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Back to School – Exploring Computer Science: from the classrooms of L.A. schools to a nationwide effort

The following is a guest blog post from Gera Jochum, Communications Specialist for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the...

Standardizing and Optimizing  Containers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Standardizing and Optimizing Containers

More work on standardizing shipping containers. A natural progression.  We examined RFID use in many kinds of shipping infrastructure.   Now companies looking at...

Toddler Intelligence Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Toddler Intelligence Learning

The Baby-X Toddler simulation at the Creators Project.    Getting smarter every day, they say.  But I do wonder about what the real measure is.  True deep AI is...

Bad Data Handbook
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bad Data Handbook

I like the book title premise. Having just been involved in a project that included dealing with bad data, however it is defined.    Also to be considered:  Data...

Pencil-and-Paper Codes Used by Central American Criminal Gangs
From Schneier on Security

Pencil-and-Paper Codes Used by Central American Criminal Gangs

No mention of how good the codes are. My guess is not very....

Big Data for Grocery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data for Grocery

Comments on grocery and loyalty data:" ... Today's technology offers supermarkets new ways to use the growing sea of customer loyalty data to their advantage as...

More Corporate Drones
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Corporate Drones

Yet another example of corporations building drone programs.  Here Google's Project Wing.  I guess this is cheaper, and apparently safer than a fleet of aircraft...

Interesting Links 1 September 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 1 September 2014

Nothing like easing into the new school year. Last week was a four day week and so is this week. Today being Labor Day in the US most schools are closed. Here in...

Pew Internet research: 15 theses about the digital future in 2025
From Putting People First

Pew Internet research: 15 theses about the digital future in 2025

A canvassing of 2,558 experts and technology builders about where we will stand by the year 2025 finds striking patterns in their predictions, reports the Pew Research...

Tangible Media Group and Enchanted Objects
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tangible Media Group and Enchanted Objects

David Rose,  Head of the Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab and author of the book: "Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things"    "...

IDEO and Nearables
From The Eponymous Pickle

IDEO and Nearables

IDEO worked with us by helping build a Gym for designing consumer products, which connected to our innovation centers.    Now they are promoting the idea of bluetooth...

We are All Data Scientists Now
From The Eponymous Pickle

We are All Data Scientists Now

Are we all data scientists now?  I think so, and in particular we need to get the owners and experts using the data to understand its analytical potential.   They...

Computer Science from MIT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Computer Science from MIT

Have worked with a number of groups at MIT.  Here  a slide show that covers computing developments that have come from there.

Converting your home to LED lights – still a challenging user experience
From Putting People First

Converting your home to LED lights – still a challenging user experience

Switching to LED bulbs in your home is still a bit expensive, but makes a lot of economic sense – as you quickly earn your money back through a MUCH lowered electricity...

Stephen Few on Big Data Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stephen Few on Big Data Reality

A lengthy and thoughtful piece by visualization expert Stephen Few.  He concludes and makes some excellent points .  People still make most data based decisions...

Ensemble Methods
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ensemble Methods

Ensemble methods are means of using multiple approaches to solving an analytical problem.   Different tools can be better for different machine learning problems...

Meaningful Mobile Maps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Meaningful Mobile Maps

Looking at the math to make mobile maps more meaningful.  Could also be applied beyond geographical maps to maps of knowledge or interactions.    Even virtual reality...

Understanding Expertise and Data Related to Work Descriptions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Understanding Expertise and Data Related to Work Descriptions

Have recently started to look at how expertise matches tasks that need to be done.  I have worked in this area in the enterprise  to attempt to optimize resource...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Continues To Take Feedback On The Cybersecurity Framework

While cybersecurity legislation remains in a Congressional holding pattern, provisions of the 2013 Executive Order on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure...
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
08.21.2014

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
Hadoop at a Crossroads?
08.05.2014

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be …

What is Reality?
What is Reality?
08.13.2014

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

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