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Walter E. Wilson
January 29, 2018

RICHLAND, Wash. – Walter E. Wilson, who taught computing and retired WSU Tri-Cities, died Jan. 7, 2018 after battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge
August 16, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.

Big-data computer will facilitate research, collaboration
April 27, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently cut the ribbon on a high-performance computer, heralding a new era of gleaning insights from large and unwieldy masses of data.

Ask Dr. Universe: What is a microchip and how does it work?
June 9, 2015

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Microchips are smaller than your fingernail and packed with itty-bitty electronic parts. These parts are hundreds of times thinner than the hairs on your head, but sometimes you’ve got to think small to think big.

April 30: WSU’s research computing to go condo
April 21, 2015

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – With the acquisition this month of a $1.2 million high-performance computer, Washington State University’s research computing is going condo.

Knowledge transfer: Computers teach each other Pac-Man
March 27, 2014

MatthewTaylorPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers in Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact.

HRS training at your convenience
November 7, 2008

If you miss a professional development session coordinated by Human Resource Services, there’s a good chance you can view the video on your computer at your convenience.

 

HRS coordinates nearly 400 professional development workshops each year. More than one-third are provided in collaboration with AMS/WECN videoconferencing services.

 

Employees outside Pullman can participate via live, interactive videoconference connections. Find the schedule ONLINE @ www.hrs.wsu.edu/Videoconferenced%20Training%20Schedule. To view an earlier recorded session, go ONLINE @ www.hrs.wsu.edu/Video+Streamed+Training.

Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents.


Operating Budget

• Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000
The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …

Prof’s expertise gives new life
October 1, 2007

Brett Atwood, clinical professor of journalism, knew he was in an alternate universe when he showed up to interview for a consulting job last spring and got teleported to an undisclosed and secure location.

Well, he didn’t get teleported; his avatar, or online persona, in Second Life, an online 3-D digital world with 9 million registered users and counting, got teleported.

Appropriately dressed in a business suit and tie that Atwood had purchased in Second Life for the occasion, his avatar swooshed through cyberspace and joined three or four Second Life executives in a digitally created conference room for … » More …