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Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Iris Howley

Iris Howley’s research investigates human interaction with artificial intelligence (AI) in educational contexts. By combining concepts from computer science, psychology, and design, this work aims to improve technologically enhanced learning experiences for instructors and students. This includes deploying interactive experiences explaining complex algorithms within educational AI systems, adapting… Continue reading »

Thesis Defense Talks

Monday, 5/13 9:00am-12:00pm in TCL 202 9:00am Ari Ball-Burack: “Trash Talk: Efficient Garbage Collection of Log-Structured File Systems on Disk and Modern Memories” 10:00am Miranda Chaiken: “Watching the Watches: Leveraging Smartwatches for Secure Transient Group Tracking” 11:00am Nam Nguyen: “Classifying Reading Annotations with Machine Learning” ***Receive one credit for attending 2 of these… Continue reading »

Colloquium – James Lester, North Carolina State University

Friday, April 26 @ 2:35pm in Wege Auditorium (TCL 123) Intelligent Narrative-Centered Learning Environments Adaptive learning technologies offer significant promise for bringing about fundamental improvements in education and training. For the past decade we have been investigating a family of intelligent game-based learning environments focusing on narrative-centered learning and integrating… Continue reading »

Preregistration Week

All on-campus students must meet with an advisor prior to preregistering; advising should be completed by Thursday, April 25 2019. Computer Science Faculty are available at the following times this week, April 22-25: Daniel Barowy Monday 3-4pm Thursday 3-5pm Friday 4-6pm William Lenhart Monday/Thursday: 1-2:30pm Tuesday/Wednesday:… Continue reading »

Colloquium – Stephen Lombardi, Facebook Reality Labs

Friday, April 19 @ 2:35pm Wege Auditorium – TCL 123 “Using Machine Learning to Create Realistic Avatars for Virtual Reality” Virtual reality is an emerging technology that enables presence–the feeling of existing in a different place–unlike any technology before it. At Facebook Reality Labs Pittsburgh, we’re developing technology to achieve authentic social… Continue reading »

Colloquium speaker: Leslie Kaelbling, MIT

Computer Science Colloquium 4/12/19 @ 2:35pm in Wege Auditorium Doing for our Robots What Nature Did for Us We, as robot engineers, have to think hard about our role in the design of robots and how it interacts with learning, both in “the factory” (that is, at engineering time) and… Continue reading »