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On Successful Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Successful Innovation

Related to topics like Should we build a physical or virtual place to emphasize innovation.  Or should the process be more or less deliberate?    I agree that culture...

Social Robot for the Home: Jibo
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Robot for the Home: Jibo

The idea of a social, family robot is an interesting idea. None I have I have ever seen has worked very well, or has been very comforting.   Shades of Kismet from...

Deanonymizing Taxi Passenger and Fare Data
From Schneier on Security

Deanonymizing Taxi Passenger and Fare Data

Interesting essay on the sorts of things you can learn from anonymized taxi passenger and fare data....

Disruptor Foundation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Disruptor Foundation

A note from colleague Julie Anixter reminded me of the Disruptor Foundation, where she is executive in residence.  "  .... Co-founded by Professor Clayton Christensen...

Online TV Tracked Across Devices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Online TV Tracked Across Devices

Expected next step." ... Showing all viewers the same commercial six minutes into, say, an episode of "Modern Family" might soon be over. If you're watching itA...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Submits Comments On National Privacy Research Strategy

On October 17, comments closed on a Request for Information from the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program.  Agencies in...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Spurring Innovation in Healthcare using MOOCS

The following is a guest post by Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her collaborators...

Swash Gathers in-Store Display Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Swash Gathers in-Store Display Data

A thread here since 07, the Swash brand, continues to move on.   Now the collaboration between Whirlpool and P&G that removes clothing wrinkles is using a method...

Whisper Tracks Users
From Schneier on Security

Whisper Tracks Users

The Guardian has reported that the app Whisper tracks users, and then published a second article explaining what it knows after Whisper denied the story. Here's...

Picking Good Variable Names
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Picking Good Variable Names

Actually picking any sort of name is important in programming but we can focus on variable names for a bit. The CS Teaching Tips team tweets and posts a lot ofvariable...

From Computational Complexity

Martin Gardner Centennial

Martin Gardner was born on October 21, 1914, so today is his Centennial (he died on May 22, 2010, at the age of 95). We've mentioned him in the blog before:  ...

More Crypto Wars II
From Schneier on Security

More Crypto Wars II

FBI Director James Comey again called for an end to secure encryption by putting in a backdoor. Here's his speech: There is a misconception that building a lawful...

From Computational Complexity

Algorithms that never get coded up

(There was a passing ref to this topic in the comments to one of Scott's blogs, so I thought I would pick up the theme.) When I teach Formal Lang Theory I endCould...

Getting to Know the Chief Data Officer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Getting to Know the Chief Data Officer

Working with the complexity of data and its application to analytics is increasingly complex." ... The transformative power of data and analytics is being harnessed...

AI Becomes Cognitive. Is it Now Ready for Sustained Value?
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Becomes Cognitive. Is it Now Ready for Sustained Value?

Is AI finally ready to roll?  Again? Spent years in the 90s working on it, with successes but also ultimately descent into a winter of discontent.  Back then there...

Web Style Analytics in the Retail Store
From The Eponymous Pickle

Web Style Analytics in the Retail Store

Good Forrester report, requires registration." ... Retail stores have been living in the analytical "dark ages" in comparison to digital channels, using metrics...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requested that the National Research Council (NRC) carry out a study examining anticipated priorities for advanced computing...

Channels Become Apps as Advertising Changes Forever
From The Eponymous Pickle

Channels Become Apps as Advertising Changes Forever

In Adage:   Remarkable piece about the conversion to digital TV happening now, and how it will change advertising.  And create a new flood of advertising data."...

Decision Trees–Possible Interesting Coding Project
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Decision Trees–Possible Interesting Coding Project

I found this interesting flowchart for determining where one should eat Thanksgiving. It’s pretty complete which also means it’s complicated. I guess if you know...

Chef Watson as an Advisor
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chef Watson as an Advisor

Just received early access to IBM's Chef Watson Beta this past week.  I have been testing, not for recipe development, but with an eye to how it's structure could...
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
10.26.2014

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

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?"

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