RITís Golisano College Examines "Daily War on the Internet"




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Computer science colloquia-series presentations scheduled


Rochester Institute of Technologyís computer science department in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences will host two presentations as part of its Colloquia series.

Andreas Borchert, visiting professor of computer science, will present "The Daily War on the Internet" on Jan. 29. He will give an overview on observation techniques, common attacks and the people and motivations behind attacks.

Donna Byron, adjunct professor, will present "Understanding Reference in Spoken Dialog" on Feb. 5. She will discuss natural language understanding and referring-expression resolution in new technology that uses language and graphical displays in dialogue between a computer and user.

Both presentations will be from 1 to 2 p.m. in room 1124 of the Lewis P. Ross Building.

Note: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and information technology and an undergraduate program in software engineering. The college is home to the universityís Information Technology Lab, which partners with industry in the development of innovative applications of emerging information technologies.

RIT was the first university to offer undergraduate degrees in information technology and software engineering and, in 1972, one of the first universities to offer an undergraduate degree in computer science.