Students win top prize at Mobility Hackathon Chicago

Five master’s students in computer science won the top prize at Mobility Hackathon Chicago, sponsored by Bosch and KPMG. Their vision? A new way to capitalize on data in large cities by mounting sensors to public transportation vehicles—such as buses, trains, and share bikes—and analyzing the information in real time for the benefit of city agencies and the public.

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CS 377 Communication and Ethical Issues in Computing

Course snapshot: This course introduces students to the impact that computer science stands to have on global society—both positive and negative—and teaches students to effectively communicate their work in computing to the outside world. Ethical issues covered include privacy, intellectual property, and cybercrime; communication skills taught include visual argument development, delivery techniques, and other key elements of visual and verbal communication. Extensive computer use is required. (3 semester hours.)

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Vehicle Electronics and Systems Engineering is by far the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding student organization. From the bottom up, VESE is going to build an electric Society of Automotive Engineers car. Being able to be a part of such a project—on one of the most important subsystems, torque vectoring—is invaluable.

Krzysztof Gasienica-Bednarz  |  BS in Computer Science, Class of 2022

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