IIT Roorkee To Launch Online Certification Course In Cloud Computing, Data Science, Software Development

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IIT Roorkee to launch online certification course New Delhi: The Electronics and ICT Academy (E and ICT) of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has signed a memorandum of understanding with a edutech company named ‘Great Learning’ to launch an online certification course in software development, cloud computing and data science. ...

Computer science degree concentrations explained

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Computer science is among the most lucrative fields of study today. The average starting salary for a computer science graduate is more than US$68,000. Demand for skilled computer scientists is expected to rise in new and emerging fields including artificial intelligence, data science, cloud computing, and analytics — just to name a few. Having a degree in this field will provide you with a deep understanding of theories and emerging technologies. This knowledge and experience will allow you to develop cutting-edge solutions that address today’s challenges. Here are five concentrations students can choose from when taking on a degree in computer science.   Big Data The era of Big Data has ushered in a host of exciting opportunities for computer scientists. You will study both advanced computational and analytic tools such as data mining,...

Science Made Simple: What Is Quantum Computing?

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By U.S. Department of Energy April 21, 2021 DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is using a sophisticated cooling system to keep qubits – the heart of quantum computers – cold enough for scientists to study them for use in quantum computers. Credit: Image courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Quantum computing may revolutionize our ability to solve problems that are hard to address with even the largest supercomputers. Quantum computers consist of quantum bits, or “qubits.” These qubits play a similar role to the bits in today’s digital computers. However, the laws of quantum mechanics allow qubits to encode exponentially more information than bits. By manipulating information stored in these qubits, scientists can quickly produce high-quality solutions to difficult problems. Scientists have demonstrated these...

ACM Issues Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula

ACM Issues Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula
Recognizing the explosive growth of data science as a field, as well as the demand for data science training at the undergraduate level, a Data Science Task Force convened by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Education Board recently released “Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula.” The ACM report seeks to define what the computing/computational contributions are to this new field, as well as to provide guidance on computing-specific competencies in data science for departments offering such programs of study at the undergraduate level. “This seemed like the perfect time for the computing community to define our field’s contributions to a well-rounded data science curriculum,” remarked Paul Leidig, Professor, Grand Valley State University and Co-chair, ACM Data Science Task Force. “Data science is...

Opinion: Quantum computers’ power will remake competition in industries from technology to finance

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Quantum computers, once fully scaled, could lead to breakthroughs on many fronts — medicine, finance, architecture, logistics. First, it’s important to understand why quantum computers are superior to the conventional ones we’ve been using for years: In conventional electronic devices, memory consists of bits with only one value, either 0 or 1. In quantum computing, a quantum bit (qubit) exhibits both values in varying degrees at the same time. This is called quantum superposition. These ubiquitous states of each qubit are then used in complex calculations, which read like regular bits: 0 and 1. Since qubits can store more information than regular bits, this also means quantum computers are capable of processing greater quantities of information. Having four bits enables 16 possibilities, but only one at a time. Four qubits in...