Faculty, students, and alumnae of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are making news. Here are some recent headlines.
More than a semester into a mentorship program for female engineering students, participants said the program has provided guidance in building resumes, establishing professional relationships and preparing for job interviews. See GW Hatchet article by Ishani Chettri.
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Aylin Caliskan and Akshat Pandey of GW analyzed transportation and census data in Chicago assessing racial disparity resulting from ride-hailing company algorithms. See Salon's June 21, 2020 article, Uber, Lyft algorithms charged users more for trips to non-white neighborhoods: study.
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Dr. Lorena Barba (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) was quoted in the February 28 Naturenews article “Pioneering ‘live-code’ article allows scientists to play with each other’s results.” She was interviewed as an expert in scientific reproducibility, and she commented on the evolution of the scientific article to become a “multifaceted communication medium that includes the data and the code as an integral part.”
On February 26, Dr. Poorvi Vora (Department of Computer Science) testified at a hearing on a bill limiting electronic delivery of absentee ballots in Maryland. The hearing was covered by WRC-NBC4, Washington, in the February 27 article “Maryland Legislators Consider Limiting Electronic Absentee Ballots."
Dr. Anne-Laure Papa’s (Department of Biomedical Engineering) research to develop reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy to fight dangerous blood clots and cancer metastasis continues to garner media attention. A partial list of media outlets that have covered her research includes: Chemical & Engineering News, Engadget, Boston Business Journal, Health News Digest, and Asian News International.
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Dr. Megan Leftwich (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) was quoted in the January 28 PBS NOVA article “Fish Use Physics to Avoid Running into Each Other.”
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Dr. Lorena Barba (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and her work were quoted in the October 2018 issue of Scientific American in the article “Science under Scrutiny: The Problem of Reproducibility.”
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NBC4-Washington quoted Dr. Poorvi Vora (Department of Computer Science) in the October 18 article “In Wake of Russian Meddling, Critics Say Maryland's Online Ballot System Is Potential Target.’’
Wired quoted Dr. Aylin Caliskan (Department of Computer Science) in the September 26 article To Break a Hate-Speech Detection Algorithm, Try ‘Love'.
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Research conducted in part by biomedical engineering graduate student Hifza Javed was featured in the November 2 New York Magazine article “Companion Robots Are Helping Autistic Children Feel Comfortable in School.”