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  • From a Single Observation, Autism Research Blooms @ GT Computing

    College of Computing — Apr 20, 2016

    Autism work at Georgia Tech now runs the gamut from helping clinicians diagnose and manage the disorder to informing research in artificial intelligence.

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    Obama Names Antón to Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

    Apr 13, 2016

    President Barack Obama has selected Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing Chair and Professor Ana (Annie) Antón to serve as one of 12 members of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

  • College Park students at MODA with MS HCI student Monet Spells
    ‘Civic Computing’ workshop leads an unlikely group of youth to help advance metro city’s vision

    Mar 15, 2016

    Even in an age of tweets, texts, and video chats, young people are willing to use their voice to support and shape the communities in which they live.

  • Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

    Gizmodo — Mar 14, 2016

    Gizmodo wrote about Mark Riedl and researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology who naively suggested that AI could learn human values and social conventions by reading simple stories. It will likely be far more complicated than that.Read the full article here: http://gizmodo.com/everything-you-know-about-artificial-intelligence-is-wr-1764020220

  • Could this turn your vacation videos into masterpieces? Software sifts through footage to pick out holiday highlights

    Daily Mail — Mar 14, 2016

    The Daily Mail wrote an article about Irfan Essa's research project and his students. 'It's the brainchild of Daniel Castro and Vinay Bettadapura, two PhD candidates at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta… 'The data was essentially useless because there was just too much of it,' said Mr Bettadapura, who is currently working as a Google software engineer. 

  • Banning Words on Instagram Totally Backfired

    Futurity — Mar 14, 2016

    Futurity wrote an article about Instagram’s decision to ban certain words commonly used by pro-eating disorder (pro-ED) communities has produced an unintended effect, a new study finds. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, including Munmun de Choudhury, found that these communities are still very active and thriving despite Instagram’s efforts to moderate discussion of the dangerous lifestyle

  • Behind a Computer’s Surprise Victory, Hints of Global Economic Upheaval

    The Chronicle of Higher Education — Mar 14, 2016

    The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about Mark O. Riedl, an associate professor of interactive computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his suspicions. The AlphaGo victory may reflect improvements in computer processing speeds as much as software innovation, Mr. Riedl said, and once-rapid advances in the operating speed of computer chips have slowed over the past decade.

  • Instagram's pro-anorexia ban made the problem worse

    Wired — Mar 14, 2016

    According to the Georgia Tech team, which included Munmun de Choudhury, banning negative terms didn't stop young people searching for them -- they simply worked around the ban by creating variants. Some of these terms had even further reach than those they were designed to replace, spreading to other sites such as Tumblr and Twitter.

  • A Look Inside the World’s Weirdest Musical Instrument Competition

    THUMP — Mar 14, 2016

    Gil Weinberg, the director of the center for music technology, and the event's primary organizer, tells THUMP, "After a couple of years, we looked in the mirror and said do we look like a piano competition—and it looked much more like a competition about design, engineering and musicality of new instruments."

  • Georgia Tech professor: Why are guns unsafe for dorms, but allowed in classrooms?

    Atlanta Journal Constitution — Mar 11, 2016

    Ellen Zegura, a Computer Science professor at Georgia Tech, wrote an article to the Atlanta Journal Constitution opposing the bill to allow guns on Georgia Tech's campus. 

  • Pro-eating disorder communities modify hashtag terms to perpetuate the movement

    The Daily Dot — Mar 11, 2016

    The Daily Dot wrote about Munmun De Choudhury and the other researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology spent the last few months doing a first-of-its-kind analysis of hashtags used by people boasting and encouraging eating disorders. Read the full article here: http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/instagram-pro-eating-disorder/

  • Banning Pro-Eating Disorder Words On Instagram Doesn't Work

    Shape — Mar 10, 2016

    Shape wrote an article about Georgia Tech's Munmun de Choudhury and her team that looked at 2.5 million pro-eating disorder posts on Instagram between 2011 and 2014. They found that instead of the ban squashing the activity of pro-eating disorder communities—which exist to share content that encourages eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia—it actually ended up forcing members to become more engaged.

  • How the Process Works
    Algorithm Allows a Computer to Create a Vacation Highlight Video

    Mar 10, 2016

    Algorithm allows computer to scan 26 hours of video in three hours to create a highlight reel.

