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November 07, 2018
Joshua Seth Hunt grew up knowing he carried the namesake of his great granduncle, Moroni Seth McConkie, who was killed in a French train accident while serving in World War I.
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August 19, 2018
You know the green lock in the corner of your browser? That symbol represents thousands of lines of code program developers went through to encrypt your data so an attacker cannot read or modify it. The software used to make your Web communication secure is notoriously hard for developers to use, but a BYU team developed a new system that cuts the thousands of lines of code down to just a few.
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June 14, 2018
With their genre-bending "Beat Boxers," BYU animation students take the top prize at E3's College Game Competition.  

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April 12, 2018
A team of computer science students is one of eight selected to compete in Amazon’s Alexa Prize Challenge. They were given a $250,000 grant and tasked with programming a bot who can hold a conversation on a range of popular topics.

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January 19, 2018
BYU researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise — and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

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September 19, 2017
A team of BYU computer scientists is teaching artificial intelligence agents how to interact with the world in a way that makes sense.

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August 10, 2017
Researchers at BYU have learned that most users of popular messaging apps are leaving themselves exposed to hacking and fraud because they aren’t using important security options.

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May 01, 2017
Three BYU professors recently received Career Awards: the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

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March 27, 2017
You’ve tried it all: spreadsheets, software, the envelope system. And despite your best efforts, it seems like every month you blow your budget. One BYU student wants you to give it one more shot, using his budgeting app.

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June 21, 2016
What you sculpt is what you get.

A new method of 3D printing created by Computer Science Professors Michael Jones and Kevin Seppi removes the amount of skill required to design an object for 3D printing.

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May 25, 2016
When it comes to email security, sending an email is more similar to sending a postcard than a letter in a sealed envelope. A team of BYU computer scientists were honored for their research to make encrypting email easier.

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April 26, 2016
BYU researchers were inspired by Mother Nature in their quest to design movement patterns for a small army of robots. The computer scientists programmed the robots to mimic flocks of birds and schools of fish.

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January 07, 2016
A team of computer scientists at BYU looking for a better way to assemble DNA sequences was successful in more ways than one. 

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October 14, 2015
Computer science professor Thomas Sederberg has been designated a "Highly Cited Researcher," earning a ranking among the top 1 percent most cited of all publishing scholars in his field.

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