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

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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! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kmblair . 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/)
43:34
November 21, 2020
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! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . https://emmatowlson.github.io/ . 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/)
39:16
November 12, 2020
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! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . Masters of Information Security and Privacy: https://science.ucalgary.ca/information-security/programs/misp . 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/)
45:30
November 5, 2020
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! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . 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 . 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/)
39:14
October 13, 2020
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? . 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/) .
59:28
October 3, 2020
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? . 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/  .
59:56
September 25, 2020
Recap Trailer
What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, bit by bit, and explain what the tech’s going on?  We hope everyone’s had a great summer so far, and that you’re excited for all the great things this fall semester has in store for us. If you’re a new listener here – welcome! If you’ve been with us before – thanks for tuning in again! We truly appreciate all your support, and hope you’ve enjoyed the show thus far. We’ll be back next week with some more regular programming, but we know a lot of the department is busy focusing on getting this new semester started ... so we wanted to take this week to re-introduce the show for those who are listening in for the first time. On the show so far, we’ve talked to UCalgary professors, and students (both graduate and undergraduate) to get the bottom line on each guest's story, what they do and what this means to you in your daily life. We explore all sorts of topics - from security and IOT with Majid Ghaderi, retro-games with John Aycock, and we also talk about what its like to intern at facebook with Zain Rizvi. We also like to keep up with what's going on in the world today. So we talk about things like zoombombing with Ryan Henry, and we also talk about the impact of the pandemic and online teaching with Leanne Wu Moving forward, we hope to continue shedding light on the UCalgary computer science community, as well as bring in some experts from the tech industry who may have their own perspectives to share! We hope you can come along with us on this journey. If you’re interested in seeing more tech content, check out our department instagram @uofc_cpsc. We also have a really cool feature on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary where you can leave us a voice message with your questions. If you do that, we might even feature you on future episodes of the podcast! Thanks again for listening – tune in next week for some more regular programming of What the Tech? Music: Pamgaea by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
04:01
September 11, 2020
Technologies for Teaching and Learning - D'Arcy Norman
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 D'Arcy Norman, manager of the Learning Technologies group in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, as well as a PhD candidate in the UCalgary Computational Media Design program. Today, we discuss what the tech is up with Ed-Tech (Educational Technologies), and how crucial technology is in the current landscape of teaching and learning.  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? . 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/) .
38:10
September 3, 2020
Relationship-based access control, and Interning at Facebook - Zain Rizvi
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 Zain Rizvi, a PhD student who has been very involved in the UCalgary community for over a decade. As you'll hear in this episode, Zain likes to keep real busy. Today we cover what the tech is up with relationship-based access controls, as well as what it's like to do an internship at facebook!  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? . 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/) . Other Resources: Email: szrrizvi@ucalgary.ca Email: szrrizvi@gmail.com Website: http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~szrrizvi/ LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/zain-rizvi-03351b91 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZainRRizvi Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJx23Rg_DS1cL3a1QQL63Kg Here at UCalgary Podcast: Website: https://anchor.fm/hereatucalgary Twitter: https://twitter.com/HereUCalgary Databases referenced in the episode: https://www.mongodb.com/ - https://neo4j.com/ - https://cassandra.apache.org/
36:59
August 27, 2020
Computer Science Undergraduate Society - Nadhif Satriana
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 Nadhif Satriana, a student in the UCalgary CPSC program and former President of the Computer Science Undergraduate Society, also known as CSUS. For any students at UCalgary wanting to connect with other people interested in tech, we explore why CSUS is something you want to be a part of. 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? . 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/) . Other Resources:
27:07
August 21, 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Jonathan Hudson
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 Jonathan Hudson, a new instructor in the UCalgary computer science department, who also completed his undergrad, Masters, and PhD in the same computer science department. Today, we find what the tech is up with artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how regularly we use it ... maybe without even knowing! 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? . 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/) . Other Resources:
