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ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day

ACM Multimedia, the foremost conference on multimedia, has started in Barcelona (Spain). Let's see what are some highlights of the first day.

Results From the First-Year Course MOOCs: Not There Yet
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Results From the First-Year Course MOOCs: Not There Yet

The empirical results of first-year MOOCs are in. We're not there yet in terms of retention, learning, or access.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines

The importance of interdisciplinary work, particularly in applying mathematics and computer science to biology, was a topic emphasized throughout the Heidelberg...

The Frontier of Small Data
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The Frontier of Small Data

 A quick view of Deborah Estrin's small data work.

Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding
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Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding

Live coding is programming performance with generates music for an audience, often in a collaborative setting.  It's a jam session on laptops with rich research...

The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013
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The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2013 is an annual event where 200 young researchers get to meet with and learn from 40 Turing Award, Fields Medal, Abel Prize...

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?

Comments after the first lecture by Prof. Raj Reddy at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models

This blog posts highlights two of my favorite moments from the second day at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. I had the pleasure of speaking with Vinton G. Cerf and...

Fixing the K-12 CS Teacher Certification Mess
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Fixing the K-12 CS Teacher Certification Mess

This blog piece explores the mess that is K-12 Computer Science Teacher certification in the U.S. and why this matters. It introduces CSTA's new "Bugs in the System"...

Privacy and Google Glass
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Privacy and Google Glass

Why has there been so much negative sentiment about Google Glass in the press regarding privacy? This article looks at privacy from two different perspectives,...

A Stable Future for Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS
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A Stable Future for Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS

 If you were a superintendent of a big city school district, would you require every school in your district to teach computer science without reliable production...

Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers
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Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers

The following question has polarized the computer-science community: Did Alan Turing's 1936 paper 'On Computable Numbers' influence the early history of computer...

Are Data Miners Ready to Hang Up the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?
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Are Data Miners Ready to Hang Up the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?

We will find out this week at the annual ACM SIGKDD on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Chicago.

Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers
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Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers

A call for the HCI community to spend some design effort on helping new mothers with the considerable physical and emotional challenges they face.

Towards Empirical Answers to the Core Problems of Software Engineering
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Towards Empirical Answers to the Core Problems of Software Engineering

Can empirical research give us an answer to the big problems?

Leaping the Exascale Chasm
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Leaping the Exascale Chasm

The global race is on to build ever-faster supercomputers, fueled by a combination of scientific and engineering needs to simulate phenomena with greater resolution...

Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming
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Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming

Scientists and engineers who program can work 10 to 100 times faster and come up with more creative solutions than those who don't.

What's Our Goal for a CS Degree, and How Do We Know We Got There?
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What's Our Goal for a CS Degree, and How Do We Know We Got There?

A history of computing suggests that the computer science undergraduate degree is unnecessarily rigorous and may not be achieving the goals we have for it.

Reaching for Engelbart's Vision of the Future
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Reaching for Engelbart's Vision of the Future

 A meditation on Douglas Engelbart's impact on interactive computing.

ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!
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ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!

An update on ACM-W activities in 2012-2013, and a look to the coming year.
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