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CS Underwater

Yesterday's GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper serving The George Washington University community in downtown Washington, D.C. carried an interesting article about the link between the university's Computer Science Department and the U.S. Olympic swim team.

Author Leah Carliner describes an application developed by Professor James Hahn, Chair of the Computer Science Department and graduate students Samir Roy and Jean Honorio that captures a swimmer's movement underwater in three dimensions. This application allows swimmers and their coaches to observe every motion made underwater in order to improve strokes.

While it is not long on technical details, this article provides a nice link between computer science research and practical applications in the real world that might be of interest to students.

Making the connection between impending Olympic fever and computer science may be a good way to demonstrate that there is more to computer science than videogames.

Check out Carliner's article and let us know what you think!

Chris Stephenson
Executive Director

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