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    The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. “We hope we’re wrong,” said Bryan Lewis, an […]

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    The recent news that hackers accessed celebri­ties’ cloud accounts and released their inti­mate photos online has prompted many to ques­tion the secu­rity of sen­si­tive data stored on people’s own smart­phones and in the cloud. Here, Wil Robertson, an assis­tant pro­fessor who holds joint appoint­ments in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence and the Depart­ment […]

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    North­eastern Uni­ver­sity last week con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of researchers for the 2014 Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Intel­li­gent Vir­tual Agents. The annual conference—which this year focused on health­care applications—is a leading sci­en­tific forum for pre­senting research on mod­eling, devel­oping, and eval­u­ating intel­li­gent vir­tual agents with a focus on com­mu­nica­tive abil­i­ties and social behavior. Intel­li­gent vir­tual agents, […]