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Simplifying Communication
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Simplifying Communication

How often have you picked up a scholarly journal in a discipline far removed from your expertise, only to be stymied and mystified by the disciplinary jargon?  We...

Nerdy Strutting: How to Put Women Off the Tech Industry
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Nerdy Strutting: How to Put Women Off the Tech Industry

A reflection on how interaction patterns in the tech industry might be off putting to women even if they are not offensive or explicitly exclusive.

Innovation For Jobs
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Innovation For Jobs

As technology continues to eliminate some jobs, how can we use innovation to create more?

Software Engineering in the Venice of the North
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Software Engineering in the Venice of the North

ESEC-FSE 2013 (in Saint Petersburg,, 18-26 August) is the place to be for software engineering in 2013.

Who Earned First Computer Science Ph.D.?
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Who Earned First Computer Science Ph.D.?

Guest blogger Ralph L. London describes his efforts to provide a more accurate historical record of the first computer science Ph.D.s in the United States.

Conferences: Publication, Communication, Sanction
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Conferences: Publication, Communication, Sanction

Conferences have three roles; these roles should be separated.

Computer Science: Filling the Education Pipeline Gap
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Computer Science: Filling the Education Pipeline Gap

Computer Science Education Week 2012 Chair Ruthe Farmer talks about the importance of CS education and looks to you to pledge your support.

Little Miss Geek
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Little Miss Geek

Belinda Parmar's book Little Miss Geek highlights the gender imbalances within the tech industry, offering practical suggestions of how businesses can overcome...

Exciting 'Big Data' Medical Applications
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Exciting 'Big Data' Medical Applications

A quick look at two exciting medical applications of big data analysis.

HPC, Big Data and the Peloponnesian War
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HPC, Big Data and the Peloponnesian War

We need a concord and strategic research investment plan that recognizes the shared importance of HPC and big data. Both warrant investments in basic research,...

Priming, Assimilation Bias, Social Proof in Social Media
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Priming, Assimilation Bias, Social Proof in Social Media

As the US election draws near, what is the role that social media play in this political process?  How do social theories and psychological tendencies affect the...

Why Isn't There More Computer Science in ­U.S. High Schools?
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Why Isn't There More Computer Science in ­U.S. High Schools?

 Seems like a simple question, but there are lots of factors that prevent US high school students from getting access to computer science.

Intermittent Net and Mobile/Cloud Development
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Intermittent Net and Mobile/Cloud Development

Intermittent Net: The Importance of Distributed Thinking in Mobile/Cloud Application Development (and Usage)

Daniel Spielman Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Award
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Daniel Spielman Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Award

Daniel Spielman, Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Science at Yale University, is the latest computer scientist to receive a...

Research {Preposition} Infrastructure
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Research {Preposition} Infrastructure

Computing research and advanced computing infrastructure–each is dependent on the other in a myriad of subtle and complex ways, yet each is profoundly different...

Nomenclaturing: Let's Ture to the Max!
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Nomenclaturing: Let's Ture to the Max!

Christos Papadimitriou's recently published reminiscences include the fascinating story of how he learned about Turing Machines: As a bored undergraduate in a Greek...

Computer Science Jobs and Education: Presentation Slides
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Computer Science Jobs and Education: Presentation Slides

Many of you have expressed the desire for a simple slide deck that you can use in various contexts to make the case for the need for increased computing enrollments...

Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?
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Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?

One of the most popular panels at Snowbird was "Publication Models in Computing Research: Is a Change Needed? Are We Ready for a Change?"  

Conferences vs. Journals in Computer Science: An Alternative Perspective from Education
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Conferences vs. Journals in Computer Science: An Alternative Perspective from Education

What if computer science conferences required proposals for presentations and then selected some for consideration in journals and book chapters?  

John L. Hennessy on 'the Coming Tsunami in Educational Technology'
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John L. Hennessy on 'the Coming Tsunami in Educational Technology'

Stanford president John L. Hennessy delivered a provocative keynote speech, "The Coming Tsunami in Educational Technology," about the uncertain future of higher...
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