Academic Program

Training the next generation of brilliant developers in Colombia

Intel® Software Academic Program's Michael Smith recently completed an assignment with the Universitaria de Investigación y Desarrollo (UDI) in Bucaramanga, Colombia as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. The goal of his visit was to establish research and education collaborations in high performance computing, perceptual computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). During his stay, he introduced new courses to the computer science and engineering programs utilizing the Galileo Board and Intel® RealSense™ technology.

Spotlight on Intel® University Games Showcase at GDC

At GDC 2014 this past March, Intel debuted the inaugural “Intel® University Games Showcase”, an event focusing on outstanding student game projects from universities all over the United States. 12 student project teams from nine different universities were on deck to demo their games in just nine short minutes, with the goal of winning the award for either “Best Gameplay” or “Best Visual Quality”. 


The Internet of Things will overtake you only if you let it

By 2020, billions of smart things will be connected to the internet and each of us will have at least 6 smart, connected things.  This things may have ability to easily monitor and learn about us.  But this information about us can be used to make our lives better if devices can work together to give us what we want when we want it.  For example, if informed by my calendar, my coffee pot can start preparing coffee when and how strong I need it.  Already smart devices can act independently on our behalf when they sense our presence, turning on and off lights or adjusting heating and cooling

Speculative Parallel DFA Membership Tests

In a recent paper published in the International Journal of Parallel Programming, Yousun Ko, Minyoung Jung, Yo-Sub Han and Bernd Burgstaller presented techniques to parallelize memberships tests for Deteministic Finite Automata (DFAs). With the use of the Intel Academic Program Manycore Testing Lab, the team was able to conduct experiments to drive research conclusions.


MWC 2014 and the Internet of Things Hackathon

On the same day that we announced the launch of our new IoT developer program at Mobile World Congress, we kicked off two sets of hackathons in Barcelona. With fifty developers each day,each with an Intel(r) Galileo board,  a live USB, a wifi adapter, a set of cables and some sensors this was a pilot for the series of twenty IoT hackathons being planned for later in the year.

Student Hackathon in a Box


These events can show non-coders new potential, teach effective software development practices, help students acquire specific technology and interpersonal skills, and bridge the gap between academia and the real world.  In school, you learn and then apply; in the real world, you have to apply without learning.  These events help participants “learn how to learn,” learning through application.

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