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Professor Adam Bates and students in his lab discovered that runners, cyclists, and others who post routes on some fitness apps are at a security risk. Now sites like Strava and Garmin Connect are modifying their service to further protect their users.
Some companies say they have struggled to find data-science job candidates whose skills fit their needs, so eight have created a data science standards board. John C. Hart, professor and director of online and professional programs at Illinois Computer Science, says data science is exploding so it's no surprise.
“More people came in than Amazon could handle,” Matthew Caesar, a computer science professor at the University of Illinois and co-founder of cybersecurity firm Veriflow, said. “And Amazon couldn’t use all the resources they had available because there was a bug or some other issue with their software."
Inside Higher Ed
Coursera is expanding partnerships with traditional universities, this time its first Ivy League degree, at Penn. The degree follows the three master's degrees offered through Coursera by Illinois, where Professor John C. Hart says “people come to this degree for the Illinois brand. We’re making sure this meets campus standards."
Save the date for this free, week-long, student-run event that features tech talks by speakers from across the industry and academia, two career fairs, and an array of workshops, challenges, and competitions!