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Employee Incentives Can Lead to Unethical Behavior, Study Says

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:15

End-of-year bonuses are a double-edged sword that can help motivate and increase employee performance, while also leading to unethical behavior in the workplace, a new study says.

Broadening Participation in Computing is Easier Than You Think

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:51

Some small steps that can make a big difference.

Europe's AI researchers Launch Professional Body Over Fears of Falling Behind

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:36

Some of Europe's top machine-learning researchers have founded an organization to strengthen capacity in artificial intelligence (AI) technology on the continent.

Software Developer Jobs to Increase by More Than 250,000 by 2026

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:23

The number of new software developer jobs will increase by 253,400 in the United States over the next decade, according to The Knowledge Academy.

Start-Ups Aren't Cool Anymore

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:54

A lack of personal savings, competition from abroad, and the threat of another economic downturn make it harder for Millennials to thrive as entrepreneurs.

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:10

Fifteen years ago in California, a tall technology geek named Steve Mushero started writing a book that predicted the American dream might soon "be found only in China."

Teachers Say There's a Disconnect in Computer Science Education

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

Eighty-eight percent of surveyed K-12 teachers said computer science is critical for students' career success, while two in 10 said their students are not taught computer science.


Initiative Aims to Improve Education, Business With AI

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:59

Cornell University and r4 Technologies will collaborate to develop artificial intelligence solutions for education and business and train a new generation of students for the data-driven world.

Data Espionage Campaign Targets Professors

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:01

Hackers are targeting academics, particularly those with biomedical engineering backgrounds, in an espionage-like campaign to steal data. There is evidence the attack may have come from North Korea.

ORU's New Supercomputer Has the Brains to Tackle Weather Forecasting, Physics, and More

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47

Oral Roberts University has unveiled an $850,000 supercomputer, with the goal of bolstering the institution's science, technology, engineering, and math program.

2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:20

ACM named 56 members as 2018 ACM Fellows for their significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security.

White House Outlines Five-Year STEM Push

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

The Trump administration has announced a five-year strategic plan for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

NSF, NASA Announce Commitments to Support White House Strategic Plan on STEM Education

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:35

The National Science Foundation is expanding its diversity program to other federal agencies, and creating new graduate internship opportunities.

With Amazon Coming, Virginia Schools Look to Boost Computer Education

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:17

With Amazon planning to place a new headquarters in Northern Virginia, educational institutions in the area are preparing to help address an ongoing shortage of computer science professionals.

Accenture Expands Hour of Code Tutorial to 15 Languages

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:08

For Computer Science Education Week, Accenture is expanding its Hour of Code introductory computer science tutorial to 15 languages.

Penn State to Help Broaden Participation in STEM Fields

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:24

Penn State University, Norfolk State University, and Tidewater Community College will form a nanotechnology education coalition to address the underrepresentation of minority students in college STEM programs.

The Changing Career Landscape In AI

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:05

As the application of AI expands, so too do career opportunities.

Promoting Common Sense, Reality, Dependable Engineering

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Peter G. Neumann traces a lifetime devoted to identifying computing risks.

What Motivates a Citizen to Take the Initiative in e-Participation?

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Citizen-led initiatives via social media yield political influence, including even with a country's top political leaders.

Uncertainty in Current and Future Health Wearables

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Expect inherent uncertainties in health-wearables data to complicate future decision making concerning user health.