From ASEE Daily briefing:   BBC News (12/16) reports, “A US patent for self-driving cars has been awarded to Google.”

From UBC CS blog:   David Lowe from UBC Computer Science wins the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) “Test of Time” Award for his 1999 paper “Object Recognition from Local Scale-Invariant Features“.  The award was presented at the ICCV conference in Barcelona on November 2011.

An article in Nature by a UBC CS professor – Anne Condon –

From the ASEE daily update – First Bell: On its website, MSNBC (7/26, Roach) reports, “Imagine a smartphone that looks like a piece of clear plastic, lighting up to display contacts, a game, the weather, or email from a friend. That future may be upon us thanks to a new, transparent and flexible lithium-ion battery.” […]

From ASEE’s daily update: The Washington Post (7/18, de Vise) reports that Michael Nelson, a computer science professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia, “and some colleagues at Old Dominion and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a sort of Internet time machine called Memento” that lets users “search for a Web site as […]

From ASEE update: Popular Science (6/16, Dillow) reports on Kilobots, small robots designed by Self Organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard that according to the article “demonstrate some interesting swarm behaviors, even if they’re not necessarily ‘doing’ anything yet.” The article features a video of the small robots performing a variety of tasks. The robots […]

Hats off to ASEE daily alert service: USA Today (4/1, Acohido) reports “spear-phishing attacks, which often enlist social-media tools to meticulously wedge into corporate networks, are increasingly used in computer thefts that pinpoint valuable corporate data, according to a report released today by IBM’s X-Force cybersecurity team.” Cybercriminals are working through “search engines and social […]

In November 2010, the PSPB approved changes to Section 8.1.9 of the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual that more clearly define for IEEE authors which version of their papers are appropriately available for their own reuse. These policy revisions enable IEEE to exercise better control over its intellectual property, while still offering authors substantial rights to […]

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