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CCC Council Nominations Due Next Friday!

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) council nomination deadline is next Friday, February 6, 2015.   See complete details — including nominating instructions...

Data Science for the Masses
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Science for the Masses

Paper by a colleague. Kirk Borne.  This is not just about Astronomy science data, but broadly applicable to science and industryThe Revolution in Astronomy Education...

High Speed 3D Microscope
From The Eponymous Pickle

High Speed 3D Microscope

In Kurzweil:   A microscope to take high speed 3D recordings of living things.  " ... A Columbia University scientist has developed a new microscope that can image...

Content Engineering and AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Content Engineering and AI

Short piece by Omri Astel made me think about how ad content can be engineered based upon the audience.  Early steps have been taken in this direction.  For example...

Smart Phones Altering Brains
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Phones Altering Brains

In the BBC:   Based on EEG studies.     It is notable that this is a small N study:    " .. Study author Arko Ghosh, from the Institute of Neuroinformatics of the...

The IDEA Encryption Algorithm with a 128-bit Block Length
From Schneier on Security

The IDEA Encryption Algorithm with a 128-bit Block Length

Here's an IDEA-variant with a 128-bit block length. While I think it's a great idea to bring IDEA up to a modern block length, the paper has none of the cryptanalysis...

Baby Boaz
From Apophenia

Baby Boaz

Boaz Lotan Boyd saw the blizzard coming and knew it was time for him to enter this world. At 4PM on Monday, January 26, a little ball of fuzzy cuteness let out...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 26

January 27 Conference: The 2015 State of the Net Conference takes place. 8 a.m., The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Hearing: The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade...

Ontologies of Jobs and their Related Tasks and Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ontologies of Jobs and their Related Tasks and Data

Last year I posted the text below.  Am now in the midst of working on an effort to  classify jobs and included tasks to determine how they can be linked to cognitive...

From Computational Complexity

A nice problem from a Romanian Math Problem Book

(All of the math for this problem is here)My Discrete Math Honors TA Ioana showed me a Romanian Math Problem book(She is Romanian) and told the following problem...

EU Internet of Things Architecture Project
From The Eponymous Pickle

EU Internet of Things Architecture Project

I was pointed to this site which reports on the completion of an EU project on IOT architecture.   I like its form.   Its first goal: " ... an architectural reference...

Wrist Smart Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wrist Smart Marketing

In Retailwire:  In-store broadcasting to Smart Watches.  More from InMarket.  I see they are looking at the behavioral interaction between shopper and wearable....

Platfora Solution
From The Eponymous Pickle

Platfora Solution

This Platfora solution was recently mentioned to me.  Examining." ... The only complete solution out there. Platfora is the only end-to-end software platform to...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

The following is a guest blog post by Tom Dietterich, current president for The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and Eric Horvitz...

Can Big Data Give us Bionic Brains?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Can Big Data Give us Bionic Brains?

Deloitte Analytics report talks about "Bionic Brains"Juha Hulkkonen,  Business Development Leader at IBM, writes:  "The So What" section in Deloitte Analytics report...

Internet of Things from Davos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Internet of Things from Davos

Correspondent Shoumen Datta of MIT sends along his PDF presentation on the Internet of Systems from Davos.  Always an interesting and a strongly visual resource...

Basaaly Moalin: The One "Terrorist" Caught by Section 215 Surveillance
From Schneier on Security

Basaaly Moalin: The One "Terrorist" Caught by Section 215 Surveillance

Remember back in 2013 when the then-director of the NSA Keith Alexander claimed that Section 215 bulk telephone metadata surveillance stopped "fifty-four different...

Interesting Links 26 January 2015
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 26 January 2015

A new semester starts for me today. Since I only teach semester courses that means a whole new group of students to meet and teach. I have spent much of the weekend...

Herb Simon's Last Lecture
From The Eponymous Pickle

Herb Simon's Last Lecture

From the currently ongoing AAAI conference via Jim Spohrer.  On Herb Simon.  I was most most interested in his work about systematizing decision making and AI,Herb...

Microsoft Surface Hub
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Surface Hub

Saw a demonstration of this last week,  Microsoft Surface Hub, with the aim to make it useable from phones to large touch screens using the upcoming Windows 10....
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Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
01.19.2015

Rapid increase of enrollment in CS classes in the US might undermine efforts to improve diversity.

The NIPS Experiment
The NIPS Experiment
01.08.2015

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process …

Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
01.04.2015

Some musings on practices that can help create a positive educational environment for all students in a class.

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