Part frenzied study session and part late night party, the annual Introduction to Computer Science (CS50) hackathon drew hundreds of students for a 12-hour coding marathon.
Held in the Harvard Innovation Labs from Nov. 30 through the early morning hours of Dec. 1, the hackathon brought together students, teaching staff, and a production crew who filmed the fast-paced event.
While growing up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Mandela Patrick thought attending Harvard University was an unattainable dream. Now poised to graduate this spring, Patrick has achieved another once-remote academic aspiration—he earned the 2018 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Jelani Nelson, Assistant Professor Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
If Hollywood is to be believed, there are two kinds of robots, the friendly and helpful BB-8s, and the sinister and deadly T-1000s. Few would suggest that “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” or “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” are scientifically accurate, but the two popular films beg the question, “Do humans place too much trust in robots?”
A team of students from Harvard University won third prize in the 40th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.