Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp) and Ron Arkin talk to the BBC about the new era of robot wars. Source: BBC News
Annie Antón discusses the importance of gender diversity in computing with Alfred C. Weaver, director of the University of Virginia's Applied Research Institute. Source: IEEE Computer Society.
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
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
Cedric Stallworth, along with other computer science professionals, discusses why it is imperative for the field to embrace a diversity of perspectives to address today's global challenges. Source: National Science Foundation
Sixty-six Georgia high school girls were honored for computing-related achievements at the 2012-13 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards, held Feb. 24 in Atlanta and cosponsored by the College of Computing and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
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
Recent College of Computing Alum and Rhodes Scholar, Joy Buolamwini, talks about her mission to bring computer science to underrepresented groups. Source: The Huffington Post
This segment features vides of robots from the Aware Home. Source: IEEE Spectrum
Amy Bruckman (Interactive Comp) talks about the newly popular social media app, Snapchat. Source: 11 Alive