Tag Archives: Science

Why Computer Science Needs The Humanities

The humanities are under assault. University administrators eye falling enrollment and the lucrative funding streams of their engineering campuses, while parents shepherd their children towards high-paying technology jobs the press touts as today’s ticket to a stable career. Across nearly every humanities major, enrollment has been falling precipitously. Yet as students flock to STEM careers like computer science, they are losing the ... Read More »

A DECADES-OLD COMPUTER SCIENCE PUZZLE WAS SOLVED IN TWO PAGES

A paper posted online this month has settled a nearly 30-year-old conjecture about the structure of the fundamental building blocks of computer circuits. This “sensitivity” conjecture has stumped many of the most prominent computer scientists over the years, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet. QUANTA MAGAZINE ABOUT Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta ... Read More »

It Could Take More Than a Century to Close the Computer Science Gap: Broadsheet

EVERYONE’S TALKING • One hell of a gap. A new study from Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a research lab in Seattle, finds that when it comes to closing the gender gap in computer science, we may be even further away than we thought. To gauge the state of the gap, the researchers concentrated on the number of computer science research papers ... Read More »

Beyond Queen’s stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research

The iconic “stomp-stomp-clap” of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was born out of the challenge that rock stars and professors alike know all too well: How to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert — or a lecture — and channel that energy for a sustained time period. Sang Won Lee, an ... Read More »

WJEC apology after GCSE computer science exam problem

An apology has been made to GCSE pupils after a “technical issue” affected their computer science exam. Parents complained problems meant the start was delayed while pupils could not answer one of the questions. It is unclear how many schools were affected, but people in Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taff highlighted issues. The WJEC exam board ... Read More »

UPPSC Recruitment 2019: Online registration for Computer science graduates closing soon, pay scale up to Rs 1.7 lakh

UPPSC Recruitment 2019: Computer Science engineers can apply before April 28(HT) UPPSC Recruitment 2019: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will close the online registration window for vacancies for computer operator and programmer, soon. Computer Science graduates, software engineers are invited to apply for the posts before April 28. The notification was issued on March 28 and the last date to apply is very ... Read More »

Telling Numbers: Computer Science, Chemistry power India in QS Rankings

The Computer Science departments of 17 Indian institutes have been ranked among the world top 200 in 2019, with those of IIT Bombay (in pic) and IIT Delhi featuring in the top 100. (File) In the latest World QS rankings, Indian universities have excelled in Computer Science, followed by Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy. The Computer Science departments of 17 ... Read More »

Amazon to fund computer science classes at 1,000 U.S. high schools through Future Engineer program

Amazon Future Engineer students. (Business Wire Photo) Amazon said its Future Engineer program will fund computer science classes at more than 1,000 high schools in all 50 states by this fall. This is a rapid expansion for the program that launched in November. Down the road, Amazon aims to reach more than 10 million kids with the coding activities and lessons each ... Read More »

Computer science education paving way to

From laptops to desktops to smartphones to tablets, computing has become an integral part of our daily lives. It is reported that nationwide, there are more than 500,000 unfilled computing jobs, and the number is expected to double to over 1 million by 2020. With computing now the No. 1 source of all new wages in the United States, it ... Read More »

WHAT JAMES DAMORE GOT WRONG ABOUT GENDER BIAS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

IN AUGUST GOOGLE employee James Damore made the news and even Wikipedia by publishing his speculation that female software engineers are underrepresented due to inherent biological differences. Although he admitted that implicit bias and explicit bias may exist, Damore wrote, “I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that ... Read More »