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Wearable Data in the Medical Record
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wearable Data in the Medical Record

In Forbes: Wearables and analytical value.  Should they be in the medical record?" ... The great promise of wearables for medicine includes the opportunity for...

Accountability as a Security System
From Schneier on Security

Accountability as a Security System

At a CATO surveillance event last month, Ben Wittes talked about inherent presidential powers of surveillance with this hypothetical: "What should Congress have...

Pfizer uses ethnography and medical anthropology in drug development process
From Putting People First

Pfizer uses ethnography and medical anthropology in drug development process

In 2013 Pfizer leadership realized that to better enable patient engagement throughout the entirety of the drug discovery, development, and delivery process, the...

Legislating For Unicorns
From Wild WebMink

Legislating For Unicorns

When Julian Huppert MP (Lib-Dem) asked the Home Secretary Theresa May MP (Con) if banning encryption – as the Prime Minister had been interpreted as saying – is...

Microsoft survey in 12 countries highlights people’s concerns about privacy
From Putting People First

Microsoft survey in 12 countries highlights people’s concerns about privacy

Microsoft’s second annual survey (pdf) of Internet users around the world has many obvious insights on the benefits of technology for how people shop, work, learn...

Turning a Boring Task into a Game
From The Eponymous Pickle

Turning a Boring Task into a Game

A classic reason for gamifying a task.  In the news today:  The Airport Scanner game shows how you can get millions of people to perform the luggage scanning task...

Time for Big Anthropology
From Putting People First

Time for Big Anthropology

Numbers don’t tell us everything we need to know [in health care], writes strategic consultant Dan Beckham. We must also consider human culture: “That’s often the...

US Law Enforcement Also Conducting Mass Telephone Surveillance
From Schneier on Security

US Law Enforcement Also Conducting Mass Telephone Surveillance

Late last year, in a criminal case involving export violations, the US government disclosed a mysterious database of telephone call records that it had queried...

Unilever Shares Selfies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever Shares Selfies

In Internet Retailer: Another example of shoppers using their phones to explore the marketing space.   It is much done already, but how are the results managed,...

AI Arrives, Worries People
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Arrives, Worries People

In Wired, discussing an arrival of AI and how it worries people.  I remember that this was warned of  in the late 80s as well.   Now we have marched down the road...

A Comic About Grace Hopper
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

A Comic About Grace Hopper

Ramya from Udemy shared a neat little comic with me about Grace Hopper, and said I could share it here.  You can look at the comic on their website, too, whereView...

Emotional Ads more Impactful in Wealthier Nations
From The Eponymous Pickle

Emotional Ads more Impactful in Wealthier Nations

Perhaps Obvious.  But have never seen a study attempting to quantify it.  In Research Live Magazine." ... A paper published in the Journal of Advertising Research...

From Computational Complexity

The two defintions of Chomsky Normal Form

I have eight  textbooks on Formal Lang Theory on my desk.  Six of them define a CFG to be in Chomsky Normal Form if every production is of the form either A-->BC...

Gesture Sensing Armband
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gesture Sensing Armband

In Engadget:    Have been looking at applications of gestural interfaces to analytics  " ....  Muscle-sensing Myo gesture armband will be on Amazon this quarter...

Kroger Digital Strategy to Save Customers Time and Money
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Digital Strategy to Save Customers Time and Money

More on Kroger Digital Strategy.    " ... Kroger keeps studying online shopping because 60 percent of all consumers consider trips to the grocery store their least...

Interesting Links 19 January 2015
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 19 January 2015

School is out today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Semester exams start tomorrow. I think I’m ready. I hope my students are ready.  I do have a couple of...

The agency is dead. Long live the agency.
From Putting People First

The agency is dead. Long live the agency.

The traditional agency model is physically more than alive on a small scale, but mentally has been stagnating, writes Tobias van Schneider, Product Design Lead...

In the age of the Internet of Things, all products are software products
From Putting People First

In the age of the Internet of Things, all products are software products

Esko Kilpi, the principal of Esko Kilpi Ltd, a leading research and consultancy firm focusing on the art of interaction, science of social complexity and the design...

Behavioural Economics and Health: Nudging Toward a Culture of Wellness
From Putting People First

Behavioural Economics and Health: Nudging Toward a Culture of Wellness

Behavioural Economics and Health: Nudging Toward a Culture of Wellness Report by David Verbeeten The Conference Board of Canada, 52 pages, January 15, 2015 This...

Structural Data Objects
From The Eponymous Pickle

Structural Data Objects

Interesting piece.   I recall working on something like this for the construction of a competitive analysis database.    Though it was not called a structural data...
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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)
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Some musings on practices that can help create a positive educational environment for all students in a class.

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