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The NIPS Experiment
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The NIPS Experiment

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process twice, with results compared...

Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
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Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)

Some musings on practices that can help create a positive educational environment for all students in a class.

Recommended SF Reading for Computer Scientists
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Recommended SF Reading for Computer Scientists

Courtesy of a SIGCSE 2014 BOF, here are some SF books containing themes of special interest to computer scientists.

Why the 'Data Lake' is Really a 'Data Swamp'
From BLOG@CACM

Why the 'Data Lake' is Really a 'Data Swamp'

The notion of putting all one's data into a "data lake" to encourage employees to run analytics has a serious flaw.

The Role of Tech Firms in Computing Education
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The Role of Tech Firms in Computing Education

Computing education can't be about jobs. It has to be about schools to reach everyone.

 Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
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Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?

Why is our community having such an anemic response to all of these major data breaches? What can we do differently? What should we be doing differently?

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
From BLOG@CACM

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by humans to develop and maintain fast-running programs...

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
From BLOG@CACM

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly

A rethinking of how best to analyze data on women's undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while mitigating risks.

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
From BLOG@CACM

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters

As managers and practitioners in the HPC community part of our responsibility is to make sure that everyone we come into professional contact with appreciates how...

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
From BLOG@CACM

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14

Steadily growing chips, systems, and application parallelism are driving the movement of data across larger distances in systems, and data locality is becoming...

HPC for Undergraduates
From BLOG@CACM

HPC for Undergraduates

At SC14, graduate students mentor undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to high performance computing.

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report
From BLOG@CACM

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report

Was the Internet communication really invented exclusively for humans, or do you think your cat should join your weekend teleconference?

The Toy Aisle Matters More Than Ever: Girls and Computing
From BLOG@CACM

The Toy Aisle Matters More Than Ever: Girls and Computing

A look at the toy aisle and the message it sends girls (and boys), from the 1970s to today. 

Why Does HPC Matter?
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Why Does HPC Matter?

SC14 launched this year’s gala with a new plenary session to highlight the advancements that HPC enables in everything from soap to safer cars to the discovery...

HPC Matters, and We Have Video Evidence
From BLOG@CACM

HPC Matters, and We Have Video Evidence

SC14 gets underway this week in New Orleans, LA (USA). This year the conference has produced a series of accessible videos highlighting why — in terms that hopefully...

Is There a 10x Gap Between Best and Average Programmers? And How Did It Get There?
From BLOG@CACM

Is There a 10x Gap Between Best and Average Programmers? And How Did It Get There?

There's not much evidence for a 10x programming productivity gap, but it doesn't matter from an education perspective. 

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

Computing Is The Safe STEM Career Choice Today
From BLOG@CACM

Computing Is The Safe STEM Career Choice Today

The US-BLS 2012-2022 employment projections predict that nearly 3 out of 4 new STEM jobs and 3 out of 5 total STEM jobs will be in computing.  
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