News for the GT Computing Community
March 17, 2017
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GT Computing Students Sweep NSA Codebreaker Challenge
GT Computing graduate students placed first in the National Security Agency's (NSA) 2016 Codebreaker Challenge, beating 480 other universities in a three-month hacking contest designed to give students a realistic glimpse of nation-state cybersecurity. More than 3,300 students worldwide competed by solving six, progressively difficult scenarios similar to what the NSA faces as part of its mission. Read more>>


Point-and-Click Method Makes Robot Grasping Control Less Tedious
  • Sonia Chernove getting a grip on a new interactive interface
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • March 16
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VIDEO: Turing Laureate Takes On NP-Hard Problems
  • Miss Richard Karp's lecture this week? Not to worry!
  • March 16
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Wearable Tech Has to be Really Good or Really Wearable
  • Thad Starner inspiring crowds at SXSW
  • The Verge
  • March 15
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Students Set to Compete for Demo Day Cash Prize
  • Recognizing impactful cybersecurity research
  • March 14
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 Bits & Bytes

• Georgia Tech's recently created Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) is set to formally launch on March 29. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Klaus Bldg., Room 1116W, which is followed by a reception in the Klaus Atrium from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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March 20 - 24
Spring Break
March 28
SCS Recruitment Seminar
Xiangyao Yu, MIT
Logical Leases: Scalable Hardware And Software Systems Through Time Traveling
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
March 30
SCS Recruitment Seminar
Christina Garman, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Securing Deployed Cryptographic Systems
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
March 31
Cybersecurity Lecture Series
Bharat Srinivasan, School of CS Ph.D. candidate 
Exposing Cross-Channel Abuse in Converged Communications Infrastructure with Text-Messaging Scams
Noon - 1 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 1116W
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