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August 2015


From Communications of the ACM

Permissionless Innovation

Permissionless Innovation

Seeking a better approach to pharmaceutical research and development.


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Security for Mobile and Cloud Frontiers in Healthcare

Security for Mobile and Cloud Frontiers in Healthcare

Designers and developers of healthcare information technologies must address preexisting security vulnerabilities and undiagnosed future threats.


From Communications of the ACM

Understanding the U.S. Domestic Computer Science Ph.D. Pipeline

Understanding the U.S. Domestic Computer Science Ph.D. Pipeline

Two studies provide insights into how to increase the number of domestic doctoral students in U.S. computer science programs.


From Communications of the ACM

Hickory Dickory Doc

Hickory Dickory Doc

On null encryption and automated documentation.


From Communications of the ACM

Learning Through Computational Creativity

Learning Through Computational Creativity

Improving learning and achievement in introductory computer science by incorporating creative thinking into the curriculum.

Blog at CACM
What It's Like to Win the Turing Award
What It's Like to Win the Turing Award
07.24.2015

Michael Stonebraker is an adjunct professor in the Massachussetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and recipient …

Top 10 Myths about Teaching Computer Science
Top 10 Myths about Teaching Computer Science
07.14.2015

Let's put some evidence behind those summertime faculty email list battles about CS teaching.

The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)
The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)
07.06.2015

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

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07.31.2015

Six years might seem like a long time to spend …

For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
07.31.2015

She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese …

Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker on the Future of Taming Big Data
Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker on the Future of Taming Big Data
07.31.2015

2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker says the …

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