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Network as Nervous System
From The Eponymous Pickle

Network as Nervous System

A reasonable analogy for digital enterprise.    And Analytics should be the brain, placing the network n contexts to gather as much useful data as possible.  ...

Evaluating the Concept of Web Rank
From The Eponymous Pickle

Evaluating the Concept of Web Rank

Simple game based demonstration video about how search and in particular how web sites can be evaluated via their interconnections with hyperlinks.  Good to show...

Scalable Programming Projects
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Scalable Programming Projects

One of the things I look for in a project is that it is extensible. That means that a reasonable and simple version can be done but that students who want to do...

July August Analytics Magazine
From The Eponymous Pickle

July August Analytics Magazine

July August 2014 Analytics MagazineWhy Do Analytics Projects Fail? by Haluk Demirkan and Bulent DalNot just another IT project: Key considerations for deep analytics...

Dysfunctional Teams and Healthy Ecosystems
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dysfunctional Teams and Healthy Ecosystems

In FastCompany: An interesting view.   Somewhat over segmented.  Have seen some of these examples.   It then suggests healthier ecosystems.  Good idea, but also...

Augmented Collaboration: Cisco Spring Roll
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Collaboration: Cisco Spring Roll

Some of this discovered rather late, but Cisco provides new a prototype of collaboration features for its Telepresence brand.  Called Spring Roll.  Eweek discusses...

Securing the Nest Thermostat
From Schneier on Security

Securing the Nest Thermostat

A group of hackers are using a vulnerability in the Next thermostat to secure it against Nest's remote data collection....

From Computational Complexity

The Burden of Large Enrollments

This week I'm at the CRA Snowbird conference, the biennial meeting of CS chairs and other leaders in the field. In 2012 many of the discussion focused on MOOCS....

Potentially bogus freelancing advice
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Potentially bogus freelancing advice

For nearly 20 years, I have been freelancing: selling my skills as a free agent. I do very little freelancing these days, but I still regularly give advice to students...

Data Analytics Ranked High in C-Suite
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Analytics Ranked High in C-Suite

In Research Mag:     " ... 56% of consumer goods and retail business leaders cite data analytics as being important to their firm’s strategy, according to a recent...

Call to bring refugee-led innovation into humanitarian work
From Putting People First

Call to bring refugee-led innovation into humanitarian work

The humanitarian sector must lift barriers to user-led innovation by refugee communities if it is to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, says a new report...

One semi colon away from disaster
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

One semi colon away from disaster

At a recent workshop Alexander Repenning said that sometimes teaching programming is “one semi colon away from disaster.” How true that is. Minor syntax issues,...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Shifts In Algorithm Design

How to find approximate page rank fast, among other things Jennifer Chayes is the current director of a research lab in Cambridge—that is Cambridge Massachusetts—for...

Whats New in Social Science?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whats New in Social Science?

Am a long time reader of The Edge.    So What's new in social science?   Pretty massive and have only peeked at it, but take your time ...." ...  Now, for the first...

Fingerprinting Computers By Making Them Draw Images
From Schneier on Security

Fingerprinting Computers By Making Them Draw Images

Here's a new way to identify individual computers over the Internet. The page instructs the browser to draw an image. Because each computer draws the image slightly...

IT as Creatives in the Enterprise
From The Eponymous Pickle

IT as Creatives in the Enterprise

In CIO:  How could this not be so?  An efficient means to gather data, pass it to the parts of the entperprise that need it the most and leverage it with continually...

Simulating Cardiovascular Drugs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simulating Cardiovascular Drugs

The idea of this kind of in-silico drug testing has been around for a long time, we worked briefly with an effort at the University of California San Diego in a...

Facebook Buy Button Test
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facebook Buy Button Test

In Retailwire:  Will people buy directly on Facebook?  Possibly, but I have never see FB as a commercial context.   A test is underway.  " ... Users on desktop...

High Resolution Flexible Display
From The Eponymous Pickle

High Resolution Flexible Display

Flexible screens continue to emerge.  We examined them for applications like advanced packaging and integrated shelf displays.  Its likely now that they will be...

Watson and Academic Institutions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson and Academic Institutions

Have had some discussions on this concept.  There is considerable interest in academia, but the ideas have to be tied to course structure, AND be of real interest...
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Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
07.20.2014

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects …

The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
07.15.2014

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
07.14.2014

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

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