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Bill Westenhofer

GW Monumental Alumnus: Bill Charles Westenhofer

Mr. Westenhofer, M.S. ’95, is an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor.

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Two new Gateway to Computer Science programs

The Department of Computer Science will launch a graduate certificate and a Master’s degree in applied computer science this fall, both aimed at eliminating academic barriers for students interested in computer science.

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Dr. Vora joins Verified Voting Board of Directors

Verified Voting has been at the center of policy and legislative improvements leading to the use of paper records across the US.

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Dr. Vora’s research group develops election audit algorithm and software package

The Athena election audit algorithm and software package has been integrated into Arlo, the main election audit software tool used by election officials.

Aylin Caliskan

Dr. Caliskan awarded NIST grant to study biases in AI visual semantics

NIST's Information Technology Laboratory has awarded Dr. Aylin Caliskan a one-year, $192,000 grant for 2021, as a single principal investigator.

Dr. Aviv’s research on smart phone passwords is mentioned in Fast Company

Dr. Adam Aviv was quoted in the July 15 Fast Company article, “This technique was supposed to replace passwords. Turns out it’s surprisingly easy to hack,” which looks at research that he and his co-authors conducted on the security of LG’s knock codes.

Dr. Caliskan receives DARPA grant

DARPA Habitus Program has awarded Dr. Aylin Caliskan a 42-month, $330,000 grant to generate self-sustaining artificial intelligence models in low-resource languages that can automatically convert implicit collective associations and information to explicit knowledge.

Salon features Dr. Caliskan’s research

Salon featured research conducted by Dr. Aylin Caliskan and graduate teaching assistant Akshat Pandey in the June 21 article “Uber, Lyft algorithms charged users more for trips to non-white neighborhoods.’’ Separately, Cheddar Business mentioned their research in this piece.

Dr. Yerukhimovich receives NSF grant to study large scale secure computation

Dr. Arkady Yerukhimovich has received a four-year National Science Foundation grant for the project “New Approaches for Large Scale Secure Computation.”

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SEAS celebrates 2020 Commencement

If you missed the live stream of the May 15 SEAS Graduation Celebration ceremonies, you can still watch them—and see photo albums and the faculty and staff congratulatory video—on the 2020 SEAS Virtual Graduation ceremonies page.