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CSTA Leadership Gets Busy for CS Ed Week!
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CSTA Leadership Gets Busy for CS Ed Week!

Did you see this on the CSTA mailing list? When the CSTA Board met recently we started talking about sharing what we were doing in our schools for Computer Science...

Google does Scene Analysis
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google does Scene Analysis

In DigitalStrategy: Don't know where the IP rests today, but here is Google also doing scene analysis on images.  Again I can see some interesting applicationsrelated...

The Security Underpinnnings of Cryptography
From Schneier on Security

The Security Underpinnnings of Cryptography

Nice article on some of the security assumptions we rely on in cryptographic algorithms....

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

Last week the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA announced...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Live-streamed CCC BRAIN Workshop

Computer science and brain science share deep intellectual roots. Today, understanding the structure and function of the human brain is one of the greatest scientific...

More Good News, Eddie Kohler Edition
From My Biased Coin

More Good News, Eddie Kohler Edition

Continuing the good news at Harvard, word has been given that Eddie Kohler has officially been offered tenure.  So we hope/expect/are excited about keeping Eddie...

CIO vs an IT Services Supermarket
From The Eponymous Pickle

CIO vs an IT Services Supermarket

Don Tapscott on the continued need for a CIO in industry. Interesting thoughts, but by the same reasoning why do we need any executive leaders?  A CIO should be...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Get Schooled on Science Policy: LiSPI Call for Nominations Now Open!

The following is a Computing Research Policy Blog post by Peter Harsha, CRA Director of Government Affairs.  As part of its mission to develop a next generation...

How Does Word of Mouth Drive Sales?
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Does Word of Mouth Drive Sales?

In Retailwire:  A favorite concept that we modeled in depth a number of times.  It also merits further direct lab and online testing. Still believe there are opportunities...

Print Thyself
From The Eponymous Pickle

Print Thyself

In the New Yorker.  How 3D Printing is revolutionizing medicine.  Good non-technical article on the topic.   Possibilities and limitations.  Via Walter Riker" ....

New Kryptos Clue
From Schneier on Security

New Kryptos Clue

Jim Sanborn has given he world another clue to the fourth cyphertext in his Kryptos sculpture at the CIA headquarters. Older posts on Kryptos....

Interesting Links 24 November 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 24 November 2014

This will be a short week in school. Thanksgiving is Thursday in the US and my school is off for a five day weekend. I’m looking forward to a bit of a break. IShakespearean...

Fidelity Labs Develops StockCity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fidelity Labs Develops StockCity

Have examined a number of methods that use realistic spaces to represent abstract data. Never found these methods that useful beyond attracting curiosity.  ...

From Computational Complexity

Guest Post about Barbie `I can be an engineer' -- Sounds good but its not.

There is now a I can be an engineer Barbie. That sounds good! It's not. Imagine how this could be turned around and made sexist. What you are imagining might not...

Foresight Institute's Feynman Prize
From The Eponymous Pickle

Foresight Institute's Feynman Prize

Nobel Prize winning Physicist Richard Feynman is known for having issued the challenge that has inspired nanotechnology research for years.  See his talk: There...

Text Mining using R
From The Eponymous Pickle

Text Mining using R

In BiCorner: An introduction to text mining using R.   Nicely done.   Motivation for using text mining and some simple examples.

Stanford Building Stories from Pictures
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stanford Building Stories from Pictures

This was a sub problem solution we needed for an expert system that worked with archives of advertising copy.  Later I worked with a startup that aimed to classify...

Changes in Word Meanings as Context
From The Eponymous Pickle

Changes in Word Meanings as Context

A challenge for delivering intelligence as implemented in ontologies.  Which we discovered quickly when implementing knowledge provided by advertising equities....

Big Data Delusions and Assumption Fever
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Delusions and Assumption Fever

  I like push backs, especially on very complex, big investments.  Be aware of the big assumptions that are included.  Does not mean the concepts are not useful...

Games are for Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Games are for Learning

On Games and learning.  The idea has been around for a long time, but have seen relatively few really good examples of success.  Our own successes stemmed from"...
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
11.26.2014

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while …

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
11.21.2014

As managers and practitioners in the HPC community part of our responsibility is to make sure that everyone we come …

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
11.20.2014

Steadily growing chips, systems, and application parallelism are driving the movement of data across larger distances in systems, and data …

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