Tag Computer science

‘Virtual dairy farm brain’ aims to help farmers make smarter decisions

August 22, 2017

A UW team has set out to create an app to integrate all of a farm’s data streams in real time and use artificial intelligence to allow farmers to more easily analyze the information.

Coding for equity: UW senior works to make the tech industry more inclusive

August 16, 2017

UW-Madison senior Katie Zutter is working to help solve issues of gender bias and inequity in computer science, and she finds that inequities in tech only fuel her to push for change.

UW-Madison researchers tackle bias in algorithms

July 3, 2017

If you’ve ever applied for a loan or checked your credit score, algorithms have played a role in your life. You might assume that computers remove human bias from decision-making, but research has shown that is not true.

As computing moves to cloud, UW–Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

May 10, 2017

A UW–Madison professor has formed a startup to advance a streamlined chip design that will run up to 10 times faster than those now inside data centers.

Students invent ‘Journalit’ app to keep track of life

April 18, 2017

UW-Madison students Shane Lian and Colin Harris have created a journaling app called “Journalit.” Submitted photo UW–Madison student Colin Harris, a senior in …

UW offering computer user experience design certificate

February 10, 2017

Given the value of improving interactions between humans and computers in a digitized world, user experience design practitioners are increasingly in demand.

Learning like humans, machines extend the reach of research

August 16, 2016

A growing group of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers is working on ways to use computers to make better use of human brain power.

Partnership prepares students to tackle cybersecurity

May 16, 2016

As security breaches of household name corporations make headlines and complicate lives, undergraduates remain surprisingly underexposed to basic cybersecurity tactics. The Morgridge Institute for Research is addressing this gap through a partnership with Bowie State University.

Computer science program aims to make technology open to all

March 9, 2016

Wisconsin Emerging Scholars-Computer Sciences (WES-CS) provides a challenging, collaborative environment that helps recruit a broader cross section of UW students to the field of computer science.