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Computing + data wide across the curriculum

Rob Rutenbar points out that people need a systematic middle way to take CS “wide” into diverse disciplines.|Short Read
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“Learning database” speeds queries from hours to seconds

Verdict can make databases deliver answers more than 200 times faster while maintaining 99 percent accuracy. |Medium Read

Movie design for specific target audiences

Researchers are working to design a successful movie that will attract the interest of a targeted demographic by leveraging user ratings, reviews, and product characteristics.|Short Read

Social interaction patterns provide clues to real life changes

The identified changes in social media behavior may point to real events and changes, some of which can benefit from intervention.|Short Read
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A breakthrough for large scale computing

New software finally makes ‘memory disaggregation’ practical.|Medium Read
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Next-gen computing inspired by biology

New memristor chips can see patterns over pixels.|Medium Read
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Barzan Mozafari named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor

Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.|Medium Read
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Mingyan Liu: Confessions of a pseudo data scientist

Liu's most recent research involves online learning, modeling of large-scale internet measurement data, and incentive mechanisms for security games.|Short Read
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Reetuparna Das receives NSF CAREER Award to develop in-situ compute memories

Das’ research seeks to design specialized data-centric computing systems that dramatically reduce time and energy required to move data from storage to computing units.|Short Read
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Wei Lu receives CoE David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award

Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications. He has also developed nanowire transistors suitable for flexible electronics and opto-electronics. |Short Read
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Debates: This linguistic trick boosts poll numbers

A study of U.S. presidential debates between 1976 and 2012 found that matching certain aspects of an opponent's language can lead to a bump in the polls. |Medium Read
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Engineering an advantage in debates

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an algorithm that can analyze and measure the amount that one candidate linguistically matches their opponent and have found that matching your opponent in a debate leads to higher polling numbers.|Short Read