  • This Is What Happened When Instagram Banned Certain Pro-Anorexia Words

    Gizmodo — Mar 9, 2016

    Gizmodo wrote an article about Munmun de Choudhury and the other group of Georgia Tech researchers who decided to study if banning such words helped the communities using them. Instead, they found that it may make matters worse.

  • Munmun De Choudhury 2015
    Banning Words on Instagram Doesn’t Help – It Makes It Worse

    Mar 9, 2016

    The pro-eating disorder community outsmarted Instagram censors in order to continue sharing content.

  • Demonstrating U.S. News Map
    What Going Viral Looked Like 120 Years Ago

    Mar 7, 2016

    Researchers have developed a database of more than 10 million newspaper pages that is helping researchers see history with spatial information that hadn’t been available before.

  • VR(R)EVOLUTION

    Canadian Film Centre — Mar 4, 2016

    The Canadian Film Centre wrote about Janet Murray (Georgia Tech) who is understandably wary of VR over-hype among the film folk. “All this opens up a large palette but people can draw on the wrong parts of it,” she says. “We don’t have a viewer now – we have an interactor. And since the interactor is bringing all that movie sophistication to the table because of the highly elaborated visual vocabulary and storytelling we’ve experienced in film, that raises our level of expectation.”

  • Jacqueline J. Royster
    Mellon Foundation Awards Georgia Tech $1 Million for New Digital Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Center

    Feb 22, 2016

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology a $1 million grant for a new learning center that will serve as an innovation engine driving digital humanities education and scholarship.

  • Video Demo of Robotic Smart Arm
    Wearable Robot Transforms Musicians into Three-Armed Drummers

    Feb 17, 2016

    A new wearable robotic limb allows drummers to play with three arms.

  • Mark Riedl portrait
    Using Stories to Teach Human Values to Artificial Agents

    Feb 12, 2016

    Researchers from Interactive Computing unveil “Quixote” to teach AI positive behavior.

  • Ashok Goel in the Classroom
    In the Classroom with Ashok Goel

    Jan 19, 2016

    Goel, an award-winning professor in the College of Computing, talks about how he got into teaching and what inspires him in the classroom.

  • Current Version of Robotarium
    New Lab to Give Nation’s Researchers Remote Access to Robots

    Jan 13, 2016

    A new lab on campus will allow scientists around the country to upload programs and run experiments remotely.

  • Video Demo of Robots Falling with Algorithm
    How to Fall Gracefully If You’re a Robot

    Oct 13, 2015

    New algorithm teaches how to react to a variety of falls to minimize damage.

  • UBICOMP 2015
    Researchers Develop Deep-Learning Method to Predict Daily Activities

    Sep 28, 2015

    Researchers from the School of Interactive Computing and the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines developed a new method that teaches computers to “see” and understand what humans do in a typical day.

  • Munmun de Choudhury
    How Celebrity Suicides Change Support-Seeking Practices on Social Media

    Sep 24, 2015

    Following celebrity suicides, Redditors show expressions that indicate increased and explicit suicidal tendencies.

  • Monika Lee
    The Spectacular Collision of Georgia Tech and Dragon Con

    Sep 14, 2015

    Georgia Tech’s stories of nerdy inspiration at the nation’s premier science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture fan convention.

  • Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)
    ICRA 2015 Showcases Georgia Tech’s Newest Robotic and Automation Work

    May 21, 2015

    More than 40 researchers and students from across Georgia Tech will attend a premier international robotics event next week in Seattle – the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015).

  • Thad Starner Discusses Whether a Computer Can Change the Essence of Who You Are

    NPR — Feb 14, 2015

    Thad Starner, a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, discusses with NPR the question of whether a computer can change or effect the essense of a person.

  • Getting engaged changes your Twitter feed
    How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds

    Feb 13, 2015

    Online personas change after people announce their wedding engagement on Twitter.

  • Georgia Tech Grad Wins Academy Award.
    Demolition at the Movies

    Feb 12, 2015

    Georgia Tech Alumnus James O’Brien receives Academy Award for Technical Achievement in realistic animated destruction.

  • Elizabeth Mynatt
    IPaT Director Beth Mynatt Invited to Launch of Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative

    Jan 30, 2015

    IPaT Executive Director Beth Mynatt will represent Georgia Tech today at the launch of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine initiative.

