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From Computational Complexity

A Deadly Side of Complexity

Better algorithms can lead to better medicine and save lives. Just today Tim Gowers discusses Emmanuel Candès' ICM Plenary Lecture, which among other things describes...

The Problems with PGP
From Schneier on Security

The Problems with PGP

Matthew Green has a good post on what's wrong with PGP and what should be done about it....

From Computer Science Teachers Association

The world’s oldest computer and the Antikythera challenge

When we think about the first computers to produce useful information for mankind, our mind usually goes to the 1940s: the conceptual Turing machine, the ENIAC,...

Robo Brain is now Open on the Web
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robo Brain is now Open on the Web

Clever idea, that I think has been tried before.  Now from Cornell and elsewhere and supported by a number of big technology companies.  Why not learn from theHey...

On the New Digital Medicine
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the New Digital Medicine

In the CACM:  Good article on the state of digital medicine.  Useful introduction to current technologies and implications.  Reviewing.

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Fellow Randal Bryant Joins White House Staff To Tackle Big Data

Randal Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has accepted a temporary assignment to the White House Office of Science...

How Watson Changed IBM
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Watson Changed IBM

In the HBR: Good piece about how IBM used a broad re-invention of a known idea to change itself.  In much evidence now by the huge investment being made by IBM...

Location Context is Still Everything
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location Context is Still Everything

In K@W: Fairly obvious, back to the meaning of how different kinds of consumer contexts and  behaviors influence internet use.  We went into retail to examine it...

Nestle and Data Visualization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nestle and Data Visualization

Quite impressive view of data visualization methods in use at Nestle. Similarities to Business Sphere work at P&G, but appears to be more broadly used.   Implication...

People Are Not Very Good at Matching Photographs to People
From Schneier on Security

People Are Not Very Good at Matching Photographs to People

We have an error rate of about 15%: Professor Mike Burton, Sixth Century Chair in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen said: "Psychologists identified around...

Interesting Links 25 August 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 25 August 2014

Well I made it though going back to school. Teachers went back Tuesday, we saw our freshmen students briefly on Wednesday and had a full (very full) day of classes...

Overview of R: What is it?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Overview of R: What is it?

I have had a number of people ask me the question:  What is it?  Who uses it?  I have been surprised that some schools are not teaching it.  It seems more of aGood...

Rethinking Computer Aided Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Rethinking Computer Aided Design

Quite an interesting article, especially with regard to the integration with 3D printing." ... The future of computer-aided design (CAD) tools, in light of recent...

From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

Scholarships

ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs...

Guidelines for Great Data Visualizations
From The Eponymous Pickle

Guidelines for Great Data Visualizations

Good thoughts and examples. It is often too how the overall concept of the design works that makes the visualization good.  Further, consider the devices on which...

Supply Chain Management
From The Eponymous Pickle

Supply Chain Management

Brought to my attention:  the Wright State University Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.   Just spoke at their MS program for the fourth...

Largest Robot Swarm
From The Eponymous Pickle

Largest Robot Swarm

From Wired:  Another example of robotic swarms.  The idea might be to use a large number of relatively simple robotics to perform a task, the task might be sensory...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Why Is 290 Special?

How exceptions in theorems may affect their complexity Cropped from India Today source Manjul Bhargava is a mathematician who just won one of the 2014 Fields Medals...

Is the ACM "Retaliating" Against SOCG?
From My Biased Coin

Is the ACM "Retaliating" Against SOCG?

Friday afternoon Jeff Erickson posted at Making SOCG blog some "bad news".  Some background:  very recently, the Symposium on Computational Geometry, or SoCG, decided...

Big Data and Virtual Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data and Virtual Reality

In Forbes:  This sounds new, but we examined similar methods nearly a decade ago.  Is it useful to immerse yourself virtually in your data?  At the time it wasHere...
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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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