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Movie Magic: Oscar Nominee Seeks to Pay it Forward

November 10, 2017 11:04 AM
He is a Transformer with Hulk-size success.
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Researchers Use Wikipedia to Give AI Context Clues

October 13, 2017 11:34 AM
Walk into a room, see a chair, and your brain will tell you that you can sit in it, tip it over or lift it up, but you wouldn’t even consider drinking it, promoting it or unlocking it. As humans, explains BYU computer science professor David Wingate, we know intuitively that certain verbs pair naturally with certain nouns, and we also know that most verbs don’t make sense when paired with random nouns.
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This Alum Wants to Turn Your House into a Robot

September 18, 2017 12:12 PM
You don’t need to talk to Lanny Lin for very long before you learn what his passion is.
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How Secure are Your Messages?

August 15, 2017 01:11 PM
Researchers at BYU have learned that most users of popular messaging apps Facebook Messenger, What’sApp and Viber are leaving themselves exposed to fraud or other hacking because they don’t know about or aren’t using important security options.
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BYU Back to E3 with Nokbak

July 31, 2017 09:50 AM
They spent a year brainstorming, creating, designing and revising (and revising and revising), and last week, a team of BYU students took their capstone-project video game to the industry’s largest showcase: the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
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Another Student Emmy Nom — This Time with Accompanying Wedding Bells

May 24, 2017 10:32 AM
It’s not a love story. And it is.
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Modern Tech Meets Ancient Text

May 17, 2017 11:15 AM
Computer programs interpret languages like HTML, XML, Java, PHP with no problem. But ancient handwritten text? BYU professor Bill Barrett and his team of undergraduate and graduate students are determined to create a program that will do just that—and to a large degree, they already have.
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Training Computers, Helping Humans

May 03, 2017 02:10 PM
A trio of BYU profs plans to use top NSF award to revolutionize digital capabilities
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Student-created Budgeting App Will Finally Save Your Budget

March 31, 2017 12:27 PM
You’ve tried it all: spreadsheets, software, the envelope system. And despite your best efforts, it seems like every month you blow your budget.
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Battle of the “Bad Actors”: One Professor’s Quest for Internet Safety

February 15, 2017 10:58 AM
He wants to make the world safer—the cyberspace world, that is.
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Animation Students Create Quick, Easy-to-learn Video Game and Find Mainstream Success

December 02, 2016 11:43 AM
Only three days after the launch of the Vanguards video game — the BYU Center for Animation students’ senior project — 1,500 people had already downloaded and played it.
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Computer Science Alumnus Takes Top Prize

August 05, 2016 12:30 PM
BYU’s research in machine learning is starting to receive recognition on the world stage.
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3D Printing for Dummies

June 23, 2016 12:25 PM
What you sculpt is what you get.
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Email Privacy: Finding the Balance Between Secure and Usable

May 26, 2016 12:56 PM
When BYU Computer Science Professor Kent Seamons explains email security, he often uses an analogy: Sending an email is more similar to sending a postcard than a letter in a sealed envelope—as the email transaction happens, other people may gain access to the information.
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Using Nature to Nurture Robots

April 28, 2016 10:03 AM
Robots aren’t one-size-fits-every-situation. There isn’t one super machine that can complete any task or solve any problem, despite what Siri and Watson might lead you to believe. And sometimes, depending on the task, it’s much better to have a bunch of simple, inexpensive robots rather than one brilliant, expensive robot.
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Computer Science Alumnus Develops Resonating Language

April 06, 2016 10:33 AM
From online graphics to ways for technology to communicate using vibrations, BYU alumnus Kesler Tanner has made significant contributions to computer science.
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Big Data Is Actually a Big Deal

March 25, 2016 11:10 AM
Imagine working on important projects for major companies such as Adobe, FamilySearch, and Qualtrics as an undergraduate student. That’s what students do for their final projects in Dr. Quinn Snell and Dr. Christophe Giraud-Carrier’s Big Data Science and Capstone course in BYU’s computer science department.
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BYU Mobile App Winner Makes Keeping a Journal Easier than Ever

March 24, 2016 11:38 AM
Keeping a journal is not a strength for some (OK, most) people. Micah Wilson wants to make it easy for those people to chronicle the most important parts of life.
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