LSU named Amazon partner, computer science professor improves smartphone security | Business News

LSU named Amazon partner, computer science professor improves smartphone security | Business News

Ameco opens Prairieville location

Ameco, a construction and maintenance service company, has opened an operations center in Prairieville.

The location at 15089 Airline Highway will support capital construction, operations and maintenance, shutdown and turnaround and disaster relief efforts to engineering, procurement and construction contractors.

Ameco said it is currently working on capital construction projects worth $12 billion from the new facility. The location has 8,000 square feet of office and warehouse space on 6.5 acres.

LSU selected by Amazon as education partner

LSU has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing hourly employees that live in Louisiana and work for the company access to online and on-campus bachelor’s degrees and short-form college credit certificates.

The university expects to offer degrees and college credit certificates to Amazon employees through LSU, LSU Shreveport, LSU Eunice and LSU Alexandria.

The career choice program allows employees to learn new skills. In the U.S., Amazon is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.

For information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit

Red Stick Social expands hours, announces new management

After cutting back hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Stick Social is back to operating seven days a week.

The Government Street business offers bowling, live music, private event space, food and drinks spread across five levels.

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The business has a new senior management team.

Michael Hueffer is general manager. The Baton Rouge native has more than 30 years of high-volume service industry and hospitality management experience.

Derrick Milton, executive chef, is another Baton Rouge native. He has more than 25 years of culinary experience

Julie Ybarra, acting sales director, has more than 20 years of corporate and event sales and management experience.

Later this month, Red Stick Social will begin improvements and upgrades to its outdoor green space including the installation of a large, permanent outdoor stage and all-weather artificial surface to replace the existing temporary stage and grass surface. Further planned improvements to the outdoor space include the addition of a container bar, shade structures and seating. Interior improvements are also planned to enhance food and beverage offerings along with expanded private event and entertainment space.

LSU computer science professor studies smartphone security

Chen Wang, an assistant professor of computer science at LSU, is working on a gripping-hand verification method that ensures the correct user is holding a smartphone before displaying potentially sensitive content, such as incoming calls, emails or app notifications.

Wang is working with third-year doctoral student Long Huang on the security measures.

When a notification tone is played, the phone’s mic records the sound. An AI-based algorithm processes the sound and extracts biometric features to match with the user’s feature profile, or recorded hand grip. If there is a match, the verification is successful, and the notification preview is displayed on the screen. 

Because music sounds are signals, they can

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LSU AgCenter professor arrested soon after little one porn allegedly uncovered on laptop

LSU AgCenter professor arrested soon after little one porn allegedly uncovered on laptop

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – An LSU professor has been placed on administrative leave after staying arrested in relationship with quite a few fees, together with pornography involving juveniles, possession of cannabis, and sexual abuse of an animal.

According to arrest documents, LSUPD was contacted by the LSU Ag Heart stating that its IT division found data files on an LSU pc issued to Gerald Myers that they thought might incorporate kid pornography.

Right after investigating, officials reportedly located documents with names that have been alarming.

Police performed a 2nd search and reportedly observed a lot more than 50 further data files that seemed pornographic in mother nature, arrest information clearly show.

LSU IT also mentioned its look for indicated an external hard drive was related to the laptop and the data files have been probably transferred to it.

According to arrest records, simply because the materials can be easily transferred and saved on various gadgets, LSU detectives received research warrants for Sturgis Hall and Myers’ business office, as perfectly as requests to search Myers’ home and car for digital equipment that could possibly have child pornography.

Law enforcement said detectives searched Sturgis Hall on Friday, Dec. 10, situated Myers, and detained him. On exploring the office, an external challenging push was uncovered, police additional.

Investigators allegedly found 100 data files they believe to be movies of pornography involving juveniles, some of which have been found by agents in earlier investigations. They also reportedly found video clips of animals currently being engaged in sexual intercourse with human beings.

Law enforcement stated investigators also observed a modest jar of suspected marijuana in Myers’ car or truck, which was parked outside of Sturgis Hall.

A number of research warrants were being executed in St. Gabriel and New Orleans. Charges are pending in these spots as very well, in accordance to police.

A spokesman with LSU has confirmed Gerald Myers was employed in 1994.

LSU unveiled the adhering to assertion on the matter:

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