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Inspire kids to create our future: Apply for a 2015 RISE Award

Technology has the power to change the world for the better, but today far too few have access to the education or encouragement they need to become creators, not...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Department of Justice Invites Public Comments on Movie Captioning and Audio Descriptions

The U.S. Department of Justice is accepting comments on proposed changes to its regulations for captioning and audio descriptions in movie theaters under Title...

Squid Skin Inspires Eye-Like Photodetector
From Schneier on Security

Squid Skin Inspires Eye-Like Photodetector

Squid are color-blind, but may detect color directly through their skin. A researcher is working on a system to detect colored light the way squid do....

Cell Phone Kill Switches Mandatory in California
From Schneier on Security

Cell Phone Kill Switches Mandatory in California

California passed a kill-switch law, meaning that all cell phones sold in California must have the capability to be remotely turned off. It was sold as an antitheft...

CPG Needs a Digital Game Plan
From The Eponymous Pickle

CPG Needs a Digital Game Plan

From the Boston Consulting Group.   Obvious perhaps, but also a number of interesting statements and statistics.  Every company that plans to be around in the coming...

Business Innovation Factory
From The Eponymous Pickle

Business Innovation Factory

Brought to my attention.   Strong emphasis on storytelling.   " ... THE BIF MANIFESTO:  We believe that business model innovation is on the critical path to transforming...

Nature of Anonymous Reviews
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nature of Anonymous Reviews

In RetailWire:  Short piece on the topic with statistics.  Have been asked to look at this from a Big data, near real time perspective.

BidSquare Auctions
From The Eponymous Pickle

BidSquare Auctions

I have worked with an auction company in establishing their offering taxonomies.  Also have worked with the technical process of auctions.  I see thatCowan's auctions ...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

White House Invites Public Comments on Strategy for American Innovation

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council invite public input on the 2015 update of the Strategy for American Innovation...

This Year's Design for 'Computers for Arts and Social Science Students'
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

This Year's Design for 'Computers for Arts and Social Science Students'

I've been working on our non-majors computing course for a while now.  Last year was the first time I got to try it with a large group (440 students!), and also...

ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism
From Schneier on Security

ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism

They're openly mocking our profiling. But in several telephone conversations with a Reuters reporter over the past few months, Islamic State fighters had indicated...

Statistician's View of Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Statistician's View of Big Data

Colleague Diego Kuonen just gave an update of his excellent talk:  A Statistician's View on Big Data and Data Science. Good place to start."  ... There is no question...

Digital Strategy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Strategy

McKinsey on digital Strategy.   Podcast and text. " ... Incumbent companies face critical decisions when it comes to addressing digitization. In this video interview...

Contract Guardian: Signed & Verified Contract Compliance
From The Eponymous Pickle

Contract Guardian: Signed & Verified Contract Compliance

Have been involved for some time in using technology for compliance systems.  I have mentioned the local company Contract Guardian here for some time.  They develop...

Shout-out to Sabeti Lab
From My Biased Coin

Shout-out to Sabeti Lab

A shout-out today to my friend and colleague Pardis Sabeti (and her lab) for their Science article on the Ebola virus that appeared earlier today.  Pardis and her...

From Computational Complexity

Sixteen Years in the Making

Every paper has a story but Sunny Daniel's Arxiv paper from yesterday deserves a blog post. We begin in 1982 when Ravi Kannan proved that Σ2 (the problems computable...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Young Investigator Research Program

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent...

Why Academics use Social Media
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why Academics use Social Media

A lengthy Nature report with many statistics.   Some surprising. I would further like to see why people outside, or just slightly outside a particular academic...

Resilience and Data in the Supply Chain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Resilience and Data in the Supply Chain

In EBN: The need for what they call data maturity.  Well, yes, absolutely, all the data and metadata needs to be 'mature'.  But defining that can be a problem....

Complex Regulatory Environments
From The Eponymous Pickle

Complex Regulatory Environments

Have been examining Splunk (SPL) as it has been applied to a number of dynamic data problems. Impressed by it capabilities.  Both for its search engine-like examination...
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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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