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Big Data Analytics Platforms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Analytics Platforms

In Informationweek: " ... Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices,  from Hadoop upstarts to traditional...

FDA Guidance on Medical Device Cybersecurity
From Schneier on Security

FDA Guidance on Medical Device Cybersecurity

The Food and Drug Administration has released guidelines regarding the security of medical devices. I admit that I have not read it....

Experientia at EPIC: UX transforming a financial institution
From Putting People First

Experientia at EPIC: UX transforming a financial institution

In September 2014 Experientia gave a presentation on working as UX professionals with financial institutions at the EPIC conference in New York. The paper is now...

Future of Automobiles from Bill Ford
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Automobiles from Bill Ford

From McKinsey:  Long view on the future of automobile technology.  " ... There are a lot of forces converging in the auto industry right now, including urbanization...

Key to Change is Middle Management
From The Eponymous Pickle

Key to Change is Middle Management

In the HBR:  With some interesting hints on how this can be achieved.  A little soft, but useful thoughts.   Middle management is a squishy thing, strongly culture...

Big Basketball Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Basketball Data

In Wired:  Excellent non technical look at tracking the complexity of sports.  Have followed this technically for a few years, this is a good non-tech view.  Nice...

Watson Determining Personality and Resonance of Message
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Determining Personality and Resonance of Message

Today at the Insight meetings we saw a Watson cognitive App being built from a number of Bluemix services and prefabricated Java.  Of particular interest was aGenesys...

Survey on What Americans Fear
From Schneier on Security

Survey on What Americans Fear

Interesting data: Turning to the crime section of the Chapman Survey on American Fears, the team discovered findings that not only surprised them, but also those...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Cyber-Earth project puts climate-change impacts on the map

The following is a guest blog post by CCC Council Member Shashi Shekhar, McKnight Distinguished University Professor Department of Computer Science College of Science...

Leave School Now While You Still Know It All
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Leave School Now While You Still Know It All

Interesting questions appear on Twitter all the time. Sometimes addressed to individuals and sometimes addressed to the Twitterverse as a whole. One earlier today...

From Computational Complexity

Sipser Symposium

On Sunday we had the Symposium on Theoretical Computer Science on the Occasion of Michael Sipser's 60th birthday to celebrate what Mike has brought to research...

Rankings Everywhere
From My Biased Coin

Rankings Everywhere

Like many (theoretical) computer scientists, I spent far, far too much time this weekend thinking about rankings.  Well, really, it was more that I was being far...

The zombiefication of business travelers
From Putting People First

The zombiefication of business travelers

Tim Askew, CEO of Corporate Rain International, explains how technology is increasingly isolating us from each other and stifling creativity and real experiences...

Two States–the Highs and the Lows
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Two States–the Highs and the Lows

I found this image on Facebook last week and it really rang true for me. I experienced both sides of this recently. On one hand I wrote a program on the spur...

Apple Copies Your Files Without Your Knowledge or Consent
From Schneier on Security

Apple Copies Your Files Without Your Knowledge or Consent

The latest version of Apple's OS automatically syncs your files to iCloud Drive, even files you choose to store locally. Apple encrypts your data, both in transit...

Scene Understanding and Labeling Pixels
From The Eponymous Pickle

Scene Understanding and Labeling Pixels

A problem I looked at for a startup a few years ago.  Ultimately it was chosen to address it by using crowdsourcing.  Here a Vimeo interview with Stephen Gould"...

Watson Analytics Seen Today
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Analytics Seen Today

Watson Analytics    Have yet to get a beta loaner, but today I did get several more in depth demonstrations of the idea.  In one case I was able to at least suggest...

Whole Foods Digital Signage
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whole Foods Digital Signage

Whole Foods Store of the future utilizes digital signage.  They have been innovators in this space for some time.   " .... Whole Foods has unveiled a new range...

USPS to Test Delivery of Groceries
From The Eponymous Pickle

USPS to Test Delivery of Groceries

The idea has been suggested for years, now finally the Feds have approved a test.  Why not?   " ... Federal authorities have given approval for the U.S. Postal...

US Intelligence "Second Leaker" Identified
From Schneier on Security

US Intelligence "Second Leaker" Identified

There's a report that the FBI has identified a second leaker: The case in question involves an Aug. 5 story published by The Intercept, an investigative website...
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Software’s Vital Role @Japan Robot Week 2014
Software’s Vital Role @Japan Robot Week 2014
10.28.2014

Modern robots are no longer just about hardware. Software algorithms play an essential role in bringing life-like movements to industrial robots and …

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
10.25.2014

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
10.16.2014

Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.

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