Articles from April 2023

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Hourcade (CS | IGPI) & Demir (CEE | IGPI) "Chat: GPT" on West Side Story

UI faculty discuss ChatGPT with Iowa City West journalists, following this lede: "Write me a 1000-word essay analyzing the Hero’s Journey in “The Odyssey.” Can you explain meiosis to me in simple terms? Give me a programming function to loop through a file. How about writing a WSS article on the implications of ChatGPT?
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Four UIowaCS Students among Winners Sharing $125,000 at JPEC Spring 2023 Innovation Challenge

Friday, April 21, 2023
Iowa JPEC hosted the second phase of Innovation Challenge on April 10-11, awarding $225,000 during in 2022-23 to support innovation across campus. It is open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and incubator startups. The second phase of Innovation Challenge was a business model canvas pitch competition. 36 out of 57 UI businesses were selected as finalists. Awardees include: - second-place $3,000 winners Nader Rahhal (Economics | Computer Science), Andy Lou (CS), and Gautam Sharda (CS) for "Student Sublet" in Best Technology category; - Idea Stage $500 Awardee Diego Sanchez (Medical Informatics)

CS Faculty and Staff recognized by Graduating Class

Thursday, April 20, 2023
The full list of recognized faculty and staff included the following from the UI Computer Science Department:...
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Hourcade, Currin et al.: Story Carnival Research on the News

Monday, April 17, 2023
Several Eastern Iowa television news outfits recently visited Prof. Juan Pablo Hourcade and PhD student and collaborator Flannery Currin to discuss this ongoing research. Stay tuned for "Story Carnival" discussion on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa Thursday, April 20 at 10am!
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UIowaCS receives Career Impact Award as a "Highly Engaged Academic Department"

The Pomerantz Career Center has selected Computer Science as a recipient of a 2023 Career Impact Award in the category of Highly Engaged Academic Department!