News for the GT Computing Community
February 24, 2017
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GT Computing Alumna is Shattering Startup Stereotypes
Some coaching. A conversation. Then quitting. That was roughly the sequence of events five years ago that led to Candace Mitchell’s sitting today in the seat of startup success. As she tells it, the 29-year-old Tech alumna would likely not be leading a hair care revolution had it not been for the intense startup education she received at Georgia Tech while pursuing her undergraduate degree in computer science. Read more>>


How Successful Dieters Leverage Social Media to Lose Weight
  • Munmun De Choudhury probing Twitter for secrets to dieting success
  • Men's Fitness
  • Feb. 23
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Aging Under a High-Tech Eye
  • Highlighting Tech's Aware Home
  • L.A. Times 
  • Feb. 22
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Smartphones Are Revolutionizing Medicine
  • Beth Mynatt improving health outcomes with mobile tech
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • Feb. 20
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School of CS Chair Agrees to Five-Year Extension
  • Lance Fortnow leading CS growth & discovery
  • Feb. 20
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 Bits & Bytes

• Turing Award laureate and UC Berkeley Professor Richard Karp is presenting the annual Alberto Apostolico Memorial Lecture, March 13 at 11 a.m. in Klaus 1116. Karp's presentation, The Colorful Connected Subgraph Problem, details "a simple, fast heuristic algorithm" that can find perfect solutions to NP-hard problems that are seen in a variety of contexts including protein-protein interaction networks, social networks, and sensor networks. 

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February 28
Cognitive Systems Seminar Series
John E. Laird, Univ. of Michigan
Interactive Task Learning: A Cognitive Architecture Approach
10:30 a.m. - noon
Centergy Bldg., Rm. 1010
March 2
Computational Health Distinguished Lecture Series
Mark Craven, Univ. of Wisconsin
Inferring Host-Pathogen Interactions from Diverse Data Sources
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tech Square Research Bldg. Auditorium
March 2
IPaT Think Tank Thursday
Ian Nott, CTO and Co-Founder, Aetho
Commercial Applications of Mixed and Virtual Reality
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
IPaT, 75 5th Street NW Suite 600
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