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PaperRobot is an AI-enabled knowledge discovery framework that summarizes important information that aids in decision making.
May 06, 2020
Professors Madhusudan Parthasarathy and Lin Ren (with V.N. Venkatakrishnan at the Univerity of Illinois at Chicago) present ConTraIL, a decentralized contract tracing architecture that safeguards users' privacy and resilient to a variety of security attacks.
Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson argues that the state of Illinois needs a bottom-up approach to enhance and enforce public health protocols.
Four projects that “reveal the patterns and insights that can help you make sense of the latest COVID-19 statistics” include Associate Teaching Professor Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider's interactive visualizations.
Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the need to balance air system security with public health security and proposes incremental modifications to airport security protocols.
Professor Tarek Abdelzaher has modified information propagation models to make predictions about COVID-19's spread.
University communities could see a spike in COVID-19 cases when students return to campus. Professors Sheldon H. Jacobson and Janet A. Jokela discuss the risks and implications.
Professor Tandy Warnow is co-chief scientist for the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute, a consortium of leading scientists, researchers, innovators, and executives from academia and industry. The deadline for researchers to apply for funding to fight COVID-19 is May 1.
Vox -- Coronavirus scammers are sending fake emails from real domains. Assistant Professor Gang Wang explains why email authentication systems have low adoption rates.
April 2, 2020
The Verge -- This list of six of the best sites illustrating coronavirus data includes Teaching Associate Professor Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider's interactive visualizations.
Airports should not abandon security measures, but should reduce risk to passengers and TSA screeners alike by spreading people out among all available security lanes, says Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson.
Chaired by Thomas M. Siebel, a new research consortium has the goal of using AI to scale digital transformation. Also see the story in The New York Times.
The use of avatar robots would allow medical professionals to reduce the amount of face-to-face contact and could slow the spread of future pandemics.
NBC News -- PhD student Rick Barber has helped to make Reddit's fast-growing conronavirus community a destination for information-seekers.