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Tar Heel Reader Reaches 10 Million Books Read

December 19, 2016

Chapel Hill, NC—Tar Heel Reader, an online program that helps students with disabilities learn to read independently, reached 10 million books read on January 7 at 7:35 p.m. The site, which was created by Karen Erickson of the Center for Literacy … Continued

Profiles in Computing: Tanya Amert

December 15, 2016

Tanya Amert, a computer science Ph.D. student at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, found herself drawn to computer science because she enjoyed figuring out how things work. At 13 years old, she was a big fan of the Neopets … Continued

Morales earns $2,500 Royster Award

December 6, 2016

Nicolas Morales, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science, was recognized on November 11 with a 2016 Royster Student Scholarship Award by the North Carolina chapter of the Acoustical Society of America (NC-ASA). Morales presented his work, titled “Acoustic … Continued

Reiter earns 2016 SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award

October 28, 2016

Professor Michael K. Reiter was recognized by the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (ACM SIGSAC) with its Outstanding Contributions Award for 2016. Reiter was selected for pioneering research contributions and leadership in information security. The SIGSAC Outstanding … Continued

UNC professor training internet to recognize images

September 28, 2016

This is part of a series of profiles on professors doing interesting things across UNC’s campus. Computer science professor Jan-Michael Frahm is teaching computers to see. Frahm is the head of the 3D Computer Vision group at UNC. Computer vision … Continued

Ramesh Raskar awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 13, 2016

Ramesh Raskar, founder of the Camera Culture research group at the MIT Media Lab and associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, is the recipient of the 2016 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Raskar is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including femtophotography, … Continued