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Analytics for Humanitarian Logistics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics for Humanitarian Logistics

Just added to Analytics Magazine, a short article and podcast on the use of logistics analytics in the Haiti earthquake. Linked to the Center for Humanitarian Logistics...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 18
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 18

January 20 Hearing: The House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, taking testimony from business...

From Putting People First

Interesting Google Blog article on how user research dramatically improved driving directions on Google Maps India. The research was based on the fact that street...

Eavesdropping in the Former Soviet Union
From Schneier on Security

Eavesdropping in the Former Soviet Union

Interesting story: The phone's ringer is a pretty simple thing: there's a coil, a magnet and a hammer controlled by the magnet that hits the gongs when there is...

Book: Pervasive Information Architecture
From Putting People First

Book: Pervasive Information Architecture

Pervasive Information Architecture – Designing information space in ubiquitous ecologies is a book being written by Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati for Morgan Kaufmann...

Whose Voice do you Hear? Gender Issues and Success
From Apophenia

Whose Voice do you Hear? Gender Issues and Success

Growing up, I loved to debate. With anyone. My debating tone used to drive my mother batty because she thought I was yelling at her. Exasperated, I would often...

From Kobe to Haiti
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

From Kobe to Haiti

Today, January 17th, is the anniversary of the 1995 Kobe, Japan, earthquake which killed over 6,000 people. I am in Japan, ironically, accepting the Motohiro Kisoi...

Brand Loyalty and Brand
From The Eponymous Pickle

Brand Loyalty and Brand

Walter Riker, colleague at Procter, writes in Curious Voyager about brand loyalty being killed by the brand.

Making Food While You Watch
From The Eponymous Pickle

Making Food While You Watch

Laurence Hayward, of the Venture Lab sends along a report from their newsletter about a number of new ideas that manufacture fresh food concepts in stores while...

Overzealous Spam Filter Found
From The Eponymous Pickle

Overzealous Spam Filter Found

I just noticed that the blog spam filter has been classifying too many messages as spam and that several useful comments had been blocked. I approved the comments...

Procter Underutilizes Scale
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter Underutilizes Scale

AdAge interview with ' ... Bob McDonald, CEO of Procter & Gamble, said the size of the company is not a disadvantage, as many analysts believe. "Size doesn't matter...

Real Time Search Is Personal
From The Noisy Channel

Real Time Search Is Personal

The other day, I promised in a comment thread that I’d write about what I see as real use cases for real-time search. As it happens, I’m experiencing one right...

Security vs. Sustainability in Building Construction
From Schneier on Security

Security vs. Sustainability in Building Construction

Interesting: Any facility executive involved in the design of a new building would agree that security is one important goal for the new facility. These days,...

Google vs. China
From Schneier on Security

Google vs. China

I'm not sure what I can add to this: politically motivated attacks against Gmail from China. I've previously written about hacking from China. Shishir Nagaraja...

New TCS postdocs/jobs website at CCI
From My Biased Coin

New TCS postdocs/jobs website at CCI

There's a new page http://intractibility.princeton.edu/jobs/ that was set up as a centralized location for advertising postdocs and jobs for theoretical computer...

Information and communication technologies vital for social inclusion
From Putting People First

Information and communication technologies vital for social inclusion

The World Economic Forum today released its study on Scaling Opportunity: Information and Communications Technology for Social Inclusion, an analysis of how ICT...

Writing tools to improve your research productivity
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Writing tools to improve your research productivity

Researchers

Interesting Links 18 January 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 18 January 2010

When it rains it pours! I spent last week at FETC in Florida but kept a weather eye out for interesting things to pass on via Twitter (follow me on Twitter @AlfredTwo...

Prison Escape Artist
From Schneier on Security

Prison Escape Artist

Clever ruse: When he went to court for hearings, he could see the system was flawed. He would arrive on the twelfth floor in handcuffs and attached at the waist...

From Computational Complexity

Sam Roweis (1972-2010)

Sam Roweis, an NYU CS professor specializing in machine learning, took his own life last Tuesday night. Jennifer Linden and Maneesh Sahani set up a weblog to share...
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