Spotlights from Computer Science in Washington, D.C., Area
Redirect ItemDAC Student Spotlight: Akshita Jha , redirect
Akshita Jha’s primary research focuses on how to prevent automated machine learning models from exacerbating existing biases. What Jha likes best about being a student at the Discovery Analytics Center is the opportunity for discussions with other Ph.D. students on different research topics.
Redirect ItemNew master's degree for Innovation Campus , redirect
The master’s of engineering degree in computer science is designed to prepare graduates for mid-level and advanced positions in industries related to computing technology.
Redirect ItemDAC Student Spotlight: Yi-Chun Chang , redirect
Chang’s interest in using social media analytics for detecting threats began as an undergraduate, inspired by some of the projects he worked on and participating in hackathons. Chang’s current project with Lu is a collaboration with a Maryland firm funded by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
News and Events
General ItemClass Schedule Spring 2021
Classes begin on January 19 (All courses to be held virtually, regardless of instruction method on schedule.)
Redirect ItemThomas Jefferson High School student’s DAC summer internship leads to his first publication — Jason Wang presents paper at IEEE International Conference on Big Data , redirect
Reflecting on his experience, Wang, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, said that the two most valuable things he learned are first, while some of the approaches you try do not work as planned, they could serve as stepping stones to the final model and second, “speak up and be unafraid of sharing failures so as not to get stuck in a single direction.”
General ItemLarissa Basso awarded 2020-2021 Dean’s Diversity Assistantship from Virginia Tech Graduate School
The former U.S. Army healthcare sergeant and recent graduate of The George Washington University will pursue a master’s degree in computer science at Virginia Tech.