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My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely
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My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely

Although there are daunting technical challenges posed by big data in science and engineering, the social and economic challenges are just as difficult, though...

­U.S. Women in Computing: Why Isn't It Getting Better?
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­U.S. Women in Computing: Why Isn't It Getting Better?

We've known for over a decade that there are too few women in computing in the U.S., but recent reports point out that it's not getting better: Not in any academic...

No, Maybe, Yes, Obviously: Telling the Future the Past
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No, Maybe, Yes, Obviously: Telling the Future the Past

The Kubler-Ross model of the stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — is sometimes an apt description of the culture change required...

The Call to Teach Computing to Everyone
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The Call to Teach Computing to Everyone

Major media sites are exploring the idea of teaching computer science to everyone, as a requirement for understanding one's world.

Hot Job Market For Computer Science Graduates
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Hot Job Market For Computer Science Graduates

The newest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections predict that the already hot job market for computing professionals will become even hotter this decade. 

NITRD 20: A Day in Your Life
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NITRD 20: A Day in Your Life

Progress in information technology over the past 20 years has dramatically changed our lives — in our daily routine, at play, and at work. 

Happy 20th Birthday to NITRD!
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Happy 20th Birthday to NITRD!

The theme of NITRD's 20th birthday symposium was to recognize that in just 20 years, computing research has made astounding progress and has had an astounding impact...

Design Adventures in a Children
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Design Adventures in a Children

The first in a series of articles about the design process used in a technology and play project in a children's hospital.

Most Smartphone Apps Are Spyware
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Most Smartphone Apps Are Spyware

Why does  this flashlight app use an Internet connection? Why does this Bible quotes app want my location data? Why does this game want my contacts list?

Research Data Sustainability and Access
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Research Data Sustainability and Access

The dramatic growth of research data, the collaborative nature of international research, expectations for economic returns, and disciplinary differences all make...

Is the Computer Security Community Barking ­Up the Wrong Trees?
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Is the Computer Security Community Barking ­Up the Wrong Trees?

There's a big mismatch right now between what the data says about computer security vulnerabilities and what kind of research is being done and products offered...

Planting Seeds in the Field of Knowledge
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Planting Seeds in the Field of Knowledge

In these challenging economic times, universities are under great stress--economically, politically, and socially. It is tempting for those of us in computing to...

Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper
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Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper

Sheryl Sandberg gave the opening keynote at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and spoke about why careers in technology are important and why it...

A Futuristic Health IT Scenario
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A Futuristic Health IT Scenario

Our technology is the change agent for healthcare in the future.

Celebrate Open Access Week With ACM
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Celebrate Open Access Week With ACM

Help your papers reach a wide audience with ACM's new service: Author-Izer.

Connecting Science to Society
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Connecting Science to Society

As America debates how to get through these tough economic times, research funding for science and engineering may get lost in the clamor. Here are some suggestions...

Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores
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Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores

Does it help to bring computers into the classroom? So far, there seems to be little evidence that it does.

Yes, Computer Scientists Are Hypercritical
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Yes, Computer Scientists Are Hypercritical

Are computer scientists hypercritical? Are we more critical than scientists and engineers in other disciplines? Some numbers from the National Science Foundation...

Somebody
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Somebody

Stanford University has very visibly started pushing mass teaching in AI,  machine learning, and databases.

The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication
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The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication

Publication is about helping the advancement of humankind. Let us take this basis for granted and look at the other, possibly less glamorous aspects. Publication...
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