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Operating a Fake Bank
From Schneier on Security

Operating a Fake Bank

Here's a story of a fake bank in China -- a real bank, not an online bank -- that stole $32m from depositors over a year. Pro tip: real banks never offer 2%/week...

Driverless Cars and Traffic
From The Eponymous Pickle

Driverless Cars and Traffic

Design and Efficiency.  Some simulation work seems to show that driverless cars would make traffic worse.  Early thought assumed that cars could travel closer together...

Unified Decision Processes Drive with Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unified Decision Processes Drive with Data

At the Webinar today from Innovation Excellence by Julie Anixter on Big Data and New Product development,  Maor Gershoni and Tom Davenport highlighted the work...

Coke to Open Innovation Center at GA Tech
From The Eponymous Pickle

Coke to Open Innovation Center at GA Tech

Coke and Ga Tech start Center in Atlanta. A favorite topic in these pages.  We established innovation centers starting in 2001.  As places to provide the infrastructure...

Crowdflower Crowdsourcing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Crowdflower Crowdsourcing

I was asked to take a look at Crowdflower  in order to construct a database of HR data.  Previously we had used Mechanical Turk for a related need.   To provide...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at AAAI-15

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the 29th Association for the Advancement of Article...

Older Style Prolog AI Still in Use
From The Eponymous Pickle

Older Style Prolog AI Still in Use

I just got a note from LPA. relating how their version of the declarative language Prolog is being used to power an Ebola trial in West Africa.  We used Prologvalidations...

Crowd Governance Using the Wikipedia
From The Eponymous Pickle

Crowd Governance Using the Wikipedia

This upcoming talk is intriguing:OBAIS Seminar SeriesOBAIS Seminar SeriesCrowd Governance: The Monitoring Role of Wikipedia in the Financial Market.Ms Weifang Wu...

From Computational Complexity

Reusing Data from Privacy

Vitaly Feldman gave a talk at Georgia Tech earlier this week on his recent paper Preserving Statistical Validity in Adaptive Data Analysis with Cynthia Dwork, Moritz...

Canada Spies on Internet Downloads
From Schneier on Security

Canada Spies on Internet Downloads

Another story from the Snowden documents: According to the documents, the LEVITATION program can monitor downloads in several countries across Europe, the Middle...

DashDB Announced as Sandbox Solution
From The Eponymous Pickle

DashDB Announced as Sandbox Solution

In particular,  presenting the sandbox idea for connecting analytics to data warehouses.  Analytics often requires the ability to test multiple methods and data...

Computing Now Startup Channel
From The Eponymous Pickle

Computing Now Startup Channel

A Channel, ok a blog, that includes posts and links about computing startups. Have followed the parent Computing Now magazine for years, always very well done. ...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

The following is a guest blog post by Thyagarajan Nandagopal, National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director for Computer and Network Systems (CNS).  The NSF...

Customization Nation with Services and Supply Chain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Customization Nation with Services and Supply Chain

In Retailwire:   Thoughts about the meaning of services in retail.  Beyond the classic offering of a selection of products.  New changes in the relationship of"...

Metamind vs Watson
From The Eponymous Pickle

Metamind vs Watson

Useful piece in KDNuggets:   In recent conversations with decision makers in the enterprise, see they are always emphasizing the need for more technology as a service...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

General News • USACM issued a press statement on President Obama’s comments on privacy and security in his State of the Union address. • ACM’s Annual Report FY2014...

Changing Role of the CIO
From The Eponymous Pickle

Changing Role of the CIO

The changing role.  But consider the role too of formulating and directing technical  innovation strategy  as it applies to the needs of the company.

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Extensible Distributed Systems Workshop

Contributions to this post were made by Lorenzo Alvisi, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at...

Subconscious Keys
From Schneier on Security

Subconscious Keys

I missed this paper when it was first published in 2012: "Neuroscience Meets Cryptography: Designing Crypto Primitives Secure Against Rubber Hose Attacks" Abstract...
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Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
01.19.2015

Rapid increase of enrollment in CS classes in the US might undermine efforts to improve diversity.

The NIPS Experiment
The NIPS Experiment
01.08.2015

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process …

Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
01.04.2015

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

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