  • Musical Robots Create Jazzy Tunes with Mason Bretan

    Mashable — Jan 23, 2015

    Musical Robots Create Jazzy Tunes with GT Ph.D. Student, Mason Bretan.

  • Kathy Pham
    Georgia Tech grad among White House guests for State of the Union

    Jan 20, 2015

    Kathy Pham is among the 22 people the White House invited to hear President Obama’s speech from the first lady’s box.

  • Music with robots
    Robots, student team up to create Miles Davis-inspired funk

    Jan 16, 2015

    A student and team of robots collaborate on an original, Miles Davis-inspired composition.

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    Making instruments and music

    Jan 12, 2015

    Inventions expand our assumed notion of what constitutes an instrument and the sounds it can produce.

  • Guzdial-Navathe Research News
    ACM Taps Two CoC Faculty Among 2014 Fellows

    Jan 9, 2015

    Professors Mark Guzdial and Shamkant Navathe were among 47 computer scientists selected as fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) this week for their innovations in the field.

  • Ashok Goel in the Cloud
    Watson Goes to College

    Jan 5, 2015

    Ashok Goel, professor in the School of Interactive Computing, will use IBM's Watson computer in his Computational Creativity course.

  • Ashok Goel on Atlanta Tech Edge to Discuss Work with IBM's Watson

    Atlanta Tech Edge — Dec 30, 2014

    Prof. Ashok Goel, from the School of Interactive Computing, discusses his work with IBM's Watson in a video interview on Atlanta Tech Edge.

  • Georgia Tech Teaches Robots to Be Social

    CBS News — Dec 30, 2014

    CBS This Morning gets an inside look at how College of Computing researchers are teaching robots to be social.

  • Polo Chau's Smartphone Authentication Research Featured in Wired

    Wired — Dec 20, 2014

    The smartphone authentication protocol research of Polo Chau, an Assistant Professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering, is featured in Wired's, "The Secret World of Stolen Smartphones, Where Business Is Booming."

  • Richard Henneman Headshot
    Henneman Announced as New Director of Georgia Tech's MS-HCI Program

    Dec 10, 2014

    Georgia Tech recently announced the appointment of Richard Henneman as the new director of its interdisciplinary MS program in Human-Computer Interaction (MS-HCI) and as professor of the practice in the School of Interactive Computing.

  • Mark Guzdial Discusses CS Education in 'Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn to Schools'

    Politico — Dec 10, 2014

    Mark Guzdial, a professor in the School of Interactive Computing, discusses the state of today's computer science education programs in Politico's, 'Seeking coders, tech titans turn to schools.'

  • Swarm robotics - Magnus Egerstedt
    Co-robots Team Up with Humans

    Nov 25, 2014

    Robots are teaming up with humans to perform tasks in manufacturing, health care, national defense and other areas.

  • Cats and Athletes Teach Robots to Fall

    Georgia Tech College of Computing — Nov 14, 2014

    New research from Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing studies cat and human mid-air orientation as inspiration for safe robotic falling and landings.

  • Munmun de Choudhury Explains How Algorithms Understand You

    NPR's On the Media — Nov 11, 2014

    The School of Interactive Computing's Munmun De Choudhury is featured on NPR's On the Media to discuss the question of whether the algorithms built into social media and your cell phone are quietly probing your psyche.

  • Data Science for Social Good
    Georgia Tech uses data science to promote social good

    Jun 30, 2014

    The Data Science for Social Good internship program is sponsored by Georgia Tech and Oracle.

  • Seeking and Sharing Health Information Online
    Georgia Tech Health Research Reveals Online Search Patterns, New Customized Software

    Apr 23, 2014

    By creating proactive, accessible health and wellness technologies, Georgia Tech has taken significant steps in enabling people to control their own health to greater, more effective degrees.

  • Robotic Drumming Prosthesis 1
    Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg

    Mar 6, 2014

    A new robotic prosthesis controls two drumsticks for an amputee.

  • Casey Fiesler
    Georgia Tech Study Reveals Copyright Complexities, Social Norms in Online Media Creation

    Feb 19, 2014

    In the age of mashups, fan fiction and content sharing, online media creation has spurred new complexities in copyright, effectively turning the legal concept of “fair use” on its ear, according to a new study from Georgia Tech.

