Wall Street Journal features CS Prof's Research

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 read the full article on the WSJ or watch their video story.

The Atlantic features CS Prof. and Neukom Study of Wikipedia

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 their own. They argue that Wikipedia, and other online information outlets, should include a "source-o-meter" on each page, reflecting the quality of the citations.

You can find the full story on The Atlantic, and the original research paper on arXiv.org.

Dartblog: Prof. Campbell one of "best professors in Hanover"

Dartblog, curated by Joe Asch '79, often highlights problems that need to be addressed at the College. This week, however, Dartblog includes a positive article discussing Prof. Andrew Campbell, whom it names one of "best professors in Hanover". Check out the full article at Dartblog.

Scot Drysdale's Last Lecture

After 38 years with the Computer Science department, Prof. Scot Drysdale taught his last class today. As the College’s first Computer Science Professor, former long-serving Department Chair, a wonderful colleague, and a dedicated and skilled teacher, Scot has had a tremendous and lasting impact on the College, the department, and our students. He will be greatly missed.

Make sure to also check out Dartmouth Now's article about Scot's retirement and last lecture.

Dartmouth Professors win $100K Microsoft Hololens grant

A team of Dartmouth Professors (Emily Cooper from PBS and Wojciech Jarosz and Xing-Dong Yang from CS) win the highly competitive Microsoft HoloLens Research Grant. Their winning proposal, entitled "Augmenting Reality for the Visually Impaired with Microsoft HoloLens”, will investigate ways that augmented reality devices like the HoloLens can aid the visually impaired in their day-to-day tasks. See more details about all the winners at Microsoft's blog or at Engadget.

Can Your Smartphone Predict Your GPA?


Many cognitive, behavioral, and environmental factors impact student learning during college. The SmartGPA app uses passive sensing data and self-reports from students’ smartphones to understand individual behavioral differences between high and low performers during a single 10-week term.

The research team show that there are a number of important behavioral factors automatically inferred from smartphones that significantly correlate with term and cumulative GPA, including time series analysis of activity, conversational interaction, mobility, class attendance, studying, and partying.