For this research, Tanushree Mitra, assistant professor of computer science and faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, and post doc Mattia Samory analyzed more than 200,000 Reddit users and six million comments over a 10-year period, focusing on the key elements of a conspiracy theory.
The VR experience, created by Thomas Tucker, an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts, shows up close the organs inside the skeletal system of a mid-sized dog. By moving and clicking a button, users can see layers of tissue, zoom in on certain organs, and literally step into parts of a virtual dog’s body.
September is addiction recovery month, and, in the midst of the current opioid epidemic, it’s an apt moment for addiction research experts to map the future path forward for a long-term recovery strategy for substance abuse.
This summer, the Virginia Tech Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates program brought a multidisciplinary team of more than 20 mentors together with students from universities around the country to answer important research questions surrounding a common concern: Is the pipeline harming our region’s environment and communities?
“Virginia Tech represents a strategically important relationship for Deloitte, and our people are proud to support this initiative,” said Kevin Lane, an accounting alumnus and a principal in the advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
On Sept. 24, the Virginia Tech community will have a chance to reflect on how the Destination Areas and Strategic Growth Areas have shaped research and education and learn about new opportunities, including seed-funding programs.
In a recent research project, business information technology professor Chris Zobel used analytics to develop a new approach to help the Red Cross address the challenges of more effectively pre-positioning resources needed for emergency shelters.