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Staying secure in the modern world is more difficult than ever. Every day, we face threats to our identities, our personal information, our data, and even ourselves. From malware attacks to phishing schemes, we survey the security landscape. It takes a lot more than some anti-virus software to stay safe. We go beyond the sensationalism to assess which threats could pose the biggest problems and dig into the repercussions that ripple through our lives once security has been compromised. KEEP GOING

AI

Sure, artificial intelligence can generate hilarious song titles and paint colors, but it’s also powering some of the most compelling new technology of our time. Machine learning and neural networks are playing larger roles in almost every device and system we use. It’s built into your smartphone, your smart home, and maybe

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Master of Science in Information Technology | Online IT Programs | Technology isn’t Bound by Geography. Neither are You.

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2020 ALUMNI DISTINGUISHED AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Joshua Mindel, left, and Mario Calixte

Virtual Commencement 2020 Details Announced

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      • Faculty answer the COVID-19 research call

        In the spirit of Ut Prosim, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has established a COVID-19 Rapid Response Team that seeks to identify and provide opportunities for Virginia Tech researchers to use their expertise to make an impact on the pandemic that has affected communities near and far.

      • Reinventing Geospatial, Inc. team members have been participating in Virginia Tech's computer science career fairs since 2014.

      • CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: Reinventing Geospatial, Inc. (RGI)

        According to RGI, Virginia Tech students are strong in both theory and practice when it comes to their technical skills, and they have great soft skills (listening, communication, etc.). They attend the career fair each year because the interns,

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Computer Science | University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Computer Science: Generating advances in computation that drive progress in every aspect of human endeavor

Computer science animates our world, driving knowledge creation and innovation that touches every aspect of our lives, from communications devices to the latest medical technology. With significant strengths in the three core areas of computer science—computer systems, theory and artificial intelligence—our department fosters highly productive collaborations that have led to breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, machine learning and high-performance computing among other areas. We are applying these discoveries to address some of the most critical societal challenges of the 21st century, in fields such as healthcare, neuroscience and sustainability.

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Science & Technology | Science Mission Directorate

The role of the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is to enable NASA to achieve its science goals in the context of the national science agenda. SMD’s strategic decisions regarding future missions and scientific pursuits are guided by Agency goals, input from the science community, and a commitment to preserve a balanced program across the major science disciplines. Toward this end, each of the four SMD science divisions—Heliophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics — develops fundamental science questions upon which to base future research and mission programs. Often the breakthrough science required to answer these questions requires significant technological innovation— e.g., instruments or platforms with capabilities beyond the current state of the art. SMD’s targeted technology investments fill technology gaps, enabling NASA to build the challenging and complex missions that accomplish groundbreaking science.

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Balloon-borne Investigation Provides First Simultaneous Measurements of Crucial Coronal Parameters

An observational technique first proposed

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Masters Program in Computer Science

The Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) offers a comprehensive and professionally-oriented computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills necessary for careers in technology. The MPCS is especially well suited for students interested in Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Information Security, Mobile Computing and Software Engineering.

The coursework in our program represents a realistic balance between CS foundational theory and applied technical courses. Core classes include Programming, Algorithms and Systems coursework. Electives include new and innovative courses to keep up with the fast-paced world of technology including courses in Software Engineering, Big Data, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Mobile Application Development, Web Development, Cloud Computing and Information Security.

What sets our program apart is our ability to tailor coursework to the career goals and backgrounds of our students. For students that do not have a background in math or

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Gadget Science – Educational Science Projects and Experiments

You’ve seen it–that magical moment when you students just “clicked” with your lesson. They were engaged, even if just for a few brief moments, instead of daydreaming or wishing they could be texting their friends.

Adapting your lesson to a Halloween theme is more likely to engage them. Kids are already fascinated by Halloween. Connect your science lesson to it, and they will be more engaged and interested.

The holiday becomes a catalyst for engagement.

How to adapt your lessons

Three simple steps:

Step 1. Look at the lessons you have planned for the next two weeks.

Are there any demonstrations you will do? A small modification may be all you need to turn it into a Halloween-based science lesson.

Step 2. Look for connections to Halloween: pumpkins, smoke, goo, colors, or mixtures.

Pumpkins

Can you do the experiment inside a pumpkin? I’ve seen the classic baking powder + vinegar

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Computer Science | Kent State University

Faculty Office Hours Undergraduate CS Tutoring

The Department of Computer Science offers degrees at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels. Our faculty believe in a strong advising approach and, as advisors, help students choose the appropriate program according to their goals, needs and interests. Students who are interested in a Computer Science degree with a rich set of options and electives should consider Kent State University.

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  • You can make a difference in the battle against COVID-19!  PhD Student Irvin Cardenas has organized a fundraising effort to collect urgently needed masks for medical personnel in Northeast Ohio.   If you would like to contribute please go to here.  Answers to questions you should ask before you donate can be found on the link. Read the story here.
  • Need Undergraduate Advising?  The CS Faculty Advisors would be happy to arrange an online advising appointment –
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Computer Science Student Resources | Computer Science Student Resources

Includes a basic math refresher, a queuing analysis primer, and links to numerous math sites.

Links to important collections of papers, technical reports, and bibliographies.

Advice and guidance for solving homework problems, writing technical reports, and preparing technical presentations.

A variety of useful documents and links.

Useful links and documents for those considering a career in computer science.

You should take your mind off your work once in a while.

A variety of interesting documents and links to other subjects.

All my books and other Pearson books available via this Web site at a greater discount than online bookstores. Go to discount book purchase.

This site provides information and links for computer science students. It also contains a number of documents that you may find useful in your ongoing computer science education. If you have any suggestions for site content, please email me by clicking on “contact me”, below.
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