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The Conversation: Why we should not know our own passwords

Elon Computing Sciences Professor Megan Squire writes about the technology behind protecting digital privacy. 

Vint Cerf: We're only in the "early days" of artificial intelligence

The Internet and technology pioneer spent the day at Elon on Sept. 30 and was awarded the inaugural Imagining the Internet Areté Medallion. 

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf offers optimistic view of the evolution of technology at Elon Q&A

Google's chief Internet evangelist, known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," talked with Elon students, faculty and staff about the impact of technology on modern life. 

Computing sciences professor helps reveal hidden patterns with new book on data mining

It's the second book for PACKT Publishing for Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences. 

Computing sciences professor teaches courses to Fidelity LEAP program

The program takes place at a major IT technical center operated by Fidelity in Research Triangle Park. 

Daniel Schneider '16, Scott Spurlock and Megan Squire publish research at international conference

Their research appears in the proceedings of OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, held in Berlin, Germany.


On the defense

For more than a decade, John Marshall ’01 has channeled his Elon experience to protect the United States from cyber attacks.

Megan Squire wins Best Paper award

The professor of computing sciences won the "Best Data Showcase Award" at the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories for her paper and longitudinal data set about software developers who use the Ruby programming language.

Elon's 2016 retirees recognized

President Emeritus Earl J. Danieley, who has given Elon 70 years of service, is among 19 faculty and staff members retiring this year.

Duke Hutchings, Megan Squire present and publish at premier computer science education conference

Drs. Hutchings and Squire published "VisMap: Exploratory Visualization Support for Introductory Data Science and Visualization" in the proceedings of The ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Hutchings presented the work at the conference on March 3, 2016, in Memphis.

Five professors named Sustainability Faculty Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps Elon University faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Scott Spurlock Wins Best Conference Paper Award at International Conference

The assistant professor of computing sciences collaborated with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on the work presented at the International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras.

'Engaged learning' focus of Elon teaching conference

The 12th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference at Elon University encouraged hundreds of professors from across the nation to seek creative approaches to educating their students.

Five professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows

A grant from the Coleman Foundation will support the fellows' efforts to encourage entrepreneurship at Elon.

Dave Powell presents paper at FECS 2015 conference
Dave Powell presented a paper co-authored with Joel Hollingsworth titled "Improving a Computer Science I Course with Flipped Instruction and Faculty Guides" at The 2015 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering held from July 27-30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


'Clean Data' offers clear guidance for data scientists

It takes patience to correct misspelled words, convert file formats and remove incomplete records when analyzing large amounts of information contained in databases and spreadsheets. A new book by Elon University Professor Megan Squire helps to make such tasks easier.

Elon alumni celebrate impact of information science major

Offered by the Department of Computing Sciences, the information science program has earned praise from graduates who are advancing their careers or pursuing graduate degrees using concepts honed at Elon University.

Megan Squire publishes at International Conference on Software Engineering

This article appears in the proceedings of the IEEE 37th International Conference on Software Engineering.

Megan Squire and Amber Smith '14 publish article

Their article appears in the edited volume "Open Source Systems: Adoption and Impact" following the 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems held in Florence, Italy

Three College of Arts & Sciences distinguished alumni recognized

Peter Lindstrom ’94, Julie Dyke Ford ’95 and Christopher Nave ’04 received the 2015 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during a special April 30 ceremony.

Megan Squire, Rebecca Gazda '15 publish paper at international systems science conference
The paper is on how the open source software community of developers uses insults, double entendres, and gender-based stereotypes in their workplace dialogue.


Six faculty members named Sustainability Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Megan Squire serves on 'women in technology' panel for All Things Open conference

Six female leaders in technology discuss the under-representation of women in technical roles, and what can be done to encourage participation by women

Elon awarded National Science Foundation grant

Megan Squire in the Department of Computing Sciences is the principal investigator for a three-year, $240,028 grant.

Pixels or paper? Lumen Scholar examines the classroom value to both

As a growing number of grade schools complement traditional textbooks with computer tablets, senior Jeff Stern is using a top Elon University award to research the way children retain information from the two types of media.

Google expert gives tips on Internet searching

Daniel M. Russell, über tech lead for Google Search Quality & User Happiness, encouraged School of Communications students to stay on top of changes to search engine technology as he offered advice for delving deeper into online queries.

'Hour of Code' cultivates youth interest in computer science

Elon University students in a Winter Term "Burst the Bubble" course welcomed local children and their parents to campus in late January for activities that exposed youth to the academic and career possibilities of programming and software design.

Megan Squire, Christian Funkhouser '10 publish papers at international systems science conference

The first paper is on the new tools and artifacts used to study software development empirically, while the second paper describes how to use text mining techniques on the StackOverflow software development website.

Megan Squire publishes article at international replication conference

The article presents an infrastructure for the replicable study of email archives.

Apple co-founder: 'You can’t stop the steamroller of technology change'

In a Thursday afternoon forum, Steve Wozniak fielded questions from an Elon University community fascinated by his views on technology, Steve Jobs and the way the personal computer he invented four decades ago revolutionized the world.