Natural Science

Interrogating AI

COMPUTER SCIENCE, DATA SCIENCE - Artificial intelligence can predict disasters and detect fine art forgeries. But can it help students learn what they need to succeed in a rapidly changing workplace—and at what cost?

Battling to Learn

COMPUTER SCIENCE - Robotics champion and international women's education advocate Saghar Salehi escaped a certain death in Afghanistan to continue her fight for Afghan women’s rights as a computer science major at the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Hacking the Job Market

COMPUTER SCIENCE - Cybersecurity jobs to protect users and companies from hackers are in growing demand, and a new undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences is training students to fill that role. Launched in the fall of 2023, the cybersecurity major combines rigorous courses and hands-on fieldwork with the aim of preparing students to hit the ground running in a cybersecurity career.

State’s three largest universities form joint cybersecurity center

COMPUTER SCIENCE and CYBERSECURITY - Cybersecurity experts from the state’s three largest research universities — University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State — have joined together to launch the Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, with the goal of improving Oregon’s resilience to cyberattacks. It was created by the passage of House Bill 2049, which was signed into law by Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek in July.