Computer Science & Technology
Book traces evolution of computer from unusual to ubiquitous
UWM professor Thomas Haigh has collaborated on a new history of how computers developed from room-filling machines to microchips, and what that means for us.
UWM information studies students pilot data science initiative
A technology company hopes a philanthropic initiative, aimed at getting more undergraduate and graduate students informed and interested in data-based research, will grow following a successful pilot program at UWM’s School of Information Studies. The Data Intelligence Project will nurture the “next generation of data enthusiasts,” Alation Inc., said in announcing its effort in July. […]
From the other side of the world, girl in Kenya learns computer coding at UWM
When a 10-year-old girl in Nairobi wanted to learn more about computers, her mother found her best option some 8,000 miles away. Working online, Elsie Maingi enrolled in the Girls Who Code program at UWM.
UWM awarded grant to upgrade its campus supercomputing cluster
The $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help expand campus research capabilities and research-related educational opportunities.
UWM cybersecurity expert teaches students how to hack for good
“Ethical hacking” – breaking into a computer network to find its vulnerabilities – is an in-demand skill in the growing field of cybersecurity. UWM is trying to help fill the demand by offering a new graduate certificate in cybercrime forensics.
Nadellas donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
The gift from UWM alumnus and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his wife, Anu Nadella, will support the university’s efforts to prepare students from underserved communities for careers in computer science, data science and information technology.
TechEd Frontiers offers short-term learning opportunities to fill skills gap
UWM is addressing the need for “upskilling” by launching TechEd Frontiers, a workforce development learning platform that offers online, on-demand pathways, or courses, that can advance people in high-demand jobs.
Geosciences grad takes out-of-this-world pics using NASA’s Curiosity rover
Darian Dixon is a camera operator. It just so happens that the cameras he controls are 140 million miles away.
Computer science students cap off studies with real-life experience
UWM computer science students and Northwestern Mutual are teaming up on a project that benefits both.
UWM Nonprof-IT program gives student a chance to repay charity
Two decades ago, a newborn Breyley Stephenson needed surgery at Children’s Hospital, and his parents stayed at the Ronald McDonald House. Now, Stephenson is giving back to the charity that helped his family.