"Semantic Technologies in IBM Watson” is a new course for UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics starting in spring 2014, and the University is one of only three in the country to offer it.
The class, which will cover text analytics with IBM Watson and its business applications, will be taught by Associate Professor Wlodek Zadrozny, who was a core member of the Watson team from 2008-12.
"Students will have an opportunity to build prototype projects using an important, emerging collection of technologies,” said Zadrozny. “In the process, they will also learn scalable techniques of text mining, data mining, information retrieval and machine learning."
The Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation raised a record $191,000 at its 10th annual "Let Me Play" luncheon to surpass its goal and eclipse the $1 million mark overall in monies raised.
The "Let Me Play" Luncheon was held at the Charlotte Convention Center and attracted many of Charlotte’s most accomplished female corporate and community leaders. The event, conceived by Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose, is designed to mobilize influential women in the Charlotte area in support of women’s athletics and share with them the importance athletic participation can play in the development of young women.
"I wanted the attendees to understand the character building and leadership development skills that were taking place while student-athletes were preparing for their athletic and academic endeavors," said Rose. "I want them to know that we’re preparing young women to be tomorrow’s leaders."