New smartphone apps being developed could help track and trace where people with the virus have been and alert others who might be at risk of coming into contact with it. But Stan Matwin, director of Dal's Institute for Big Data Analytics, says decision-makers must grapple with how to make these programs both effective and respectful of people’s privacy.
Researchers in the Faculty of Computer Science are teaming up to tackle some of the challenges posed by the ever-expanding use of the internet with funding announced last year through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).
Popular social media quizzes, like the ones that pop up in Facebook feeds, may look harmless and fun — but taking them can leave you vulnerable to identity theft or fraud, according to researcher and CBC Information Morning tech columnist Nur Zincir-Heywood.
Steve Mostafa Dafer is a Master of Computer Science student working in Dr. Srini Sampalli’s EMerging WIreless TECHnologies (MYTech) lab on a project called Mind Power. In this blog, he tells us about how he came up with his research idea and what he hopes to accomplish.
In the next few years, there may be as many as 30 billion different devices connected to the Internet — including many everyday objects you find in your home. That poses major challenges for everything from security to reliability challenges Computer Science prof Srini Sampalli and his team in the MYTech Lab are working to address.