  • Will You Share Your Opinion of Obama on Facebook?

    NBC News — Jan 29, 2014

    “People are mainly friends with those who share similar values and interests" in a "phenomenon called homophily," wrote Catherine Grevet, the Georgia Tech Ph.D. student who led the study. "But that means they rarely interact with the few friends with differing opinions." Source: NBC News

  • How Politics Divide Facebook Friendships

    Jan 29, 2014

    Study examines how politically active Facebook users interact with some but ignore others.

  • Kickstarter Phrases that Pay (and Don't)
    Georgia Tech Researchers Reveal Phrases that Pay on Kickstarter

    Jan 14, 2014

    New study finds that pitch language plays major role in success of projects on popular crowdfunding site

  • A Computer Scientist's Unexpected Run-In With... a Shark

    The Huffington Post — Dec 17, 2013

    Thad Starner talks about his work with the CHAT (Cetacean Hearing Augmentation and Telemetry) project, which seeks to allow humans to communicate with dolphins. Source: Huffington Post 

  • Michael Nitsche
    Nitsche edits special volume on performance and digital media

    Nov 14, 2013

  • Halley Profita
    Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

    Nov 7, 2013

    Study explores cultural differences of future wearable technology.

  • Henry Evans, who lives with quadriplegia, is shaving with a robot.
    Georgia Tech researchers study aging with disabilities

    Oct 29, 2013

    The Georgia Tech has received a five-year $4.6 million grant to increase understanding of the aging process for people with disabilities and use data gleaned from the study to develop technologies that will benefit them and others.

  • Interactive Product Design Lab
    Georgia Tech Adds Industrial Design to Human Computer Interaction Master’s Program

    Oct 29, 2013

  • Michael Best
    Where in the World are Young People Using the Internet?

    Oct 7, 2013

    A common myth today is that young people are all glued to the Internet, but in fact, only 30 percent of the world’s youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old have been active online for at least five years.

  • FIDO Project
    The School of Industrial Design Wins Two Awards at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers

    Sep 18, 2013

    The School of Industrial Design Wins Two Awards at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers.

  • FIDO Would Enable Dog-To-Human Communication

    Popular Science — Jul 16, 2013

    Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working to develop a new piece of technology attire--for dogs.

  • Creative Crowdsourcing Meets Military Training

    Defense News — Jun 8, 2013

    Mark Riedl, an assistant professor of computer science at Georgia Tech and winner of DARPA’s 2011 Young Faculty Award (Riedl is now 37), discusses his crowdsourcing research. DARPA provided $300,000 for Riedl’s two-year project to develop software that uses the wisdom of the crowd to develop training scenarios. Source: Defense News

  • Smart Drones

    The New York Times — Mar 17, 2013

  • Robot Warriors: Lethal Machines Coming of Age

    BBC News — Mar 4, 2013

    Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp) and Ron Arkin talk to the BBC about the new era of robot wars. Source: BBC News

  • Balch Introduces UGA to World of MOOCs

    Athens Banner-Herald — Mar 1, 2013

    In some ways, MOOCs are not that different from a large lecture course, where a professor might give presentations to a class of 300 students, said Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp). Source: Athens Banner-Herald 

  • Happy, Snappy Tweets Gain the Most Twitter Followers

    New Scientist — Feb 27, 2013

    Scientists have boilde down half a million tweets to a few simple rules for gaining a following on Twitter. C.J. Hutto, advised by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp), examined the content and retweeting fate of tweets sent by 500 non-celebrities over a 15-month period. Source: New Scientist 

  • Fitness-Tracking Data: Useful Tool or Dangerous Obsession?

    Denver Post — Feb 20, 2013

    Strava and rival sites such as MapMyRide, TrainingPeaks, Garmin Connect and dailymile tap into the psychological elements that make sports rewarding, says Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp). They exploit people's competitive instincts to get them to ride their bikes faster, or work harder. Source: Denver Post 

  • Back Rubs, Scrum Simulators, and Robot Theater

    IEEE Spectrum — Feb 16, 2013

    This segment features vides of robots from the Aware Home. Source: IEEE Spectrum

  • What Every Parent Needs to Know About Snapchat

    11 Alive — Feb 15, 2013

    Amy Bruckman (Interactive Comp) talks about the newly popular social media app, Snapchat. Source: 11 Alive  

  • Can Playing Games Keep You Safe Abroad?

