Anyone who’s used a pen with a tablet appreciates how precisely the instrument allows them to write, draw, and manipulate objects. A pen is natural input device, one that’s much more nuanced than a mouse or touchpad. Despite its precision and ease of use, many tablet applications still need menus, buttons, and widgets for a user to switch between tools, to set their attributes, and to issue commands.
Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Srinivasan Keshav has been named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to fair queueing techniques and flow-control algorithms in computer networks.
Governments, educators and private companies all must act quickly to rein in the biases and excesses of autonomous systems driven by powerful artificial intelligence, a lunchtime symposium at CIGI heard Wednesday. The price of not acting is an existential threat to the fabric of human society.
We’ve connected billions of devices to the Internet and in the coming years we’ll connect billions more. Many of these Internet of things or IoT devices have sensors in them to detect their environment — from a room’s ambient temperature and light levels to sound and motion.
Studying how human activities and naturally occurring phenomena have an impact on the environment is critical for effective management. Environmental monitoring and modelling are two fundamental practices to help in understanding, predicting and effectively managing these activities and impacts.