News for the GT Computing Community
March 13, 2017
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Turing Laureate to Deliver Annual Alberto Apostolico Lecture
The College of Computing is honored to welcome renowned computer scientist Richard Karp for this year’s Alberto Apostolico Memorial Lecture today. Karp’s lecture, The Colorful Connected Subgraph Problem, examines NP-hard problems, a class of problems known for their high level of difficulty. The discussion will detail "a simple, yet fast heuristic algorithm" that can find perfect solutions to NP-hard problems, identify significant patterns, and lead to potential solutions in a variety of contexts including protein-protein interaction networks, social networks, and sensor networks. Read more>>


Unexpected Advantage I Saw Taking Online Classes
  • OMS CS cited as evidence of hybrid education becoming mainstream
  • Newsday
  • March 10
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CS Minor Providing Versatility for GT Alum
  • Jon Eisen is doing it by the numbers
  • March 9
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SIGCSE 2017 Preview: Ebooks, GP, EarSketch, CS for All, and More
  • Mark Guzdial details workshops, panels, & papers at CS education symposium
  • March 8
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Revamped Turing Test Expects Computers to Show Imagination
  • Mark Riedl proposes Lovelace 2.0 to test AI
  • March 8
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GT Computing Faculty Set for SXSW Sessions
  • Charles Isbell, Rich DeMillo, & David Joyner lead GT SXSW contingent
  • March 6
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Google Research Recognizes Liu with Award
  • Karen Liu improving robotic motor skills
  • March 3
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 Bits & Bytes

• The GT Algorithms & Randomness Center (ARC) and GT Neural Engineering Center are welcoming UC Berkeley's Bruno Olshausen for a Distinguished Lecture, Neural Computations for Active PerceptionMarch 15. The event is taking place in the Marcus Nanotechnology Bldg., Rm. 1116/18 and kicks off a series of discussions scheduled as part of Theoretical Neuroscience Day.

• Members of the GT Computing and GT information security communities were saddened to hear of the passing of Howard Schmidt on March 2. Schmidt was a professor of practice (2004-09) with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, cybersecurity advisor to two U.S. presidents, and security executive for Microsoft and eBay.

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March 13
Alberto Apostlico Memorial Lecture
Richard Karp, UC Berkeley
The Colorful Connected Subgraph Problem
11 a.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116
March 14
SCS Recruitment Seminar
Vladimir Kolesnikov, Bell Labs
Enabling Data Sharing with Secure Computation
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
March 15
Withdrawal Deadline Spring 2017​
March 15
Distinguished Visualization Lecture
Hanspeter Pfister, Harvard Univ.
More Than Insights: Beyond Exploratory Data Visualization
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Technology Square Research Bldg. Auditorium
March 16
SCS Recruitment Seminar
Jana Giceva, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Customizing the System Stack for Data Processing on Modern Hardware
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
March 17
Cybersecurity Lecture Series
David Formby, School of ECE Ph.D. candidate 
Out of Control: Ransomware for Industrial Control Systems
Noon - 1 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
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