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The 50 best computer science and engineering schools in the US

A degree from a top computer science or engineering school can land graduates jobs at elite companies like Google, Apple, Raytheon, Facebook, and Lockheed Martin. To determine which schools offer the best undergraduate programs, we surveyed over 400 Business Insider readers about which degrees they deem most valuable. Show More Summary

In Just A Few Days, These Girls Designed Apps To Make Studying More Fun And Fight Bullying

Thirteen-year-old Olivia Ross says she isn't used to being surrounded by other girls of color who have a passion for coding and computer science. The New York-based student says that while she "likes coding a lot," her coder friendsShow More Summary

Can Algorithms And Big Data Appraise Character?

“Algorithms aren’t subjective,” said Jure Lescovic, a computer science profession from Stanford quoted by Quentin Hardy of the New York Times in “Using Algorithms to Determine Character”. “Bias comes from people.” Bias comes from people, yes. As for algorithms – mathematically-based rules used to make predictions and decisions in business applications [...]

How the New Science of Game Stories Could Change the Future of Sports

Every sporting event tells a story. Now the first computational analysis of “game stories” suggests that future sports could be designed to prefer certain kinds of stories over others.

Zachary Anderson: Online Hook-Up Lands Him On Sex Offender List — Victim and Her Parents Plead For His Charges To Be Dropped

Zachary Anderson is a 19-year-old computer science major from Elkhart, Indiana. Anderson met a girl from nearby Niles, Michigan on the ‘Hot or Not’ app. The two met up for an evening of consensual sex in December 2014. Six months later,...Show More Summary

When Handwriting Dies, Neural Networks Will Be The Only Calligraphers Left

At the University of Toronto, computer science researchers have taught a neural network how to write by hand. In the digital age, proficiency with a keyboard is considered more important to a student's education than legible handwriting, leading some to despair that the art of writing by hand is going extinct. Show More Summary

Q&A with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

Nir Barkat, 55, has served as Mayor of Jerusalem since 2008 and was re-elected in 2013 for a second five-year term. Born in Jerusalem, he holds a degree in computer science from the Hebrew University. Barkat launched a successful software...Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Help Us...

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Computers are getting smarter all the time. Even though science fiction sometimes tends to paint artificial intelligence in an evil light, humans are building these intelligent machines -- and presumably, we'll have some control over how dangerous they'll ultimately become (but maybe not). Show More Summary

Supporting Women in the Tech Space

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry. Show More Summary

The 50 best computer science and engineering schools in America

The best computer science and engineering schools in the US are hotspots for elite companies like Google, Apple, Raytheon, Facebook, and Lockheed Martin to recruit fresh, new talent. We surveyed over 400 Business Insider readers to find out which engineering schools have the most valuable undergraduate programs. Show More Summary

What Happens When Freddy’s Nightmares Dream Deeply?

You might have seen horrifically trippy images flooding your newsfeeds on social media over the last few weeks thanks to dreamdeeply.com tinkering with some mad science out of Google HQ. Do computers dream? Of course they do. Have you ever wondered how that might look? Thanks to Google Deep Dream that just went open source, we […]

From Cookies To Computer Science: The Girl Scouts Tackle STEM

5 ways GSUSA is supporting the female entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow

Scaffolding in ASP.NET MVC

Computer programming is getting smarter & smarter and the same way it’s been shrinking & layman readable. Let’s go to the first era of Computer science where the real geeks sit and code tons of lines for months just for moving an object on screen or for fetching an employee record from the database.

Amateurs spot exoplanet with fast-changing orbit

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky The citizen science project Planet Hunters has detected an exoplanet that fell through the cracks of the automated computer searches. NASA’s Kepler...Show More Summary

10 Books Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Read

Mark Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook when he was a computer science student at Harvard University, is one of the most... The post 10 Books Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Read appeared first on Lifehack.

14 Girls Explain Why Women Should Learn How To Code

These girls want to change the face of coding. This summer, over 1,000 girls around the country are participating in a free summer program that gives them intensive instruction in computer science and mentorship from top female technology executives. Show More Summary

The Department of Defense: You know, for kids

“A young science travels where the young take it.” --Stewart Brand, Spacewar! Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums, Rolling Stone, Dec. 7, 1972 I was milling about the expo tents during a break in the action at last...Show More Summary

The Gas Station Problem

Today’s exercise is a classic problem in computer science courses: There is a truck driving clockwise on a circular route; the truck has a gas tank with infinite capacity, initially empty. Along the route are gas stations with varying amounts of gas available: you are given a list of gas stations with the amounts of […]

The key to agile data science: experimentation

I lead a research team of data scientists responsible for discovering insights that lead to market and competitive intelligence for our company, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). We are a busy group. We get questions from all different areas of the …

Firing Squad Synchronization, Computer Science's Most Macabre-Sounding Problem

You'd think that the question of how to get everyone in a firing squad line to fire at the same time is best left to states desperate to keep capital punishment going without lethal injection drugs, but it might be a surprise to find that the question was also studied in the early days of computer science. Show More Summary

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