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Our favorite videos from SXSW 2018’s Panel Picker

SXSW’s Panel Picker has a ton of amazing projects. You could get lost for days reading about the innovative startups, technologies, and philosophies. We picked the most interesting videos and slideshows to share. Slideshow: The Future of Design is Engineering http://ashleyfernandes.com/sxsw/ Native Knowledge: Advancing Botany to Bots Deep Learning AI for Real World Experiences AI…

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Meet your new faculty: Dr. Jun Yao

Dr. Jun Yao has garnered 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is also named on six patents. Before coming to UMass Amherst, Yao served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University working on: the synthesis, assembly, and characterization of low-dimensional nanomaterials; integrating nanomaterials for computing systems (e.g., constructing the first nanowire nanocomputer); developing…

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Meet your new faculty: Dr. Yadi Eslami

Dr. Yadi Eslami’s academic experience includes serving as an assistant professor at West Virginia University Institute of Engineering Technology and an adjunct faculty member at the College of Western Idaho Department of Business and Economics. Eslami’s industrial experience includes working as a design engineer at DRAM R&D, Micron Technologies Inc., Boise, Idaho, and as a…

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Ciesielski and Yu Win International HACK@DAC Contest

Professor Maciej Ciesielski of our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and his former graduate student Dr. Cunxi Yu – currently a post-doctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland – won the 2017 Hardware Security Contest (HACK@DAC) at the Design Automation Conference, the world’s number one conference in the area of electronic…

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UMass Amherst alumni Inderpal Bhandari named CDO Club’s Chief Data Officer of the Year

Congratulations, Dr. Bhandari! Stay tuned for our exclusive video interview with Dr. Bhandari, coming soon. From IBM: ARMONK, N.Y.- 27 Jul 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IBM Global Chief Data Officer, Inderpal Bhandari, has been named CDO of the Year for 2017 by the CDO Club. Inderpal Bhandari was recognized for IBM’s leadership…

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UMass Amherst opens $150 prototyping lab called Core Facilities

The University of Massachusetts Institute for Applied Life Sciences opened Friday with five laboratories, called “Core Facilities,” for use by manufacturers. The labs in the campus Life Sciences Laboratories Building, 240 Thatcher Road, are the result of a $95 million state investment and $55 million in support from the university, said Andrew Vinard, the institute’s…

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A brief history of the Netflix Prize, the first big experiment in machine learning.

Thrillist writes: In October 2006, Netflix, then a service peddling discs of every movie and TV show under the sun, announced “The Netflix Prize,” a competition that lured Mackey and his contemporaries for the computer programmer equivalent of the Cannonball Run. The mission: Make the company’s recommendation engine 10% more accurate — or die coding….

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