UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Liam Geyer, a third-year student majoring in cybersecurity analytics and operations in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), placed second at the Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition, held Feb. 15-17 at Deloitte University. He was one of 60 students, from among more than 1,000 competitors, to advance to the second and final round.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Medical summarization, a process that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to condense complex patient information, is currently used in health care settings for tasks such as creating electronic health records and simplifying medical text for insurance claims processing. While the practice is intended to create efficiencies, it can be labor-intensive, according to Penn State researchers, who created a new method to streamline the way AI creates these summaries, efficientl...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) debuted a new special topics course in fall 2023. “Emerging Technologies in Popular Culture” welcomed undergraduate students from any major to exam...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Priya Kumar, assistant professor in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), has joined the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)’s 2024 cohort of non-resident fellows.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Prasenjit Mitra, a professor in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has been appointed as a Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Speakers serve a three-year term during which they travel to ACM chapters and events to deliver lectures on their fields of expertise.
The militant Islamic State group, or ISIS, lost its physical territory in 2019, but it remains an active force on social media, according to researchers from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, who set out to better understand the group's online strategies.
Faculty in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) have selected Tanishq Barot to receive the 2023-24 Westin Scholar Award. Barot is a fourth-year student majoring in human-centered design and development and minoring in entrepreneurship.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mark Poblete has donned many Penn State hats. He was a residential undergraduate student and an online graduate student. He participated in an array of Penn State organizations and now, as an alumnus, serves as a leader, volunteer and financial supporter of the University. In a recent conversation, Poblete reflected on his lengthy and ongoing Penn State experience, and why it matters to give back to his alma mater.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — “Do well by doing good” is the philosophy by which Penn State alumnus C. Frank Igwé guides his business. It is also the inspiration behind his recent $250,000 gift to the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST).
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recognized faculty and staff at its annual awards ceremony, held Dec. 14 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. Honorees were nominated by IST colleagues and selected by a review committee for their excellence in teaching, research and service.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ask Corey Wheeler to describe himself, and he’ll tell you he’s a solutions architect, a business and technology strategist, a future corporate leader — and a proud Penn Stater.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Keith and Lisa Hegner’s experiences at Penn State helped to equip them for success in their careers. Recently, they made a gift to help current and future students to enjoy similar opportunities and create their own paths in the field of information technology.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Last October, the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) opened a new engagement area for student organizations. Now, thanks to a recent gift from IST alumnus Nick Berardi and his wife, Melinda, the space will be converted into a versatile meeting and event center where students can unite, exchange ideas, learn collaboratively and participate in activities that enrich their educational journey.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The use of fact-checking services spikes during major news events. Fortunately, the fact checkers have generally agreed in their assessments of whether news claims are true or false, according to researchers from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST).
In their work, which appeared in the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review in October, the researchers studied the practices used by fact-checking organizations to assess the validity o...