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A podcast powered by the Computer Science Department at UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, bit by bit, and explain What the Tech is going on?!

What the Tech? UCalgary Department of Computer Science

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A podcast powered by the Computer Science Department at UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, bit by bit, and explain What the Tech is going on?!

    Art, Arduino, & Algorithms - Kath Blair

    Art, Arduino, & Algorithms - Kath Blair

    What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?

    On this episode, we talk to Kath Blair - a PhD student in the computational media design program here at UCalgary. Today, we cover how Kath uses tech as a creative medium to get people thinking about the impact of algorithms in day to day life. We also talk about CMDSA and the science takeover.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!

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    https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kmblair

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    Music:

    Intro / Outro

    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Background

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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    • 43 min
    Network (Neuro)Science - Emma Towlson

    Network (Neuro)Science - Emma Towlson

    What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?

    Today, we talk to Emma Towlson, a network neuroscientist and new assistant professor in the computer science department at UCalgary. Her research focuses on investigating the organizational principles of brain networks. In this episode, we cover all the different applications of network science, and how understanding these principles can help us fix major world problems.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!

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    https://emmatowlson.github.io/

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    Music:

    Intro / Outro

    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Background

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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    • 39 min
    Cryptography and A New Graduate Program - Mike Jacobson

    Cryptography and A New Graduate Program - Mike Jacobson

    What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?

    In this episode we talk to Michael Jacobson, a professor and the new director of the Masters of Information Security and Privacy program here at Ucalgary. Today, we find what the tech is up with cryptography and computational number theory. We also decode this new graduate program for anyone interested in going into information security. 

    If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!

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    Masters of Information Security and Privacy:

    https://science.ucalgary.ca/information-security/programs/misp

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    Music:

    Intro / Outro

    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Background

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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    • 45 min
    Video Games, AI, and Why You Should Study Both - Richard Zhao

    Video Games, AI, and Why You Should Study Both - Richard Zhao

    What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?

    In this episode, we talk to Richard Zhao - a new professor at UCalgary who’s research focuses on video games. Today, we find what the tech is up with the AI in these games, and we talk about concepts like player adaptation, reinforcement learning, and the potential future of video games with VR. Without further ado, please welcome our guest, Richard Zhao

    If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!

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    Undergraduate concentration on Computer Game Design

    https://science.ucalgary.ca/computer-science/future-students/undergraduate/programs/computer-game-design

    Game Production One-Week Intensive Course:

    https://science.ucalgary.ca/future-students/professional-programs/game-production

    Information about the future Game Production professional graduate program will be available here:

    https://science.ucalgary.ca/future-students/professional-programs

    Website: http://richardzhao.com/

    Email:  richard.zhao1 (at) ucalgary.ca

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Richard_Zhao

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    Music:

    Intro / Outro

    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Background

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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    • 39 min
    From Theatre to Tech, & How Games Can Prevent COVID - Owen Brierley

    From Theatre to Tech, & How Games Can Prevent COVID - Owen Brierley

    What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?

    In this episode, we talk to Owen Brierley, a PhD student in the the computational media design program at UCalgary. His story starts off in a bit of a different place than most of our previous guests, and his journey includes a variety of really cool experiences that has led him to some very interesting research relating to games, simulations, and how it might just help scientists predict and prevent COVID-19 spreading events. 

    If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!

    Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on?

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    Music:

    Intro / Outro

    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Background

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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    • 59 min
    The one with the clubs - Game Design Club, Computer Science Undergraduate Society, and Information Security Club

    The one with the clubs - Game Design Club, Computer Science Undergraduate Society, and Information Security Club

    What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?

    This week we’re switching it up with an episode showcasing some of the computer science clubs at UCalgary. We’ll go through what the clubs are about, and why you should consider joining them if you’re a student here at UCalgary. First up we have Oliver Morrish from Game Design Club, followed by Andrew Barnett from Computer Science Undergraduate Society, and finally we have Jeremy Stuart and Emily Baird from the Information Security Club.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!

    Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on?

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    Music:

    Intro / Outro

    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Background

    Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

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    • 59 min

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