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Student presents research on Human-Robot interaction

Alex Hubers, a Cornell College senior, presented his research in early March at the premier conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

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Career Road Trip: Chicago

Students had the opportunity to network while exploring various careers April 11. They met with Gorilla Group (IT/web development), Jacobson Group (HR Consulting), and Rachel Johnston, Ph.D. ’94, Director, Criminology Program, Adler School of Professional Psychology during the Alumni Networking Dinner.

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Students explore human-robot interaction

Students in Ross Sowell’s Human-Robot Interaction course relied on the latest research to learn about this emerging field, then applied their knowledge to their own robotics projects.

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Reed one to watch in 2014

Harper Reed ’01 is someone to watch in 2014, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Alum writes piece about healthcare website problems

Harper Reed ’01, former Chief Technology Office for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, co-wrote a piece for the New York Times about why the government’s healthcare exchange site is an example of bad government coding.

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Leadership focus draws Johnson to Berkeley computing program

Kevin Johnson ’13 is set to begin an intensive one-year master’s program in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He was particularly drawn by the programs’s emphasis on leadership development.

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Leader of the (geek) pack

Harper Reed ’01 spent most of the past two years as chief technology officer for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Reed’s team of 40 engineers included two other Cornellians, Derek Brooks ’03 and Ian Dees ’06.

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McKenna pursues doctorate in data visualization

Summer research at the Space Telescope Science Institute helped Sean McKenna land a graduate position at the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.

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“Modeling Anatomical Surfaces from Medical Image Data Using Nonparallel Contours” by Ross Sowell

Ross Sowell, instructor of computer science, will speak this Feb 23rd on “Modeling Anatomical Surfaces from Medical Image Data Using Nonparallel Contours.”

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“Literate Programming” by Leon Tabak

Leon Tabak, professor of computer science, will discuss “Literate Programming.” Computer scientists write for two audiences. They write for machines and so must write instructions in a form that a machine can interpret. And they also write for human beings

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Alum hired as CTO of Obama 2012 campaign

Chicago alum Harper Reed ’01 is serving as chief technology officer of the Obama 2012 campaign.

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High Altitude Balloon Launch

The Cornell College Computing Club will use a weather balloon with upwards of 100 ft^3 of helium to lift a digital camera to an altitude of 100,000 feet to take pictures of campus and the curvature of the earth. Come watch the launch on May 10th!

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Student creates Facebook location app

Luke Korth, a junior, was mentioned on the PC World website for his Facebook application, “Where are my friends?”

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Internship leads to job offer for computer science major McMillin

When The Meredith Corporation created a new technical position in their human resources department, they made a call to former intern Brian McMillin ’06. McMillin now works for the company remotely from South Dakota where his wife attends graduate school, and the couple plans to move to Des Moines when she graduates.

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Dimitrov lands software job through fellowship

Dimo Dimitrov’s 2007 fellowship at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids wasn’t simply preparation for his future. It is his future.

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