Jenna Jordan, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "and Aaron Mannes, of the University of Maryland, have separately reviewed dozens of past campaigns by governments to destroy terrorist organizations and found that culling leaders works in some instances—especially when terrorist groups are young and small—but not in others," reports The New Yorker.
Lauren Klein received the prestigious NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant to support the development of a web based tool for the visual exploration of the themes that recur across an archive, based on the text analysis technique of topic modeling combined with the archive's related metadata. A digitized archive of 19th century abolitionist newspapers will serve as the initial test case.
In a paradigm-breaking approach, Intel has announced a new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing (ISTC-Social) involving the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts as a research partner supported by $1.625 million in funding. Intel’s commitment affirms liberal arts-based research as a leading edge for third-wave computing.
Valerie Thomas visited with U.S. congressional members from Georgia last week, advocating for federal funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and energy research.
Aaron Levine, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, has received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a particularly notable achievement for faculty working in the social sciences.
Douglas Flamming, professor in the Ivan Allen College School of History, Technology, and Society has been honored with two prestigious awards that recognize his prowess in both scholarship and in teaching.
Tyler "TJ" Kaplan, a fourth year undergraduate student in the School of Public Policy, has been awarded the Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship.