New Tool Increases Adaptability, Autonomy of ‘Skyrim’ Nonplayer Characters
A new tool can be used to create Skyrim nonplayer characters (NPCs) that allow for more variability and flexibility in game play.
Social, Computer Scientists Want to Share Data On Group Behavior
Computer and social scientists have collaborated to develop a large data set on how group behavior and technology influence decision-making – and they want to share that data with other researchers.
Device Allows Users to Manipulate 3-D Virtual Objects More Quickly
Researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions.
Study Finds Gender Bias in Open-Source Programming
A study comparing acceptance rates of contributions from men and women in an open-source software community finds that women’s contributions tend to be accepted more often than men’s – but when a woman’s gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often.
New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions
Researchers have developed a system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin transaction.
NC State Hosts NSF Big Data Research Center
NC State University has been selected as a new site of the existing Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research.
NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham
Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading.
Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools
An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.
Don’t Get Snagged by Phishing Scams
Cyber attacks are on the rise. To fight back, NC State is hosting numerous events in October to help you identify and stop the spread of phishing attacks on campus. It’s all part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System
An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS – the operating system used in Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. The vulnerabilities make a variety of attacks possible.