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Big Data in the Classroom

Data sets are growing rapidly. Yahoo, Google, and Amazon, work with data sets that consist of billions of items. The size and scale of data, which can be overwhelming...

Available Watson Cognitive Services
From The Eponymous Pickle

Available Watson Cognitive Services

Jim Spohrer points to a more complete list of Watson Bluemix services.  I am in the midst of exploring. Here is one example to give you an idea of the granularity...

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Reminder Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) issued a new call for proposals for workshops that will catalyze and enable innovative research at the frontiers of computing...

Asimov on How People Get New Ideas
From The Eponymous Pickle

Asimov on How People Get New Ideas

In Technology Review:  Long ago, unpublished essay by beloved science and science fiction author Issac Asimov.  His writings inspired me starting in Jr High.  ...

From Computational Complexity

Guest Post by Dr. Hajiaghayi: A new way to rank departments

(This is a guest post by MohammadTaghi Hajiaghayi. His name is not a typo- the first name really is MohammadTaghi.) Due to our belief in the lack of transparency...

Testing Machine to Machine Systems
From The Eponymous Pickle

Testing Machine to Machine Systems

Machines are easier to deal with than humans, at least when the machines are not compromised by humans.   This will increase in importance.   But is also implies...

Instructions and Removing Ambiguity
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Instructions and Removing Ambiguity

Recently I found the following image on Facebook. I plan to use it with my students this semester as a starting off point for conversation. This is a perfect...

Protein Imaging Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Protein Imaging Data

In Nature:  Heard much about this topic in R&D when we were still in health care product development.  " ... Data bank struggles as protein imaging ups its game...

What's in Stock Nearby
From The Eponymous Pickle

What's in Stock Nearby

In Adage:  Macy's Links With Google To Show Mobile Users What's In Stock Nearby ... Find That Gift You've Been Looking for in the Right Size, Color and Price  ....

The NSA's Role in Commercial Cybersecurity
From Schneier on Security

The NSA's Role in Commercial Cybersecurity

Susan Landau has a new paper on the NSA's increasing role in commercial cybersecurity. She argues that the NSA is the wrong organization to do this, and we need...

Good Thoughts on E-Mail Responses
From The Eponymous Pickle

Good Thoughts on E-Mail Responses

Not about managing your email, but the often more important issue of how you should respond to serious questions in email. The most useful element: Pause.  ...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

A New Twist on Flexagons?

For Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday Martin Gardner introduced many including myself to the joys of Discrete Mathematics. His glorious monthly column “Mathematical...

Jumping Air Gaps with All-in-One Printers
From Schneier on Security

Jumping Air Gaps with All-in-One Printers

Last week, Adi Shamir gave a presentation at Black Hat Europe on using all-in-one printers to control computers on the other side of air gaps. There's no paper...

Analyzing Ebola Data with Watson API
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analyzing Ebola Data with Watson API

Technical.A report via the Cognitive Systems Institute.Note this is Under Development.  Should not be used conclusively.  It is an example of usingWatson services...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Ebola-Fighting Robots

Could robots really aid in the Ebola fight? On November 7th, robotics researchers from around the country will come together to try to answer that question. They...

Cuckoo Filters
From My Biased Coin

Cuckoo Filters

An upcoming paper appearing at CoNext will be of interest to any Bloom Filter user or aficionado:Cuckoo Filter:  Practically Better than Bloom(Bin Fan, David Andersen...

From Computational Complexity

MSR SVC Letters

The Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science put together an open letter to several research leaders at Microsoft. We feel that there should...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) Program

The following is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) by the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Acting...

Debating Emotional Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Debating Emotional Intelligence

How important is the concept? An interesting debate, that reminds me of the concept and what it has come to mean.   The author concludes:  " ....  I can’t emphasize...

BBC Time Line of Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

BBC Time Line of Computing

A slideshow style timeline of the emergence and use of computing, broadly defined.   I dislike this style of presenting information, though I understand it is meant...
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Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
10.16.2014

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

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
10.14.2014

Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"

I Have Seen the Future…
I Have Seen the Future…
10.15.2014

…At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the future of computing is women.

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