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Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy
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Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy

Efforts to understand how advanced information technologies will affect future conflicts seem to be missing, or are taking place far from the public eye.

The Inverse Lake Wobegon Effect
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The Inverse Lake Wobegon Effect

Where we take a sample from a privileged group, and assume that we know the population.

A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education
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A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education

Computing leaders ACM, Code.org, and CSTA are launching an effort to guide educators and state and district policy makers about K-12 computer science.

Why is Ada Lovelace Still the Woman That Young (and Not So Young) Women Look To?
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Why is Ada Lovelace Still the Woman That Young (and Not So Young) Women Look To?

I was lucky enough to represent ACM and ACM-W at the recent Ada Lovelace Symposium at Oxford University.

Advice for CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education
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Advice for CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education

We have a lot to learn from standards efforts in science and mathematics education.

A Week of HPC at SC15
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A Week of HPC at SC15

ETH's Torsten Hoefler walks through a week of workshops, tutorials, papers, and his reactions to a week at SC.

Intriguing Possibilities as HPC Reaches an Inflection Point
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Intriguing Possibilities as HPC Reaches an Inflection Point

SC15 is taking place at a time when high-performance computing (HPC) finds itself at an inflection point. As we approach the end of CMOS, the path forward for HPC's...

HPC Matters
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HPC Matters

The HPC Matters program is a multi-year effort to communicate the benefits — from the development of new medical therapies to and increased understanding of climate...

SC Turns Reproducibility Challenges Into Opportunities
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SC Turns Reproducibility Challenges Into Opportunities

The annual SC conference is instituting new practices over the next five years that will help establish SC as the "gold standard" for computational science practice...

A Call to Action for Higher Education to make AP CS Principles Work
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A Call to Action for Higher Education to make AP CS Principles Work

The new Advanced Placement exam in CS Principles will be offered in May 2017. It's time to figure out what colleges and universities are going to do about it.

Thoughts on 'The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent' and a Call for Corporate Action
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Thoughts on 'The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent' and a Call for Corporate Action

In "The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent" in The New York Review of Books, Andrew Hacker questions if there is really an unfilled need for STEM graduates, and if there...

Here's Why Microsoft Cares About Basic Research — And You Should, Too
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Here's Why Microsoft Cares About Basic Research — And You Should, Too

Basic scientific research made today's technology possible, and it will lead to tomorrow's technological breakthroughs.

Danke Sehr!
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Danke Sehr!

I was not sure what to talk about. And then from Wolfsburg (Germany), miracle struck!

The Bottleneck in Increasing Accessibility to CS Education is Producing Enough CS Teachers
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The Bottleneck in Increasing Accessibility to CS Education is Producing Enough CS Teachers

The demand for CS teachers is growing. Now we have to figure out how to increase the supply.

A Farewell to (Virtual) Arms?
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A Farewell to (Virtual) Arms?

The potential for a Sino-American cyber arms control agreement is intriguing, despite three very troubling flaws.

The Future of Work: But What Will Humans Do?
From BLOG@CACM

The Future of Work: But What Will Humans Do?

Weighing in on the most consequential changes anticipated in the workplace.

A Lovelace, Babbage, and Analytical Engine LEGO Set?
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A Lovelace, Babbage, and Analytical Engine LEGO Set?

On LEGO's ideas site, a new set has been proposed that would let children build the Analytical Engine, and learn about the roles Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage...

If Something Seems Odd, Check the Data, and Check It Again!
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If Something Seems Odd, Check the Data, and Check It Again!

Finding the hole in the data.

Be It Resolved: Teaching Statements Must Embrace Active Learning and Eschew Lecture
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Be It Resolved: Teaching Statements Must Embrace Active Learning and Eschew Lecture

Let's encourage active learning by requiring it in teaching statements.
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