Tag Computers

Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

February 13, 2018

A UW–Madison researcher has helped develop a unique online chatbot that can answer, in simple language, questions about specific privacy policies without requiring users themselves to weed through all of the fine print.

The doc sets the goal, then ‘Digital Intern’ goes to work

February 1, 2018

A UW–Madison spinoff company is refining a medical management software package designed to help doctors treat patients more efficiently.

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

January 16, 2018

UW electrical and computer engineers, acting on an idea from a Wisconsin cranberry grower, have developed a device to make a laborious, time-consuming process more efficient.

Molecular magnetism packs power with “messenger electron”

November 13, 2017

A UW–Madison lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic strength through an unusual way of controlling those spins, which could lead to a breakthrough in quantam computing.

UW System researchers played role in Nobel-winning gravitational wave discovery

October 3, 2017

Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.

New center brings together biologists, engineers to improve crops

May 5, 2017

The phenotyping center at the Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center aims to develop new ways to measure plants and address novel questions about what factors influence crop performance.

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.

UW Law School security breach may have exposed sensitive data

December 6, 2016

The incident has been reported to law enforcement and to national credit reporting agencies. The individuals affected will receive free credit monitoring to help protect them against identify theft.

Liquid silicon: Computer chips could bridge gap between computation and storage

November 17, 2016

Computer chips in development at the University of Wisconsin–Madison could make future computers more efficient and powerful by combining tasks usually kept separate by design.

Farm-to-home delivery service wins innovation award

August 25, 2016

Square Harvest allows consumers to order exactly what they need from small, local farms and food producers, marrying computer technology with small-batch food production.

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.