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1/17/20

The rise of automation and artificial intelligence, and their impacts on certain industries and the economy, will be discussed by Penn State President Eric Barron and a pair of University experts during the next episode of WPSU’s “Digging Deeper” on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Vasant Honavar, director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory and Edward Frymoyer Endowed Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, and Barry Ickes, professor and head of the Department of Economics, will join Barron for the show.

“Digging Deeper” will air at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on WPSU-TV.  


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1/17/20

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.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

1/15/20

For their final project, students in the Foundations of Human-Centered Design and Development course in the College of Information Sciences and Technology had the opportunity to gain real-world industry perspective and feedback on the prototypes they spent the semester building.


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1/13/20

Many times, attending Penn State is a family tradition, but one family takes that tradition to a whole new level. Vince Derr, his cousin Jaclyn Carradorini, and Jaclyn’s little brother Chris have all graduated from the College of Information Sciences and Technology, and their younger cousin, Nicholas Carradorini, is currently a senior in the college. 


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1/06/20

A lock isn’t designed to keep people out; it’s designed to slow people down.”

That was the key point that Nick Leghorn, Penn State Class of 2010, took away from a hacking conference that he attended as a student.


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12/19/19

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. If successful, the method could replace current 2D histology — potentially impacting drug development, diagnostics and basic understanding of how genes and environment define phenotype, an organism’s observable characteristics and traits.


IMAGE: HAYLEY WILDESON

12/16/19

Since Joselyne Mera Vargas (senior, security and risk analysis) moved to the United States from Ecuador when she was 9 years old, she has developed valuable leadership and communication skills, discovered a passion for data science, and completed a summer internship at Harvard University. To celebrate all that Vargas has achieved during her time at Penn State, she has been selected as the College of Information Science and Technology’s student marshal for the fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.


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12/10/19

 A 2003 College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) graduate plans to draw on his Penn State experience and education to help strengthen his community through his new job title: mayor of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Derek Slaughter was elected to the position on Nov. 5, after serving two years on city council. While he never sought to get involved in local politics, his experience as a high school math teacher and girls’ basketball coach opened the door for him. Through those roles, he saw opportunities to build bridges between the school district — and the students he was teaching and coaching — and the community.


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12/10/19

Students from across the state traveled to University Park on Nov. 2 for HackPSU, a 24-hour hackathon in which students compete for prizes by developing ideas that use software to solve real-life problems.

This year’s overall winners were Joel Seidel (junior, information sciences and technology and economics), Jack Quinn (junior, computer science and economics), and Casey Waverka (junior, information sciences and technology). Their winning software program was designed to help strengthen communication between employees or members of an organization.


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12/05/19

When Jason Yakencheck was among the first classes of graduates of Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology in 2005, he had no idea how the opportunities he took part in as a student would shape his career.

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