers were effectively banned. Source: Fox Business

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The IEEE Computer Society will honor 14 prominent technologists at its annual awards dinner in Seattle, including Mark Guzdial and Ling Liu (both Computer Science). Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Georgia Tech helped start the trend toward more corporate input into curricula in 2002, when the university hired Richard DeMillo (Computer Science), Hewlett-Packard Co.chief technology officer, as its dean of the College of Computing. Source: Bloomberg

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Nick Feamster (Computer Science) discovered that Twitter propagandists retweet without adding much original commentary, retweet others' content fairly quickly and coordinate with others to send duplicate or near-duplicate tweets on the same topic at the same time. Source: Huffington Post

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Now we know that people who tweet about the same things constantly, or retweet without any original thoughts, don't just suck — they might also be trying to spread biased information on Twitter, as revealed in a new study by Nick Feamster (Computer Science). Source: BuzzFeed

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Decision-making by robots seems likely to increase. This might be a good thing, says Ronald Arkin (Computer Science) who is developing “ethics software” for armed robots. Source: The Economist

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A new study out of the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science identifies four characteristic behaviors of Twitter "hyperadvocates," whose actions clearly separate them from the tweeting behavior of typical users. Source: Office of Communications

Since 2006, Ronald Arkin (Computer Science) has been working to develop robot drones that are capable not only of carrying out pinpoint attacks but of deciding on their own when it is permissible to fire on a particular target. Source: Wall Street Journal

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The controversy surrounding a drastic restructuring of the University of Florida's CS department is still unresolved. The CS students have continued receiving support, including an e-mail to University of Florida president  from Zvi Galil, dean of the College of Computing. Source: Communications of the ACM

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