News for the GT Computing Community
February 10, 2017
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Georgia Tech App is Just Latest From GT Computing Student
When BS CS student Alex Perez needed a better method to track the movements of the campus transit system in his second year, he created from scratch the now-popular GT Buses app that shows routes and updates the status of the Institute's transit vehicles. And when he noticed the official Georgia Tech app was out of date, he didn't just update it – Alex rebuilt it from the ground up! Read more>>


Ph.D. Students Honored as RSAC Security Scholars
  • Leading conference recognizes top Tech talent 
  • Feb. 9, 2017
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Team Hits Bull’s Eye Winning Global Software Challenge
  • Team wins event for its open source robotics toolkit 
  • Feb. 7, 2017
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Fighting Fake News Isn't Just Up to Facebook and Google
  • Eric Gilbert and Tanushree Mitra gauging Twitter's 'truthiness'
  • New York Times
  • Feb. 6, 2017
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Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?
  • Milos Prvulovic discussing new research on hardware security
  • Communications of the ACM
  • Feb. 3, 2017
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 Bits & Bytes

• Applications are now being accepted for the $6,000 Campus Life and Community at Tech Scholarship. Campus Services awards five $6,000 scholarships to students who demonstrate they have made a positive impact on the Tech community through their leadership, scholarship, and service. Scholarship criteria and the application are available on the Campus Services Scholarship website.

• U.C. Berkeley's Jim Demmel is presenting this year's School of Computational Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture. His lecture, Communication Avoiding Algorithms for Linear Algebra and Beyond, begins at 11 a.m. in the Klaus Building, Room 1116E. Demmel is chair of Berkeley's Computer Science Division.

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February 16
IPaT Thursday Think Tank
Jon Duke, Ctr. for Health Analytics & Informatics
A Healthy Discussion on Health Analytics
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
IPaT - 75 5th Street NW, Suite 600
February 17
Cybersecurity Lecture Series
Wei Meng, Georgia Tech
Worse Than You Thought: New Security and Privacy Threats Posted by Online Tracking
Noon - 1 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
February 22
IRIM Robotics Seminar
Julie Shah, MIT
Noon - 1 p.m.
Marcus Nano Bldg., Room 1116/18
February 22
College of Computing Virtual Career Fair
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Virtually everywhere

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