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FYI: Free film screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" on Tues., June 28, at Union South. Because seats are limited, online registration is encouraged for this event sponsored by UW's Office of the CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology.
Did you catch Professor Bart Miller in WIRED yesterday? Miller, a security expert, is the pioneer of fuzz testing.
We love it when students use their talents to benefit the larger community. On that note, kudos to CS undergraduate Rita Roloff, who was awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship from UW's Morgridge Center for Public Service. She'll use her grant to teach STEM activities to at-risk 4th and 5th-grade girls in Madison.
The final 5-minute episode of UW-Madison Science Narratives is out! Learn about how UW's terrific researchers in HCI and related fields put human needs first. Robotics can improve the lives of countless people, from kids to senior citizens and people with disabilities.
The SWAMP Software Assurance Marketplace, led by CS faculty members Bart Miller and Miron Livny, is not only providing vital tools for cybersecurity. SWAMP is also supporting CS education through a partnership with Bowie State U. in Maryland; learn more here.
Congratulations to all our terrific grads as they celebrate commencement this weekend! Your hard work has paid off, and we wish you the very best in the next stage of your lives. On, Wisconsin!
If you picked up last Sunday's Wisconsin State Journal, you saw a special section devoted to the amazing researchers in the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science . And if you missed it--don't worry! It's now available online; click ahead to p. 18 to read a piece from our own Prof. Bart Miller on "Understanding a cyber-attacker's style."
It's always great to see alumni thriving, like Max Lynch (BS '10), cofounder of Ionic. In a blog post, Lynch discusses the satisfaction of growing a startup here in Madison: "I feel personally connected with those in our [developer] community who are trying to overcome geographical concerns and hope we can continue to break down barriers through technology."
The CS 506 (software engineering) demos are in full swing right now! Drop by until 3:45 TODAY to check our their creative projects in the CS lobby. Here are two of the project teams you'll meet. A second group of students will demo their projects Thursday from 2:30-3:45.
Today and Thursday! Drop by the CS lobby between 2:30-3:45 to see project demos from Prof. Ben Liblit's CS 506 (Software Engineering) class! Just *one* of the awesome projects you can check out helps you find your favorite Babcock Ice Cream flavor on campus in real time... mmmm!
The teaser for the final episode of the "Birth of the Bots" video series (developed by UW-Madison Science Narratives and featuring members of our HCI Lab) is out! Keeping the focus on human needs--helping people with disabilities accomplish daily tasks, for example--is a priority for UW researchers.
Our friends at the Morgridge Institute for Research have put together some fun videos for the public called "Blue Sky Science." This installment answers an 8-year-old's question: Why do supercomputers have to be so big? The answer illuminates how computing resources at UW benefit researchers in all fields.
Episode 4, called "If I Only Had a Brain," is now out from our friends at UW-Madison Science Narratives! Hear from members of the HCI Lab and other UW experts on how robots can adapt and learn -- and what ethical questions can arise from that capability.
We had a visit today from a good friend of Computer Sciences, Sheldon Lubar (pictured here with Chair Mark Hill). He met with faculty, students and staff to hear about the latest happenings. A generous gift from Mr. Lubar and his wife, Marianne, is helping strengthen CS education, such as through a tutoring center.
We love seeing students help out at the same schools they attended, like senior Jacob Scheiber of Portage, Wis., who helps teach an advanced programming class at his old high school. "For me, creating an app that does something is as expressive as doing a painting of how you feel," says Scheiber, who is headed to a position at Microsoft after graduation.
Last Friday, some of the members of WACM (UW-Madison's chapter of ACM's Women in Computing) met at the home of Prof. Shuchi Chawla for a fun potluck. Find out more about WACM at http://research.cs.wisc.edu/wacm/
The NEST student software competition took place on April 8, 2016. Kudos to all of the hardworking teams who participated, and congrats to the winners! Here are a few snapshots from the award ceremony at the end of the day.
If you're curious about what goes on here, today's a great day to drop by CS! The public is invited to both the Robotics Open House hosted by the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (1-5 pm on the 3rd floor) and the CS NEST competition that showcases innovative software projects built by students. Drop in any time between noon and 2:30 to see students' NEST demos in room 1240.
Tomorrow! Join the Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Lab for a fun open house as we celebrate National Robotics Week. It's Friday, April 8, 1-5 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Computer Sciences Bldg at 1210 W. Dayton St. All are welcome--fun for all ages! Please share!
The teaser is out for the latest episode from our friends at UW-Madison Science Narratives. Get a taste of ep. 4 in the "Birth of the Bots" series. How can robots learn to read human social cues?
Check out this nifty company, WeightUp , founded by CS senior Daniel Litvak. WeightUp's system is currently being tested by the football team at UW-Oshkosh. Says cofounder Pete Chulick, an ECE grad student, "We are doing a lot more than just counting reps, and that’s why coaches are excited about this system."
Explore the "uncanny valley" in Episode 3 of UW-Madison Science Narratives, featuring members of our Human-Computer Interaction Lab! Why do robots that are very human-like, but not quite human, creep us out?
Congrats to Prof. Stephen Wright, just named one of six faculty across campus to receive a WARF professorship. This honor provides research support to some of UW's brightest innovators.
Congrats to Prof. Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, one of just a dozen professors across campus chosen for the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award! Chancellor Blank will present the award at a ceremony next month.