The assistant professor of computer science and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center is also one of only two women to receive the Social Media and Democracy Research Grant. Mitra and her team will study how misinformation and other problematic content spread on the platform.
An internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle Eastern politics, Boroujerdi will join Virginia Tech on Aug. 10, 2019, and comes to the university from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
With the award, Jia-Bin Huang will tackle challenges of modeling the relationship between a person and relevant objects/scene to gather contextual information and mining hard examples automatically from unlabeled but interaction-rich videos.
At the June meeting of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Gregory B. Daniel, interim dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, outlined the college’s ongoing efforts, underscoring their alignment with the university’s goals, and discussed forthcoming programs and facilities.
As the Pamplin College of Business moves forward with its mission to lead technology and business intelligence, Becky Freemal will lead efforts to build integrated and cohesive messaging to engage alumni, students, parents, and corporate partners.
Paterson has been named interim executive director of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology. Reed will step in to serve as interim executive director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative.
Virginia Tech commencement ceremonies began May 11 with the VTC School of Medicine graduation. Ceremonies will continue Thursday in Blacksburg and throughout the weekend, concluding on Sunday in Northern Virginia.
As their son prepares for graduation, Kate and Tim reflect on his experience at Virginia Tech, their involvement as Hokie parents, and the insight they gained into the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
Guests mingled with President Tim Sands, Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke, college deans, members of the Board of Visitors, university faculty, and the HokieBird in a tent at the university’s Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church.
Virginia Tech is recognizing more than 800 employees for their commitment to service and for exemplifying our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Collectively, these employees have dedicated 16,600 years of service to the university.
While other research focuses almost exclusively on situations where group identities of users are known, Bert Huang, professor of computer science and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, and Ph.D. student Sirui Yao look at settings where they do not know, or do not trust, information about who belongs to what groups.
An online interactive platform developed at the Discovery Analytics Center uses data analytics and machine learning to help stakeholders better understand school rezoning plans and potential effects on the community. Users can also share comments and concerns about proposed plans, propose changes to boundaries, and even create their own plans.