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Big-data applications—from the analysis of information in industries ranging from health care to entertainment to transportation—have large volumes of data. This data must be maintained, managed, and operated on disk-based computer-storage systems via input/output (I/O) systems, which read, process...
Whether it’s a hacker in a basement or a spy from a rogue nation, we tend to think of cybersecurity as defense for attacks from outsiders. But the most serious threats to an organization’s security (in cyberspace or the physical world) come from within—from a trusted employee, former employee, or...
Cyberattacks on the energy sector are on the rise and can cripple a city or country. In Ukraine in 2015, a cyberattack on the electrical grid created a power outage for 225,000 customers. Earlier this year, a U.S. security alert accused the Russian government of hacking multiple U.S. energy,...
Iva Veseli (B.S. BIOL/M.S. CS 5th year) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award to pursue her Ph.D. in the biophysical sciences at the University of Chicago. The GRFP covers expenses for three years of a five-year fellowship period – a...
Several members of Illinois Tech’s STARS Computing Corps, which seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented populations in computing, spent part of their Spring Break at nearby Holy Angels Catholic School, teaching grade-school kids how to code. They were undergraduates...
The Department of Computer Science has announced the next two speakers in its Distinguished Lecture Series. The Illinois Tech community is invited to attend. Lyle Ungar will speak on “Measuring Psychological Traits Using Social Media” on Thursday, April 5 from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in Stuart...
Illinois Tech’s Association for Computing Machinery – Women (ACM-W) seeks to make Illinois Tech a source of professional empowerment for women in tech and for all STEM students. “Our membership has been doing remarkable things,” said ACM-W marketing chair Fatima Azfar (CS 3rd year/M.S. Candidate CS...
What if we could predict cyberbullying and intervene before it escalates? Researchers have created a tool that uses linguistic and social features from earlier comments to forecast hostility presence and intensity on Instagram. The tool can predict cyberbullying up to 10 hours before it will occur...
The College of Science is now accepting nominations for Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends for summer 2018. This program allows undergraduates to do paid research with College of Science faculty over the summer. The value of the stipends is $5,000 each. Faculty may nominate students from any...
What is it like to sell your startup as an undergraduate? “I didn’t imagine that I would be in this position when we started two years ago,” said Brendan Batliner (CS 3rd year). “We were college freshmen with interests in entrepreneurship and now we’ve sold our first company together.” Batliner...

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