Information Science News

07/01/2014 12:19:52
Douglas Smith
Frederick Burtis Thompson, professor of applied philosophy and computer science, emeritus, passed away on May 27, 2014. The research that Thompson began in the 1960s helped pave the way for today's "expert systems" such as IBM's supercomputer Jeopardy! champ Watson and the interactive databases used in the medical profession. His work provided quick and easy access to the information stored in such systems by teaching the computer to understand human language, rather than forcing the casual user to learn a programming language.
Caltech Professor of Applied Science and Philosophy Frederick B. Thompson
10/29/2003 08:00:00
Marcus Woo
Tom Sterling's Watson Lecture
10/10/2003 07:00:00
Jill Perry
PASADENA, Calif. - It's election morning.
06/26/2003 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have set a new Internet2 land speed record using the next-generation Interne

03/19/2003 08:00:00
Marcus Woo
Three Caltech undergrades competing in a computer programming contest.
03/18/2003 08:00:00
Caltech computer scientists have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet fast enough to download a full-length DVD movie in less than five seconds.

The protocol is called FAST, stand

03/03/2003 08:00:00
In an advance that holds promise for integrating previously disparate functions on a chip, applied physicists at the California Institute of Technology have created a disk smaller than the diameter of
09/19/2002 07:00:00
Jill Perry

If one measures election success by equipment performance alone, Florida's push to get new voting equipment on-line for the 2002 election appears to have paid off. Compared with the performance of equipment in past Florida state primary elections, the new technologies for casting and counting ballots look like clear improvements according to experts at the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

07/15/2002 07:00:00
A new proferrorship: Kerry Vahala named the Ted and Ginger Jenkins Professorship in Information Science and Technology professor
09/05/2001 07:00:00
Caltech professor develops powerful technique for detailed 3-D computer graphics.
08/17/2001 07:00:00
Jill Perry
The California Institute of Technology will be a partner in the world's first multi-site supercomputing system, called a Distributed Terascale Facility (DTF).

The facility will be built and operated

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