Computer Science Leadership Blog

Understanding and Closing the Digital Divide

Dr. Alexander Tuzhilin, Dean of Computer Science

  In the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City, 38% of residents do not have home Internet service. In the rest of New York City, there are 29% of people without home Internet. This is a higher percentage than most people realize. When looking at other parts of the country, along…

What is Edge Computing? Retail’s Next Big Step.

Dr. Alexander Tuzhilin, Dean of Computer Science

  There’s an estimated 1.145 trillion MB of data created every day. Data has direct implications for businesses and business decisions, especially when it comes to retail settings and their ability to provide top-notch customer service.    During the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns caused brick-and-mortar stores to close for weeks or months at a time, pushing…

Light-Based Computing: Is the Future Already Here?

Dr. Alexander Tuzhilin, Dean of Computer Science

  Everywhere you look, electrons are hard at work to power the world with connection, communication, and creation.    Moore’s Law, which was initially a prediction made by Intel’s co-founder George Moore in 1965, purports that the number of transistors (binary switches that are the language of computing) in a microprocessor doubles roughly every two…

Internet of Things (IoT) and the Expedited Adoption of Medical Wearables

Dr. Alexander Tuzhilin, Dean of Computer Science

  IoT, or the Internet of Things refers to physical devices that connect to the Internet and share data. These digital devices have inundated the world at relatively affordable price points because wireless networks are ubiquitous and computer chips can be made more cost-effectively than ever before. Any digital product can be considered IoT once…

Creating Fair and Unbiased Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Alexander Tuzhilin, Dean of Computer Science

  Ample research has shown that humans are biased in many ways, from confirmation bias to gender bias and anchoring bias. Bias of any sort can be problematic, even when people don’t believe they fall prey to this way of thinking. Understanding and acknowledging various types of biases can help to root them out of…

Computer Science Innovation and COVID-19: Emerging Solutions

Dr. Alexander Tuzhilin, Dean of Computer Science

At every level, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on government, education, our ability to earn a living, and, of course, upon human health and wellness. Further, between bombast and misinformation, it’s easy to overlook the significant innovation of data and computer scientists in combatting the novel coronavirus.   The truth is that innovation abounds,…