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Redirect Item$10M GIFT WILL HELP FUEL DISCOVERIES AT INNOVATION CAMPUS , redirect
Virginia Tech’s growing impact in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area will receive a significant boost thanks to a multimillion-dollar gift from Octo founder and CEO Mehul Sanghani ’98 and his wife, Hema Sanghani ’99.
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.”
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 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).
Redirect ItemDefending Deepfakes: AI & Security , redirect
September 16, 2020 at 12:15pm (ET) In this live webinar, hear from Assistant Professor Bimal Viswanath on his work in AI and security that investigates threats posed by deepfakes, and methods for defenses. Register here.
Redirect ItemWomen in CS Virtual Panel , redirect
August 12, 2020 at 12:15pm (ET) Panelists will share their personal pathways and experiences in a male dominated industry, talk about the importance of female networks, and share how they are paving the way for other women in computer science. Panelists include: Margaret Ellis (MS '02), Associate Professor of Practice; Sarah Lee ('18); and Megan Underwood ('08). Register here.
Redirect ItemChang-Tien Lu conducts research for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help detect insider threats , redirect
Lu will design a machine learning-based intelligent system that combines entity and environmental information into a non-linear approach to evaluate insider threat level and identify dangerous scenarios.
General ItemJin-Hee Cho uses hypergame theory for cyber deception research supported through Army Office of Research grant
Cho has received a grant from the Army Research Office to investigate for the first time how hypergame theory can be used to mislead an attacker’s belief by deception.
Redirect ItemVirginia Tech Plan for Fall 2020 , redirect
President Sands has announced that the Fall 2020 semester will offer a hybrid of in-person and online classes until Thanksgiving. After the holiday, the classes will conclude online until Winter Break.
Redirect ItemChang-Tien Lu working with Maryland firm on advanced event prediction system to improve metro security , redirect
Lu and four of his graduate students are teaming up with Schneider Electric Buildings Critical Systems, Inc. (SEBCSI), to develop an advanced prediction system that extracts tweets observing potential threats, ongoing crimes, and other metro incidents to help metro police improve security in WMATA trains and metro stations.
Redirect ItemWenjing Lou receives Test of Time Paper Award at July conference , redirect
Congratulations to W. C. English Endowed Professor of Computer Science Wenjing Lou. Her paper, "Achieving Secure, Scalable, and Fine-Grained Data Access Control in Cloud Computing," was recognized at the July 2020 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM) with the Test of Time Paper Award.
Redirect ItemZhiqian Chen earns Ph.D., will teach in Fall , redirect
Zhiqian (Danny) Chen earned a Ph.D. in computer science this summer and is joining the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Mississippi State University as a tenure track assistant professor. Chen’s research interests are graph mining, urban computing, network science and the title of his dissertation is “Graph Neural Networks: Techniques and Applications.”
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