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Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have developed a strategy that could reduce the level of frustration users experience when giving gesture commands to smart devices and smart environments.
In a study that outlines the new strategy, the researchers found that when developing smart devices to recognize gesture input, the adage, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again,” can be applied to boost users’ perceptions of system reliability.
The following excerpt is from “GitHub Releases New Tools to Report Vulnerabilities,” an article by Rina Diane Caballar published on June 21, 2019 in IEEE Spectrum, the magazine and website of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The article reports recent research conducted by Mei Nagappan, an assistant professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, and his colleagues on the lack of security vulnerability reporting processes in open-source software projects.
The following excerpt is from “The quest for high-quality data: Machine learning solutions for data integration, cleaning, and data generation are beginning to emerge,” a blog post written by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ihab Ilyas and Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media.
Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money.
In a study reviewing the efficacy of a new online work-sharing platform designed to put money into the hands of charities, the researchers discovered that people providing their skills and labour toward a specific task tended to do a better job if they knew their favourite charity rather than themselves would be paid for it.