45 stories tagged ‘Computer Science’
The National Science Foundation-funded, three-year effort aims to create 3-D digital models of each species represented in Harvard’s collection of 12,000 bird skeletons.
Genetics may play a surprisingly small role in determining the precise wiring of the mammalian nervous system, according to painstaking mapping of every neuron projecting to a small muscle mice use to move their ears.
Akiyuki Kawasaki thinks globally and maps locally. To do that, the Japanese researcher, who is spending the academic year as a visiting scholar at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has developed software that allows researchers to predict how changes in population, land use, climate, urbanization, agriculture and other variables will affect water flow [...]
David C. Parkes, a leader in research at the nexus of computer science and economics, has been appointed Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), The appointment was effective July 1.
David C. Parkes, a leader in research at the nexus of computer science and economics, has been appointed Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences(SEAS). Parkes, 35, was previously John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences and associate professor of computer science at Harvard, where [...]
Stuart M. Shieber ’81, Harvard’s James O. Welch Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science, will serve as director of the University’s new Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC). Harvard University Provost Steven E. Hyman made the appointment, which he announced today (May 22) with Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library (HUL).
As a sophomore at Harvard College in 1992, Salil Vadhan skeptically and rather grudgingly enrolled in an introductory departmental course that a friend had cajoled him into taking. The course was “Computer Science 121: Introduction to Formal Systems and Computation,” a class that he would revisit a little more than a decade later — as the professor.
It was close to midnight one day this week in Durban, South Africa, when Harvard AIDS researcher Bruce D. Walker switched on his computer and made a visit to 104 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge. That’s the address of the Harvard Initiative for Global Health (HIGH), a multidisciplinary group that supports interfaculty research on worldwide [...]
Computer scientists are using the latest version of peer-to-peer video sharing software to explore a next-generation electronic commerce model that uses bandwidth as a global currency.
Students coming into universities today are ‘digital natives’ and fundamentally different in their use of technology than the ‘digital immigrants’ who teach them, according to John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Palfrey said that students today have always had technology around them and they are comfortable with an ‘always [...]
How daunting a task is it, in an age when it is possible to visualize structures and to see them at magnifications not even dreamed of a short time ago, to produce a "wiring diagram" of the human brain?
William H. (Bill) Gates, one of the world's most influential business leaders and foremost philanthropists, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises during Harvard's 356th Commencement on June 7.
Harvard's Computer Product and Repair Center is changing its walk-in hours.
In 2002, there were no African-American, Hispanic, or Native American women in tenured or tenure-track positions in the top 50 computer science departments in the country. That lone statistic illustrates that, despite progress made by women in academic science appointments over the past three decades, there is a long way to go, according to Anne Fausto-Sterling, professor of biology and of gender studies at Brown University.
The 24th richest person in the world made a visit to the Harvard Business School (HBS) last week (Dec. 7), and gave an audience of 700 advice on how to succeed in business: Have passion, curiosity, and empathy. Microsoft CEO Steven Anthony Ballmer ’77 (whose net worth is around $14 billion) also shared his vision [...]
Scientists at Harvard University have developed a computer model that, for the first time, can fully map and predict how small proteins fold into three-dimensional, biologically active shapes. The work could help researchers better understand the abnormal protein aggregation underlying some devastating diseases, as well as how natural proteins evolved and how proteins recognize correct [...]
After a year of hiring, moving into new digs, and generally getting its feet wet, the Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing (IIC) is ready to forge ahead into the new year, diving into computer-intensive projects that need not just computational firepower, but also innovative thinking. The initiative is moving ahead on a half-dozen or so [...]
Talked about for decades, a quantum code key system joined to the Internet has now been demonstrated. It sends encoding and decoding keys as light pulses between Harvard and Boston universities and BBN Technologies, a hi-tech company in Cambridge, Mass. The network started operating in June 2004. “Our team has been able to develop a [...]
Wires made by a team of Harvard University researchers are almost too small to imagine – thousands of times thinner than a human hair and just millionths of an inch long. The long-term result may be computers much smaller and faster than the speediest supercomputers available today. Such supercomputers would be super cool, operating at [...]
Allan Robinson has been working on a system to predict weather within the oceans since the early 1980s. Computers in his laboratory at Harvard University are crammed with maps and models of the flows, temperatures, chemistry, and biology of watery depths and shallows around the globe. The year before the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, [...]