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Tracking Anonymous Web Users
From Schneier on Security

Tracking Anonymous Web Users

This research shows how to track e-commerce users better across multiple sessions, even when they do not provide unique identifiers such as user IDs or cookies....

Ordering Pizza from your Echo
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ordering Pizza from your Echo

You can now order a Dominos Pizza verbally from your Amazon Echo.    No, it won't print/bake it locally yet.  The piece in TechCrunch correctly points out that...

Wharton Pushes Data Science
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wharton Pushes Data Science

Note the inclusion of 'Decision' in the new department title.  Good move,As tech skills grow in value, Wharton increases focus on data scienceBy  Aliza OhnounaWall...

The Teacher Certification Committee
From Computer Science Teachers Association

The Teacher Certification Committee

The Certification Committee is primarily concerned with issues surrounding teacher certification for Computing teachers. Our most recent effort was the publication...

Anton 2 Supercomputer to Speed Molecular Simulations at PSC
From insideHPC

Anton 2 Supercomputer to Speed Molecular Simulations at PSC

Today the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) announced a $1.8-million National Institutes of Health grant to make the next-generation Anton 2 supercomputerAnton...

CCRT in France Acquires 1.4 Petaflop “Cobalt” Supercomputer from Bull
From insideHPC

CCRT in France Acquires 1.4 Petaflop “Cobalt” Supercomputer from Bull

Today Atos announced that the French CEA and its industrial partners at the Centre for Computing Research and Technology, CCRT, have invested in a new 1.4 petaflop...

Video: Bill Dally on Scaling Performance in the Post-Dennard Era
From insideHPC

Video: Bill Dally on Scaling Performance in the Post-Dennard Era

"It was indicated in my keynote this morning there are two really fundamental challenges we're facing in the next two years in all sorts of computing - from supercomputers...

NSF CISE 2016 CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF CISE 2016 CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

The following is a guest blog post by Thyaga Nandagopal, National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director for Computer and Network Systems (CNS).  The NSF Directorate...

Coarse Grained Parallelism
From insideHPC

Coarse Grained Parallelism

"MPI is generally a coarse-grained, as the parallelism where MPI is used would be higher up in the algorithm. Using MPI for an application requires a developerCoarse...

How IBM Watson Analytics is being used in Business
From The Eponymous Pickle

How IBM Watson Analytics is being used in Business

 Good examples in CIO: " ... IBM says Watson represents a new era of computing — a step forward to cognitive computing, where apps and systems interact with humans...

Open Source is New Normal for Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Source is New Normal for Big Data

A trend I am seeing.  In CWorld:" ... It's no secret that Hadoop and Apache Spark are the hottest technologies in big data, but what's less often remarked uponMike...

Towards Robotic Self Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Towards Robotic Self Design

The ultimate in robotic capability.  Extensive look at the idea.   In CACM:   Self-Repair Techniques Point to Robots That Design Themselves   By Chris Edwards  ...

From Computational Complexity

Go Google Go

In 2009 I posted about a surprising new approach that moved computer Go from programs that lose to beginners to where it could beat good amateurs. That approach...

The Internet of Things Will Be the World's Biggest Robot
From Schneier on Security

The Internet of Things Will Be the World's Biggest Robot

The Internet of Things is the name given to the computerization of everything in our lives. Already you can buy Internet-enabled thermostats, light bulbs, refrigerators...

Nominations for 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Nominations for 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

The FCC invites nominations for the 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility. The Chairman’s Awards aim to highlight and encourage innovation...

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

This announcement went out to CSTA members (and others) this week.This award does include computer science teachers!The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics...

Future of Programming Languages
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Programming Languages

Robert Martin talks on the past and future of programming languages.   Always thought we would be much closer to very visual and service oriented methods by now...

Does Gamification Work?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Does Gamification Work?

In K@W:  A look at the evidence. Everyone agrees that games are engaging, and they can be designed,  built and delivered.  They can get you to a place where your...

U.S. EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee Will Meet on February 8-9
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee Will Meet on February 8-9

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee will hold its next meeting on February 8-9 in Washington, D.C. The meeting...

Omni Channel  Shoppers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Omni Channel Shoppers

Google opines on micro moments.  Where these confirmed during the past holidays? " ... Micro-moments are transforming the way consumers shop. Retailers have to...
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