Brain inspired data engineering
What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain's structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.
Technique captures unique eye traits to produce more realistic faces
The eyes are arguably the most important features of an individual's face, if not a window to the soul, so the use of generic eye models when creating digital faces can have disappointing results. Scientists ...
Move over smart cities – the Internet of Things is off to the country
Lancaster University is about to take the concept of smart cities out of town. Computer scientists at Lancaster University are investigating how the Internet of Things could work in the countryside.
Codebreaking has moved on since Turing's day, with dangerous implications
We have always been been intrigued by keeping secrets and uncovering the secrets of others, whether that's childhood secret messages, or secrets and codebreaking of national importance.
AI is different because it lets machines weld the emotional with the physical
The human race has long designed and used tools to help us solve problems, from flint axes to space shuttles. They affect our lives and shape society in expected and sometimes unexpected ways. We may understand ...
Bitcoin lets users avoid censorship
In his graduation research, computer science student Krzysztof Okupski has developed software to encrypt messages with the Bitcoin network. Using his software, it costs around 50 cents to send an A4 page ...
Technique enables pattern-recognition systems to convey what they learn to humans
Computers are good at identifying patterns in huge data sets. Humans, by contrast, are good at inferring patterns from just a few examples.
Innovative new supercomputers increase nation's computational capacity and capability
Tens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents only ...
Scientists review worldwide rise of 'network of networks'
The interdisciplinary field of network science has attracted enormous attention in the past 10 years, although most results have been obtained by analyzing isolated networks. However many real-world networks ...
Big Data infrastructure for science
Big Data comes naturally to science. Every year, scientists in every field, from astronomy to zoology, make tremendous leaps in their ability to generate valuable data.
A better way to find communities in networks
A key challenge network scientists face is figuring out how networks break down into communities—for example, different groups of friends in a high school social network or species in a food web.
Researchers use multiple photos to estimate lighting conditions of outdoor scenes
Techniques now used to reconstruct 3D models based on multiple photos of a building, object or scene can also be leveraged to automatically estimate illumination conditions depicted in a collection of photographs, ...
Disney Research builds computer models to analyze play in pro basketball and soccer
With the ball at the three-point line near the top of the key, what will Tim Duncan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs do? Pass to a player posting up? Or does he take a shot? An analysis by Disney Research of ...
Teaching robots to see
Syed Saud Naqvi, a PhD student from Pakistan, is working on an algorithm to help computer programmes and robots to view static images in a way that is closer to how humans see.