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Computers alone won't create knowledge economy

August 6, 2004

The "build it and they will come" approach to economic development won't create the next Silicon Valley, Penn State researchers say.


Penn State establishes Institute for Computational Science

July 27, 2004

Penn State has established a University-wide Institute for Computational Sciences that will bring together faculty from 11 colleges, institutes and units to pursue collaborative projects in computational science.


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.