Archive for November, 2011


Scientific American‘s 10 World-Changing Ideas for 2011

November 23rd, 2011
Scientific American

In the December 2011 issue of Scientific American: Revolutions often spring from the simplest of ideas. When a young inventor named Steve Jobs wanted to provide computing power to "people who have no computer experience and don’t particularly care to gain any," he ushered us from the cumbersome technology of mainframes and command-line prompts to the breezy advances ...

More Stanford CS, Entrepreneurship Courses Go Online

November 22nd, 2011
More Stanford CS, Entrepreneurship Courses Go Online [image courtesy].

This fall, Stanford launched a highly-publicized experiment in online learning, offering three of its most popular introductory computer science classes -- Machine Learning, Introduction to Databases, and Introduction to Artificial Intelligence -- through the Web for free. The classes, taught by Stanford faculty, are being held online in conjunction with the regular on-campus courses. And by ...

NSF Launches Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace Program; Webinar Scheduled

November 22nd, 2011
NSF Launches Cross-Foundation Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program for FY 12 [image courtesy NSF].

Last month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a new multi-disciplinary program -- Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) -- seeking proposals that address cybersecurity needs. SaTC replaces NSF's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) program, expanding support within the Foundation to include, in addition to the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), the directorates for Social, Behavioral, ...

“Computing and AI for a Sustainable Future”

November 21st, 2011

Following last month's focus on smart health and wellbeing, IEEE Intelligent Systems is inaugurating the Department of AI and Sustainability -- another area of national importance! -- in its forthcoming November/December 2011 issue. Doug Fisher, a Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt University who recently served as a Program Director at the National Science ...

Third Annual CSEdWeek Just Around the Corner

November 21st, 2011
2011 Computer Science Education Week [image courtesy].

The third annual Computer Science Education Week -- CSEdWeek for short -- is just around the corner! Endorsed by Congress as December 4-10, 2011, in recognition of Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper's birthday (Dec. 9th, 1906) and her many contributions to the field of computer science, CSEdWeek is "a call to action to raise awareness of ...

Talk to your DARPA Program Manager!

November 19th, 2011

On November 15, seven University of Washington faculty members from Biology, Bioengineering, and Computer Science & Engineering were privileged to share a 2-hour breakfast in Seattle with DARPA Director Regina Dugan, Deputy Director Ken Gabriel, IIO Office Director Dan Kaufman, IIO Program Manager Ben Cutler, and U.S. Marines Operational Liaison Col. Robert Durkin. One message that ...