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6/03/19

More than two-thirds of Americans get their news from social media sites, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center study. But more than half who read news on social media expect it to be inaccurate.


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5/30/19

The world produces about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Storing and transferring all of this enormous — and constantly growing — number of images, videos, Tweets, and other forms of data is becoming a significant challenge, one that threatens to undermine the growth of the internet and thwart the introduction of new technologies, such as the internet of things.


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5/28/19

Meteorologists can get time-critical help in spotting dangerous cloud formations using artificial intelligence (AI), according to scientists at Penn State and AccuWeather Inc. The team used a "machine learning" program running on XSEDE supercomputers to recognize a typical cloud formation known as comma-shaped clouds in satellite images. Their results detected up to 99 percent of the comma-shaped clouds and 64 percent of ensuing storms in 2011 and 2012 satellite images over the U.S. Their hope is to develop an accurate early warning system so that storm warnings can be issued more quickly than possible today.


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5/21/19

Rahul Emani is well on the path to being a leader in the cybersecurity industry. He has earned a CompTIA Security+ certification, which stands out on applications for top cybersecurity jobs in government and industry. He also has devised a way to maximize smart home technology at a fraction of the current cost.


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5/21/19

ric Brandman, a 2011 alumnus of the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is putting the skills and education he gained at Penn State to improve the fan experience at one of the country’s most recognizable Major League Baseball (MLB) parks – Dodger Stadium.


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5/15/19

 During a 911 call, critical information is gathered that help answer the six Ws: Where, What, Weapons, When, Who and Why. The answers to these questions help to equip first responders with necessary details to approach an emergency scene.


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5/13/19

The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) was well-represented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held in Glasgow, Scotland, May 4-9.


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5/13/19

Alumna Marina Medvin runs successful D.C. law practice, serves as legal analyst for national media


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5/10/19

James Wang, professor of information sciences and technology, has received a 2018 Amazon Research Award for his work in affective computing. His project, "An Open Emotion Understanding Dataset," will receive gift funding of $80,000 and a cloud computing credit of $20,000.


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5/09/19

Zachary Dyer, a 2019 graduate of the College of Information Sciences and Technology, was recently awarded the Penn State Multicultural Resource Center’s Resilient Student Award, which is presented to a student who demonstrates initiative, perseverance, and the ability to overcome significant obstacles in obtaining his or her degree.

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