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  • Predictive algorithms may help us shop, discover new music or literature, but do they belong in the courthouse? Dartmouth professor Hany Farid reverse engineers the inherent dangers and potential biases of recommendations engines built to mete out justice in today's criminal justice system.

    Check out the TEDx video on Youtube:

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  • Prof. Farid recently talked with NPR's All Things Considered about deep-fake videos.

    From the article:

    In all Tech Considered, we continue our look this month at the many ways tech can be used to influence or undermine democracy. Today - deep fake videos. The Defense Department considers them enough of a concern that it's working with outside experts on ways to detect them and prevent them from being made. Hany Farid is a computer science professor at Dartmouth...

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  • The Neukom Fellows program is an interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at Dartmouth that may provide another means of working with or being mentored by faculty in our department. Please see the full position announcement for a list of requirements and instructions on how to apply. Application deadline is November 15, 2018.

  • Dartmouth News is running a profile of CS Assistant Professor Wojciech Jarosz.

    From the story:

    Wojciech Jarosz is fascinated by the behavior of light and the interplay with its environment, an interest that led to his involvement in the movies TangledFrozen, and Big Hero 6...

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  • The 2018 Kemeny prize winners are Kyle Dotterrer, Gabe Boning, Robin Jayaswal, Paul Spangfort, and Tong Xu for their team entry: Monad.  As they describe it:

    Monad is an artificial intelligence programming challenge. The user-facing component of the project is a web client through which users upload code that implements an artificial intelligence agent (hereafter referred to as a “bot”) intended to effectively play an original game of our design. Once a user’s bot is...

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  • A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions. The technique could lead to a more precise understanding of how individuals interact in social settings and can increase the effectiveness of communications coaching.

    The system, named Protractor by the Cambridge-Dartmouth team, uses invisible light to record how people employ body language by measuring body angles and...

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  • Counter Extremism Project CEO Mark Wallace and Dartmouth Computer Science Chair Hany Farid discuss how they campaigned successfully to remove online extremist propaganda.

    Watch the episode here.

  • Dartmouth News is running an article about George Boateng ’16, Thayer ’17, and how he is using his CS and engineering degrees to make a difference in education and health in the developing world.

    From the article:

    George Boateng ’16, Thayer ’17, arrived at Dartmouth in 2012 with an agenda. He had come 5,000 miles, seeking ways to make a difference in education and health in the developing world—in his native Ghana, in particular.

    At Dartmouth, he gained hands...

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  • Dartmouth News is running a story about our very own Prof. Andrew Campbell's experience during his year-long leave at Google.

    From the story:

    Campbell took a year’s leave from the Department of Computer Science last year to step into the fast lane at Google, writing software and looking for new ideas. He also wanted to see how Dartmouth’s computer science curriculum stacked up against the needs of industry. To do that, he took off the mantle of...

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  • Each year during the College’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., Dartmouth recognizes members of the community for their significant contributions toward peace, civil rights, education, public health, environmental justice, and social justice.

    This year, George Boateng ’16, Thayer ’17, research scientist in the Department of Computer Science and co-founder and president of education nonprofit Nsesa Foundation received the...

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