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What is the Metaverse?

By: Dr. Elham Mousavidin From the Digital Assets to the Metaverse Would you pay $4,000 for a digital Gucci bag? That is, for a bag that you cannot actually carry, but can only own as an image on a computer?  It is hard to believe, but in May 2021 someone actually did that.  The digital…

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How to Succeed in the Cameron School of Business: An Insider’s Scoop

Whether a student is a first generation college student or comes from a long line of college graduates, college can be a new world of experiences and challenges for students.  Many times students aren’t aware of the skills, behaviors, and habits that can make or break their academic career. The Cameron School of Business is…

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Spread Spectrum

Spread spectrum is probably today’s most important wireless networking protocol.  As unlikely as it might seem, a 26-year-old Hollywood movie star, a screen siren named Miss Hedy Lamarr, invented spread spectrum.  In 1942 during World War II, she and a partner (who was a music composer and producer) received a US patent (#2,292,387) for inventing…

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A Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea students during Emarkation Day on the MV Explorer cruise ship. Photo courtesy of Semester at Sea

Introduction.  I am currently enjoying a Visiting Professor appointment with the University of Virginia, teaching three courses with that university’s Semester at Sea program.  The Institute for Shipboard Education owns a cruise ship and contracts with UVA to provide curriculum and faculty for this study abroad experience. The MV Explorer has been converted it into…

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How Much Data is BIG Data?

Big Data

A Fair Question.  Everyone in business is talking about Big Data, but the term is impenetrably, wonderfully vague in common use.  Certainly, it means dealing with large amounts of data, but businesses have been struggling with processing large amounts of data for eons.  The current emphasis on ‘Big data’ has to be more than just…

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