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“UW touts computer science growth”

Brier Dudley reports on the UW CSE Industry Affiliates meeting, in the Seattle Times:

“A boost from the Legislature – plus grants from the likes of Amazon.com – is increasing the size the University of Washington’s computer science program by 25 percent this year …

“The school also has successfully recruited top-tier faculty, including world experts in machine learning, and more hires are in the works.

“‘We’ve had really the most remarkable year in our history,’ [UW CSE chair Hank] Levy said …

“A lunchtime lecture was given by Carlos Guestrin, a machine-learning professor that the UW lured from Carnegie Mellon University with a $1 million endowment from Amazon.com.  Guestrin provided an overview of the GraphLab distributed computation framework that’s being used to explore the capability of smaller computing systems to analyze enormous datasets.”

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October 27, 2012