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Next generation Large Hadron Collider relies on UW–Madison computing

The University of Wisconsin Center for High Throughput Computing will receive $2.2 million dollars to help develop software to support an upgrade in the Large Hadron Collider.

Multi-university collaboration will use data science to find the next El Nino

A new collaboration involving UW–Madison will develop novel data science tools to sniff out hidden weather patterns, improving weather forecasts and scientific understanding of global climate.

Want to fight cyberthreats? Start with clean code

Barton Miller has a surprise for his University of Wisconsin–Madison class of 250 software programming undergraduates this fall: No code assignment is complete until it’s declared weakness-free by a suite of software analysis tools.

Elementary and middle-school-aged girls show off their AI skills

A summer-term course for 4th- to 6th-grade girls taught them the basics of programming and AI, and even more importantly, taught them they belong in the STEM world.

Four computer-science business ideas win, and one already has customers

Competitions that encourage entrepreneurship are fundamental to economic and social progress in Wisconsin, the contest organizer says.

UW-Madison cloud computing research moves into new phase

UW-Madison is part of a team of campuses receiving nearly $10 million, collectively, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop cloud computing infrastructure and enable high-level research by scientists around the country.

App software firm with UW–Madison roots starts selling “pro” version

“We are uniquely positioned to help teams build apps with the same exact code that will work on the web, and on the App Store and Google Play,” Ionic CEO Max Lynch says.

UW–Madison computer sciences grad helped craft a galaxy far, far away

Rachel Rose and her team have contributed to the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

New Faculty Focus: Yingyu Liang

The computer science professor has been attracted to the idea of artificial intelligence since he was a child, and he says the research field of machine learning has made great progress towards it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.