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Colloquium Illuminates Opportunities and Challenges for Software Developers in 2024

GW's Departments of Computer Science and Physics collaborated to offer a joint colloquium on February 16 when they welcomed GW alum Adam Hughes to give a talk titled, “Why you should be excited to be...

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Solving the Latest Challenges in Engineering Systems

GW Engineering was well represented at CESUN’s 9th International Symposium, including conference leadership by faculty members from the EMSE Department and a presentation of cross-disciplinary...

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Using Lived Experience to Study Security and Privacy Concerns Among US Immigrants

In a recent study, a team of researchers from the GW Usable Security and Privacy Lab investigated the intertwined roles of information, security, privacy, and safety through the process of obtaining...


TRAILS AI Institute Initiates Groundbreaking Research with Inaugural Seed Grants

The eight funded projects, totaling just over $1.5 million, will advance cutting-edge research and scholarship that spans AI design, development, and governance.

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Moving Beyond an App-centric Approach to Support Vulnerable Populations' Privacy

In a new grant, Dr. Lucy Simko and Yasemin Acar from GW Engineering will work alongside researchers from George Mason University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Michigan to tackle...

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Navigating the Evolution of Natural Language Processing: A Reflection by Rebecca Hwa

The chair of GW Engineering's computer science department has studied natural language processing since the 2000s.

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Using XR Technology to Solve Challenges Facing D.C.-based Small Businesses

Computer science alumnus Junhao Chen, M.S.’23, took home 3rd place at the 2023 DC XR Innovation Challenge for his XR solution that addresses several critical staff training challenges in small...

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Furthering the Discussion Around Ethics in Computer Security Through Philosophy

Through the paper, “Ethical Frameworks and Computer Security Trolley Problems: Foundations for Conversations," CS Research Assistant Professor Yasemin Acar provided philosophy-based considerations to...

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Computer Science Students Forge Connections at Grace Hopper Celebration

Computer Science undergraduate students attended the 2023 Grace Hopper Celebration where each woman was able to learn from leaders in the field about exciting topics in computing, find mentors,...

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Introducing Students From Across GW to Careers in Cybersecurity

On November 3, the Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute and Computer Science Department organized a Cybersecurity Pathways Information Session for students interested in careers in...