News & Events

  • U.S. News & World Report recently talked to Prof. David Kotz about the sometimes misunderstood privacy implications of using mobile health tracking apps. From the article:

    In a 2016 study published in JAMA, researchers evaluated the privacy policies of 211 Android diabetes apps and found that 81 percent of them did not have any privacy policies at all. Of the 19 percent that did, not all of the provisions...

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  • See the full coverage at Dartmouth Now.

    Every year Dartmouth names a few of its top faculty to endowed professorships, recognizing their scholarship, teaching, and service to the College community as models of Dartmouth’s liberal arts ideal. We congratulate our very own Dr. Hany Farid, who was appointed to the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professorship.

    In the...

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  • Dartmouth researchers are “using the power of the light all around us to develop a light-sensing system that tracks a person’s behavior continuously in real-time, without being overbearing,” writes the website Electronics 360 in a feature about the system.

    “The StarLight system has a variety of potential applications, including virtual reality without on-body controllers and real-time health monitoring. The new system builds upon the team’s previous work, called license, and reduces...

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  • Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid — using funding from Microsoft Corp. — has developed technology to help scrub extremist content from the internet.

    Working with the nonprofit think tank Counter Extremism Project, Farid built software capable of identifying and tracking photo, video and audio files, even if they’ve been altered. The software, unveiled Friday, would allow websites such as Facebook Inc. to automatically catch flagged content and remove it or...

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  • Dr. Gabe Weaver received his PhD from Dartmouth in 2013. During his research career, Gabe has had stints at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and as a non-residential fellow at Harvard, where he designed an XML vocabulary to encode Ancient Greek Mathematical diagrams. He more recently worked as a research scientist in Illinois' Information Trust Institute.

    For his dissertation at Dartmouth College, Gabe created eXtended Unix tools (XUTools) to process a broader class of languages in which...

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  • Jacob Weiss '16 kept a steady beat for three years in his high school marching band. At Dartmouth, he decided to major in computer science, but he never lost the urge to play his bass trombone, so he joined the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble. That's where his talents caught the attention of Matthew Marsit, director of bands at the Hop, who has asked Weiss to conduct a challenging composition for the ensemble's spring concert. Read more at...

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  • The Wall Street Journal is featuring a both a written and video story about a research project from Dartmouth CS's Prof. Wojciech Jarosz and his colleagues at ETH Zurich, Disney Research Zurich, and Columbia University. The team created a computationally assisted spray paint can which "knows" what image it should paint, and the user just has to wave it around.

    You can...

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  • Dartmouth Now is running a story about CS student Kaya Thomas '17 and her app for young readers. "Thomas developed 'We Read Too' as a mobile device app, one that now has over 4,000 users. It showcases more than 500 books written by authors of color and featuring characters of color."

    Read the full story at Dartmouth Now.

  • The Atlantic is running a story about research coming out of Dartmouth and Duke. The authors, including our very own Prof. Daniel Rockmore, studied the verifiability of information on Wikipedia. They were interested not in Wikipedia's accuracy, but rather how easy it is for someone to determine the accuracy of an article on...

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  • Prof. Sean Smith discussed the risks of self-driving cars at a recent Science Cafe in Concord, NH.

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