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In this article by Richard DeMillo (Computer Science), he discusses how investment in IT doesn't matter if colleges are just going to keep conducting business as usual. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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Two Georgia Tech College of Computing professors – Mark Guzdial and Ling Liu – received honors from the IEEE Computer Society for their contributions to the field of computer science. Source: Office of Communications

Nick Feamster (Comp Sci) has developed Project Lithium, software designed for a home router that can be controlled via a web interface. With it, a consumer or carrier can set parameters for how traffic behaves on the home network. Source: GigaOm

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The Center for 21st Century Universities' TechBurst competition announced its winners this week, capping the first iteration of an experiment in peer-to-peer instruction. “This is meant to be a start of a thread of conversations among students," says center director Rich DeMillo (CS). Source: Wired

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When it comes to home networks, consumers are often like small children, demanding what they want when they want it, while ISPs are left to play the role of parent. But Nick Feamster's (CS) project using OpenFlow protocols has the potential to change that dynamic. Source: GigaOM

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Instead of ignoring the inevitability of change, how can institutions incorporate disruptive technologies within the traditional university? That is the question that the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) sought to answer with its first annual TechBurst Competition. Source: Office of Communications

Computer science Ph.D. students Shauvik Roy Choudhary, Shuang Hao and Chengwei Wang are three of 30 students nationwide awarded the 2012 Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program award. Source: Office of Communications

Google claims that their new glasses can add additional detail and context about all the details of a person's everyday life. Blair MacIntyre (Interactive Computing) says, “In one fake video, Google has created a level of over-hype and over-expectation that their hardware cannot possibly live up to.” Source: PC Magazine

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The digital age is here to stay, so some colleges are updating mandatory general education courses. Each of the nearly 2,000 freshmen entering Georgia Institute of Technology each year must take a computer science course regardless of their major, says Charles Isbell (Comp Sci). Source: Chicago Tribune

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As we continue on a track where technology powers everything from our toothbrushes to our textbooks, should computer science be added to the list of general education requirements? Charles Isbell (Computer Science) says definitely. Source: U.S. News & World Report

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