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December 2012


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Technical Perspective: High-Level Data Structures

This lifting of data structure thinking to the relational level has long inspired computer scientists. In "An Introduction to Data Representation Synthesis," the authors aim at elevating data structure programming to the relational…


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An Introduction to Data Representation Synthesis

An Introduction to Data Representation Synthesis

We consider the problem of specifying combinations of data structures with complex sharing in a manner that is declarative and results in provably correct code.


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Natural Algorithms and Influence Systems

Natural Algorithms and Influence Systems

Algorithms lay the grounds for numerical simulations and, crucially, provide a powerful framework for their analysis. The new area of natural algorithms may reprise in the life sciences the role differential equations have long…


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Technical Perspective: Natural Algorithms in a Networked World

How do birds flock and fish school? How do individuals in a social network reach agreement, even though they are often only influenced by other like-minded individuals? How can one engineer a swarm of robots to behave like…

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