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Iranian Phishing
From Schneier on Security

Iranian Phishing

CitizenLab is reporting on Iranian hacking attempts against activists, which include a real-time man-in-the-middle attack against Google's two-factor authentication...

What Kinds of Questions Can We Answer?
From The Eponymous Pickle

What Kinds of Questions Can We Answer?

What kinds of questions can data science answer?  Fascinating piece by Microsoft Data Scientist. Very fundamental idea.   Good way to present the idea to management...

Accelerating Science with SciDB from NERSC
From insideHPC

Accelerating Science with SciDB from NERSC

Over at NERSC, Linda Vu writes that the SciDB open source database system is a powerful tool for helping scientists wrangle Big Data. "SciDB is an open source database...

The Growing ECEP Alliance
From Computer Science Teachers Association

The Growing ECEP Alliance

By: Mark Guzdial The NSF Alliance Expanding Computing Education Pathways has expanded dramatically over the last few months. There are now 11 states in our cohort...

On Seeking Knowledge of Causes
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Seeking Knowledge of Causes

Excellent CSIG talk today on causal Bayesian modeling in healthcare reasoning and elsewhere. Linkedin Group discussion at link here.   Slides and talk willat the...

Video: NASA Charts Sea Level Rise
From insideHPC

Video: NASA Charts Sea Level Rise

"Sea level rise is one of the most visible signatures of our changing climate, and rising seas have profound impacts on our nation, our economy and all of humanity...

Rescale Launches Cloud HPC Platform in Europe
From insideHPC

Rescale Launches Cloud HPC Platform in Europe

Today Rescale announced availability of its Europe region simulation and HPC platforms. As an HPC cloud provider, Rescale offers a software platform and hardware...

Computer-Aided Personalized Education Workshop
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computer-Aided Personalized Education Workshop

The CCC Computer-Aided Personalized Education (CAPE) Workshop will be held in Washington, DC on November 12-13th. The demand for education in STEM fields is exploding...

A CKO Pushing Change
From The Eponymous Pickle

A CKO Pushing Change

Always an interest, how do we promote valuable change and expertise, adapted to local context?How NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer Drives ChangeBy Carla O'Dell on...

Technology Making Social Skills more Important
From The Eponymous Pickle

Technology Making Social Skills more Important

In the HBR:   Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important  by Nicole Torres ... Automation anxiety reached new heights in 2013, when Carl Benedikt...

New Normal OS Privacy Policies
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Normal OS Privacy Policies

In ArsTechnica: Criticisms about the normal state of how operating systems are communicating back to their builders.  Under the guise of helping them improving"...

HLF2015 / Foghor Tanshi – This Year’s Women In Technology Pass-It-On Award Winner and HLF Attendee
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

HLF2015 / Foghor Tanshi – This Year’s Women In Technology Pass-It-On Award Winner and HLF Attendee

This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog. The 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and computer sciences, and takes...

From Computational Complexity

PACM

I serve on the conference committee of the ACM publications board and we've had extensive discussions on the question of the role of journals in publication venues...

Defending All the Targets Is Impossible
From Schneier on Security

Defending All the Targets Is Impossible

In the wake of the recent averted mass shooting on the French railroads, officials are realizing that there are just too many potential targets to defend. The sheer...

Mysteries, Experiences and Value of Unsupervised Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mysteries, Experiences and Value of Unsupervised Learning

I am reminded of  a conversation with a manager  early in my data analytics career when I mentioned using "unsupervised learning" ... .  He asked in essence:  How...

Intel Invests in BlueData for Spinning Up Spark Clusters on the Fly
From insideHPC

Intel Invests in BlueData for Spinning Up Spark Clusters on the Fly

Today Intel Corporation and BlueData announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as an additional equity investment in BlueData from...

Wi-Fi Aware as Beacon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wi-Fi Aware as Beacon

Don't know where it is  currently being used, but Wi-Fi Aware can be used like a beacon in retail like those using Bluetooth Smart, the technology behind AppleA...

From Grand Challenges to Critical Workflows
From insideHPC

From Grand Challenges to Critical Workflows

Geert Wenes writes in the Cray Blog that the next generation of Grand Challenges will focus on critical workflows for Exascale. "For every historical HPC grandFrom...

GMDC Connection
From The Eponymous Pickle

GMDC Connection

Brought back to my attention:  GMDC   " ... GMDC is the premier nonprofit global trade association dedicated to serving Health Beauty Wellness and General Merchandise...

Video: Parallella – The Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer on the Planet
From insideHPC

Video: Parallella – The Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer on the Planet

"Supercomputing should be available for everyone who wants it. With that mission in mind, a team of engineers created Parallella, an 18-core supercomputer that’s...
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