Research Spotlight

Using machine learning to reduce traffic congestion

January 17, 2020

Researchers in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology are advancing work that utilizes machine learning methods to improve traffic signal control at urban intersections around the world.

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NIH-funded work to explore replacing diagnostic gold standard with 3D histology

December 13, 2019

Development of a new, diagnostic, three-dimensional imaging technique is the focus of a new Penn State-led research project funded by a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Using artificial intelligence to analyze placentas

December 2, 2019

New research and patent-pending technology could allow for accurate, automated and near-immediate placental diagnostic reports through computerized photographic image analysis, which could lead to better health outcomes for mothers and babies.

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IST research well-represented at top information retrieval conference

November 11, 2019

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology was well-represented at the Association for Machinery’s 28th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, held in Beijing, China, Nov. 4-7.

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Examining perceptions of Internet-of-Things devices in Rwandan farming community

November 11, 2019

This past spring a cohort of Penn State students participated in an innovative research study to examine the potential for Internet of Things devices on a farming community in Rwanda, to explore the potential impact of unmanned vehicles at a farm on the outskirts of the city of Kigali.

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Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection

November 11, 2019

Researchers at Penn State have narrowed down myriad examples of fake news to seven basic categories, which include false news, polarized content, satire, misreporting, commentary, persuasive information and citizen journalism.

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NSF grant to advance understanding of violent extremists’ online behavior

November 4, 2019

How do violent extremists use social media platforms to spread ideologies? And how do individuals then embrace those ideologies and become radicalized online to take violent action?

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Multi-institutional team to use AI to evaluate social, behavioral science claims

October 23, 2019

A computer program that could quickly and accurately evaluate the validity of published research claims in social and behavioral sciences literatures will be the focus of a team of researchers from Penn State, Texas A&M, Old Dominion and Microsoft Research — led by C.

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IST researchers to explore new integrated support for visually impaired

October 16, 2019

Researchers in the College of Information Sciences and Technology recently received a three-year, $712,000 award from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new form of prosthetic support for people with visual impairment.

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Researcher to discuss how AI can help people avoid adverse drug interactions

October 15, 2019

Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience seminar series will feature a speaker who is working on using AI and machine learning to spot possible negative side effects that people might encounter when they are using multiple drugs.

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AI could offer warnings about serious side effects of drug-drug interactions

October 15, 2019

Researchers designed an algorithm that analyzes data on drug-drug interactions listed in reports — compiled by the Food and Drug Administration and other organizations — for use in a possible alert system that would let patients know when a drug combination could prompt dangerous side effects.

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Combination of techniques could improve security for Internet of Things devices

October 10, 2019

A multi-pronged data analysis approach that can strengthen the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices — such as smart TVs, home video cameras and baby monitors — against current risks and threats has been created by a team of Penn State World Campus students pursuing master of professional

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A strong community draws attorney and alumna Megan Costello back to IST

September 4, 2019

For Megan Costello, a 2008 Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology alumna, the strong community feel is what initially drew her to the College of IST. It is also what drew her back to become an assistant teaching professor seven years after she graduated.

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Clickbait Secrets Exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

August 28, 2019

Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence model to outperform other clickbait detectors, according to researchers.

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New tool could reduce security analysts' workloads by automating data triage

August 1, 2019

During a cyberattack, security analysts focus on answering four key questions: What happened to the network, what was the impact, why did it happen, and what should be done?

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