Q&A: How AI can help people be more empathetic about mental health

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington studied how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife, where people give each other mental health support. The researchers developed an AI system that suggested changes to participants’ responses to make them more empathetic. The best responses resulted from a collaboration between AI and people.

New Web Tracking Technique is Bypassing Privacy Protections

Two years ago, several browsers that prioritize user privacy — including Safari, Firefox, and Brave — began to block third-party cookies for all users by default. Advertisers have responded by pioneering a new method for tracking users across the Web, known as user ID (or UID) smuggling, which does not require third-party cookies. But no one knew exactly how often this method was used to track people on the Internet.

5 big strides from Argonne towards nuclear energy’s future

Nuclear energy is an exciting carbon-free energy source. Recent work at Argonne National Laboratory shows how nuclear energy can improve and why it is such an enticing resource in the fight against climate change.

DOE grants will help advance AI techniques to address data challenges

Argonne scientists have received two high-profile grants from the U.S. Department of Energy that will help scientists at the U.S. National Laboratories take advantage of the latest developments in machine learning technology.

From ‘distress’ to ‘unscathed’ — mental health of UW students during spring 2020

To understand how the UW’s transition to online-only classes affected college students’ mental health in the spring of 2020, UW researchers surveyed 147 UW undergraduates over the 2020 spring quarter.

Helping companies use high-performance computing to improve U.S. manufacturing

Argonne is helping U.S. companies solve pressing manufacturing challenges through an innovative program that provides access to Argonne’s world-class computing resources and technical expertise.

The high-tech evolution of scientific computing: A slight return

To leverage emerging computing capabilities and prepare for future exascale systems, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is expanding its scope beyond traditional simulation-based research to include data science and machine learning approaches.

Active learning accelerates redox-flow battery discovery

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, researchers are accelerating the hunt for the best possible battery components by employing artificial intelligence.

Scientists use reinforcement learning to train quantum algorithm

Scientists are investigating how to equip quantum computers with artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches.

Argonne offers mentorship and resources to students in Department of Energy-sponsored graduate student research

As part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, 62 graduate students were chosen to conduct thesis research across the national laboratory complex, including 12 students at Argonne.

Teamwork Triumphs at 2020 Illinois Regional Middle School Science Bowl

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Educational Programs and Outreach hosted the 2020 Illinois Regional Science Bowl Competition, where 15 different schools competed in trivia across a wide range of STEM topics.

University of Toledo engineering students as future STEM leaders

On Monday, January 13, engineering students from the University of Toledo’s Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leaderships Institute (ELI) visited Argonne National Laboratory to prepare themselves for the leadership challenges facing engineers.

Chicago Public School students go beyond coding and explore artificial intelligence with Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory’s Educational Programs and Outreach department hosted Computer Science for All — Coding and Beyond, in December as a part of the Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago initiative.

Argonne leads award-winning collaboration with Kairos Power that unveils new simulation of nuclear power plants

Argonne scientists won a 2019 R&D 100 award for collaborating with Kairos Power to create software that simulates entire nuclear power plants.

Case School of Engineering creates new Computer & Data Sciences Department

Case Western Reserve University has launched a new Computer & Data Sciences Department in the Case School of Engineering (CSE) and announced the Kevin J. Kranzusch Professorship, which will be held by the future chair of the new department.

The new department was made possible primarily with a $5 million gift from Kranzusch, a CSE alumnus, who said a spike in computer sciences enrollment, coupled with the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), inspired him to make the commitment.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County wins DOE’s 2019 CyberForce Competition™

After a long suspenseful day, University of Maryland, Baltimore County earned the top spot as national winner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition.