Category Archives: Computer Science

As computing moves to cloud, UW-Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

Whether you are tagging a photo in Facebook, asking Siri for directions to an eatery, or translating French into English, much of the action happens far from your phone or…

The key to private and efficient data storage

Cloud storage services, like Dropbox and Gmail, may soon be able to better manage your content, giving you more storage capacity while still being unable to ‘read’ your data. People…

SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images

Rice, Northwestern imaging array proves adept at capturing details as small as a fingerprint HOUSTON – A unique camera that can capture a detailed micron-resolution image from a distance uses…

Internet Atlas maps the physical internet to enhance security

Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently emerged, thanks to painstaking work by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and their…

Faster page loads

System allocates data center bandwidth more fairly, so no part of a webpage lags behind others. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A webpage today is often the sum of many different components. A…

Protecting web users’ privacy

System for disguising database queries could prevent customer profiling and price gouging. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Most website visits these days entail a database query — to look up airline flights,…

Strengthening cybersecurity through research

Singapore Management University’s Secure Mobile Centre is tackling cybersecurity risks in mobile computing. Mobile computing has become a fundamental feature in modern day life as people develop an unprecedented reliance…

Researchers add human intuition to planning algorithms

Incorporating strategies from skilled human planners improves automatic planners’ performance. Every other year, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling hosts a competition in which computer systems designed by…

Taming data

System finds and links related data scattered across digital files, for easy querying and filtering. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The age of big data has seen a host of new techniques for…

The importance of beating buffering

Streaming video over mobile networks could be greatly improved by smart prioritization of visually important data. By prioritizing the delivery of rich visual data, A*STAR researchers have demonstrated that the…