33:28
August 15, 2020
CPSC x Business Dual Degree - Mohit Parmar
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 Mohit Parmar, a UCalgary student doing a dual degree in computer science and business. Today, we talk about Mohit’s journey with balancing both degrees, and why it could be beneficial for students to do a dual degree themselves. 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? . 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/) . Other Resources:
31:44
August 6, 2020
Contextual Privacy in Higher Education - Leanne Wu
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 Leanne Wu - an instructor, and a new member of the Communications and Outreach team at the UCalgary Computer Science department. Today, we find out what the tech is up with contextual privacy... more specifically, the interactions of privacy with students in higher education.  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? . 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/) . Other Resources:
38:08
July 30, 2020
Networks and Internet of Things - Majid Ghaderi
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 Majid Ghaderi - a professor at UCalgary who’s teaching and research focus on computer networks. Today, we learn the basics of networks. We also discuss what the tech is up with the internet of things, and how it spans from smart home usage, all the way to industrial applications.  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? . 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/) . Other Resources:
54:39
July 24, 2020
CPSC meets Entrepreneurship - Alex Todorovic
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 Alex Todorovic - a recent graduate of the CPSC program at UCalgary, and CEO of tech firm "99bits". In this episode, we dive into the intersection of entrepreneurship and computer science, and we learn why it’s important to understand both worlds. 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? . 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/) . Other Resources: 99bits.ca
33:22
July 16, 2020
Autonomous vehicles - Ashratuz Zavin Asha & Christopher Smith
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’re trying something new. We actually have two guests - Ashratuz Zavin Asha and Christopher Smith. They’re both students of Computer Science at UCalgary who have different research interests, but they recently teamed up to work on a project together. So in this episode, we find what the tech is up with autonomous vehicles, as well as how it affects pedestrians with reduced mobility. 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? . 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/) . Other Resources:
31:30
July 10, 2020
Thinking with Data - Nelson Wong
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? Our guest today is Nelson Wong, an undergraduate associate head at UCalgary who loves teaching about data. In this episode, we talk to Nelson about the basics of data, as well as how he's transitioned his very interactive class to an online-teaching system.  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? . 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/)  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/
26:20
July 2, 2020
Retro-games & Archaeogaming - John Aycock
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? Our guest today is John Aycock, an associate professor at UCalgary whose research focuses on security and retro-games. In this episode, we talk to John about the retro games he studies. We also cover what the tech is up with archaeo-gaming - an unexpected bridge between archaeoeology and computer science. 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? . 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/  . Other Resources: http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~aycock/
26:39
June 25, 2020
Privacy, Zoom-bombing, & Smart Homes - Ryan Henry
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 Ryan Henry, an assistant professor at the UCalgary Computer Science department whose main research focuses on applied cryptography. In our conversation with Ryan, we talk about the basics of privacy, and how it relates to Zoom and smart-home technology. 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? . 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/)  . Other Resources: Tech Trends 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om_gM49aed8 Ryan Henry on Blockchain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8JhqChNN_w
28:50
June 17, 2020
Security, WFH, & Contact Tracing - Joel Reardon
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 Joel Reardon, an assistant professor at the UCalgary Computer Science department whose main research focuses on security and privacy. In our conversation with Joel, we talk about the basics of security, how it relates to working from home, and the idea of contact tracing.  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?  . 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/ Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || 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/) Sneaky Adventure by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4383-sneaky-adventure || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
22:09
June 4, 2020
What the Tech? Trailer
Introducing ... What the Tech? 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 the show, we will be talking to professors, industry experts and other members of the computer science community to get the bottom line on each guest's story, what they do and what this means to you in your daily life. Our goal is to provide a place for a better understanding of what’s going on in the world of computer science. 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 our Anchor site anchor.fm/whatthetech-uofc to potentially get your questions featured on the show! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? So, without further ado, here’s What the Tech? Music:  Pamgaea by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
00:59
May 14, 2020