Tag Computer science

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

July 8, 2019

UW-Madison engineers have devised a method to create pieces of “smart” glass that can recognize images without requiring any sensors or circuits or power sources. 

Mark Hill honored for improvements to vital computer memory systems

June 5, 2019

Hill has been analyzing and improving how computer memory functions since the 1980s. His developments became the basis of the memory models for the ubiquitous programming languages Java and C++.

Need to talk to your data? UW–Madison spinoff is happy to translate

November 13, 2018

UW-Madison computer science professor Jignesh Patel and Rogers Jeffrey Leo John, a recent graduate student, founded DataChat in June, 2017, with the goal of making it more efficient for businesses to get insights from data. 

New master’s in quantum computing offers training for a growing field

November 5, 2018

In a single calendar year, the program will catch students up on the fundamentals of quantum physics, cover the theory behind quantum computing, and teach students laboratory skills to construct the devices.

Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning established with $10 million NSF grant

October 31, 2018

UW-Madison is part of a consortium that received a $10 million NSF grant that will work toward understanding the risks inherent to machine learning, and developing the tools, metrics and methods to manage and mitigate these risks.

Next generation Large Hadron Collider relies on UW–Madison computing

September 19, 2018

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

September 11, 2018

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

August 13, 2018

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

August 3, 2018

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

April 12, 2018

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

December 8, 2017

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

December 6, 2017

“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

November 30, 2017

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

New Faculty Focus: Yingyu Liang

October 11, 2017

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

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.