    CNN International — Feb 14, 2013

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) theorizes that a shaky global economy has forced some companies to take a pause from investing in serious games. Source: CNN International

  • Would You Announce Your Email Habits?

    The Chronicle of Higher Education — Feb 7, 2013

    A similar strategy is part of Courteous.ly, which sports the tagline: “if they only knew how much email you have.” This service (which is part of a larger research project by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp)) connects to your Gmail account and counts how many messages you receive. Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education 

  • Researchers Teach Robots Deception by Mimicking Squirrels

    Design News — Jan 30, 2013

    "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its chance of being discovered," said Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp). Source: Design News 

  • Talking, Walking Objects

    The New York Times — Jan 27, 2013

    Simon is a humanoid robot being developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the purposes of exploring intuitive ways for people and machines to live and work alongside one another. Source: The New York Times 

  • Guns, Violence, Games and the NRA’s Tedious New iOS App

    Time — Jan 16, 2013

    Such a piece on the guns, video games and violence debate (if in fact it’s even fair to qualify it as a debate) was published in The Atlantic late last week, titled “How the Video-Game Industry Already Lost Out in the Gun-Control Debate,” written by video games researcher Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp). Source: Time

  • News as Games: Immoral or Future of Interactive Journalism?

    The Guardian — Jan 12, 2013

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) has been designing and blogging about newsgames for several years. His own studio, Persuasive Games, creates titles for public policy makers, educators and corporations, dealing with current affairs and issues. Source: The Guardian UK 

  • Colleges Are Warming Up to Online Learning

    The Atlantic — Jan 10, 2013

    There also appears to be some truth to the idea that, as Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) has put it, MOOCs are just marketing for elite colleges. Source: The Atlantic

  • Google Glass Unlikely to Be Game Changer in 2013

    U.S. News and World Report — Jan 3, 2013

    Google has created a level of over-hype and over-expectation that their hardware cannot possibly live up to," Blair MacIntyre (Interactive Comp) told Wired in 2012. "It's going to generate ideas in people and expectations that might not match." Source: U.S. News & World Report

  • Teaching Robots to Deceive

    Forbes — Dec 31, 2012

    Professor Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) and his team reviewed biological research results from squirrels showing how they gather acorns and store them in specific locations. Source: Forbes

  • All the World's a Game, and Business Is a Player

    The New York Times — Dec 25, 2012

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) says the increasing use of games is little more than a fad promoted by marketing hucksters. Source: The New York Times

  • Robots are Already Replacing Us

    Wired — Dec 25, 2012

    To Shimon's creator, robotocist and musician Gil Weinberg (Interactive Comp), the robot is a way of creating new kinds of music we'd never hear otherwise. Source: Wired 

  • Animal Bluffs Inspire A New Breed Of Deceptive Robots

    Popular Science — Dec 5, 2012

    Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) and his grad students programmed a similar strategy into some wheeled robots, and the tactic worked--the decepticon deceiving robot lured a “predator” to false locations. This could have great practical value in military situations, the researchers say. Source: Popular Science

  • Glove Can Make You Mozart?

    CNN — Nov 13, 2012

    A glove developed by Tanya Markow (Interactive Comp) can teach people to play the piano and help those with spinal cord injuries regain sensation in their hands. Source: CNN

  • Are Games Really That Persuasive?

    TechCrunch — Nov 13, 2012

    Noted academic and game designer Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) created a satirical Facebook game named Cow Clicker, for instance, whose purpose was to satirise the dull stupidity of many early social games. Source: TechCrunch 

  • Workplace Gossip: Is All Gossip At The Office Bad Gossip?

