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UC San Diego Alumnus Publishes Manifesto on Computing for New Forms of Cultural Expression

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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2013 is turning out to be a banner year for University of California, San Diego alumnus D. Fox Harrell (Ph.D. Computer Science and Cognitive Science, ’07). In July he received tenure at MIT, where he is an associate professor of digital media.

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: International Study Documents Importance of Language to Learning Math

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Talk to your toddler. And use numbers when you talk. Doing so may give a child a better head start in math than teaching her to memorize 1-2-3 counting routines. That’s the takeaway of an international study published this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Countering Click Spam

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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When is a click not a click? When an advertising network registers a click on one of their online advertisements, how can it be sure that a single consumer – a “pair of eyeballs” in Madison Avenue jargon – and not a malware computer program, is behind that one click? Or that the viewer’s click was intentional, not induced by deceptive or misleading advertising?

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SDSC Hosts Computer Science Workshops for Middle-School Students

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with selected local middle schools and CONNECT’s Entrepreneurs for Young Innovators program through a grant from The Parker Foundation, has started a series of computer science workshops aimed at getting more minority and female students involved in computing. SDSC’s StudentTECH computing workshops are designed to entice students from middle and high schools to enroll in computer science courses in high school and college.

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Are Racks-on-Chip the Future of Data Centers?

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Increasing the scale and decreasing the cost and power of data centers requires greatly boosting the density of computing, storage and networking within those centers. That is the hard truth spelled out in the journal Science by faculty from the Jacobs…

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Race and Romance, Online

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Usually, research findings on the state of U.S. race relations are pretty bleak. But a study of online dating by UC San Diego sociologist Kevin Lewis suggests that racial barriers to romance are not as insurmountable as we might suppose.

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U.S. Media Consumption to Rise to 15.5 Hours a Day – Per Person – by 2015

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A new study by a researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, says that by 2015, the sum of media asked for and delivered to consumers on mobile devices and to their homes would take more than 15 h…

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UC San Diego Computer Scientist Stefan Savage Accepts 2013 SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award

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He is the first professor from the University of California, San Diego to win the prestigious SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award. On Nov. 5, computer science and engineering professor Stefan Savage received the 2013 award from the ACM Special Interest Group on O…

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SDSC’s High-Performance Computing Systems Benefit San Diego-Area Companies

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has recently stepped up efforts to provide its expertise in high-performance computing (HPC) and data storage to small-and medium-sized companies, particularly across San Diego’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy.

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Interdisciplinary UC San Diego Team Deployed Near Tip of Italy’s Boot

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An interdisciplinary team of Ph.D. students from the University of California, San Diego, recently spent time at archaeological sites in the southern Italian region of Calabria, and they came away with a newfound respect for the daily routine of uncovering the past – and a better understanding of how to safeguard archaeological sites and artifacts for the future.

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