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IST researcher looks to 'debug' software

May 20, 2004

Mary Beth Rosson, professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, is participating in a $2.6-million National Science Foundation grant aimed at helping computer users identify and fix software glitches.


New marking process traces spammers, pirates and hackers

March 31, 2004

Penn State researchers have proposed a new marking process for Internet messages to make it easier to trace the originators of spam, illegal copyrighted material or a virus attack.


Challenging assumptions leads to Web searching insights

July 23, 2003

Lee Giles is not too interested in "surfing" the Web. "Mining" and "extraction" are terms more to his liking.