    Huffington Post — Nov 7, 2012

    According to a study by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp), even though negative gossip was 2.7 times more likely to appear in an employee's inbox, all gossip was an important exchange of social information. Source: Huffington Post 

  • Georgia Tech and Emory Join Up With Coursera

    The Examiner — Nov 6, 2012

    "It's hard to imagine a better way to affect more people, to influence their thinking on a subject," said Professor Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp), who's the first at Georgia Tech to videotape his lectures, then post them online. Source: The Examiner 

  • How Twitter Language Reveals Your Gender

    The Boston Globe — Nov 6, 2012

    Simply by looking at these different rates of word usage, Schnoebelen and his colleagues, David Bamman of Carnegie Mellon University and Jacob Eisenstein (Interactive Comp) of Georgia Tech, can predict the gender of an author on Twitter with 88 percent accuracy. Source: The Boston Globe 

  • Georgia Tech Joins Push to Post Courses Online for Free

    11 Alive — Nov 6, 2012

    Georgia Tech is joining a revolution in higher education by offering online courses to anyone anywhere for free. "It's hard to imagine a better way to affect more people, to influence their thinking on a subject," said Professor Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp), who's the first at Tech to videotape his lectures, then post them online. Source: 11 Alive

  • Language Lessons Told Through Twitter

    BBC News — Oct 27, 2012

    A new study of how slang expressions spread on Twitter could offer insights into a more general question in linguistics: how language changes and evolves. Jacob Eisenstein (Interactive Computing) and colleagues used statistical analysis techniques to work out how “Metropolitan Statistical Areas” (MSAs) influence each other. Source: BBC News

  • Robots Get Around by Mimicking Primates

    New Scientist — Oct 26, 2012

    By mimicking how primates visualise an unfamiliar environment - a process called mental rotation - researchers are building a new kind of guidance system for robots. Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) is leading the effort to incorporate this technique into software for controlling robots. Source: New Scientist

  • Rescuing Journalism by Reducing it to Mindless Fun

    Innovation Investment Journal — Oct 21, 2012

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) demonstrates an astonishingly intuitive visual interface which enables a journalist with zero programming skill to turn any news story into a plethora of different custom-designed games in seconds. Source: Innovation Investment Journal

  • Brain-Controlled Devices May Help Paralyzed People

    CNN — Oct 18, 2012

    For the millions of Americans who live with paralysis, mentally controlling artificial limbs and mobility devices would be a big step forward toward more independent living. Melody Moore Jackson (Interactive Comp) is trying to make that happen. Source: CNN 

  • Digital Test for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Gizmag — Oct 17, 2012

    Researchers, led by Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) recently revealed that they are developing a tool that allows adults to test themselves for dementia in the comfort of their own home. Source: Gizmag

  • Tech Uses High-Tech Glasses for Autism Research

    WSB TV — Oct 15, 2012

    Groundbreaking research by Gregory Abowd (Interactive Comp) could be paving the way for the early detection of autism. Researchers are using special gaze-tracking glasses to measure eye contact in children, a lack of which is often a tell-tale sign of autism. Source: WSB TV

  • Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice

    New Scientist — Oct 11, 2012

    Digits is a "really nice piece of work", says Thad Starner (Interactive Comp), who is also technical lead on Google's Project Glass. Digits is in its early stages, says Starner, who has been using a wearable computer for almost 20 years. Source: New Scientist 

  • Gossip in the workplace serves a purpose, researcher says

    NewsOK.com — Oct 8, 2012

    Of emails sent by corporate workers, about 15 percent contain gossip. The trend spans all ranks of organizations, with the lowest level employees playing a major part in circulating it according to findings from doctoral student Tanushree Mitra and Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp). Source: NewsOK.com 

  • Home-Based Screening Tool Developed for Dementia

    Psych Central — Oct 8, 2012

    Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) has created a tool that allows people to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The home-based computer software is patterned after the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test, one of the most commonly used screening exams for cognitive impairment. Source: Psych Central 

  • Drones Will Soon be Able to Kill during War without Human Assistance

    CBS Local — Oct 2, 2012

    Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) believes that drones will soon be able to kill enemies on their own independently. Arkin added that robotic weapons should be designed as “ethical” warriors and that these type of robots could wage war in a more “humane” way. Source: CBS Local

  • The Next Wave in US Robotic War: Drones on Their Own

    AFP — Sep 29, 2012

    Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) believes that countries will inevitably deploy independent robots capable of killing an enemy without a human pushing a button. Source: AFP 

  • AI Makes Worms More Informative in Genetic Research

    Phys.org — Aug 20, 2012

    James Rehg (Interactive Comp) and other researchers have released a study on the possible application of machine learning technology, burrowed from computer science, to areas of biology that use microscopic examination of model genetic organisms. Source: Phys.org