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Latin America & Internet Security
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Latin America & Internet Security

How are our countries dealing with internet security issues? 

Cornell Economist Says Disaster Relief Workers Need AI Tools
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Cornell Economist Says Disaster Relief Workers Need AI Tools

 Economist Christopher B. Barrett has been developing decision trees to help CARE relief workers analyze conditions in disaster zones. They need more efficient...

More on Bridging the Gap Between Ecologists and Computer Scientists
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More on Bridging the Gap Between Ecologists and Computer Scientists

At the First Conference on Computational Sustainability, Cornell's Evan Cooch, evolutionary ecologist, describes what happened in the past when he asked an engineer...

Enviro Scientists Call on Comp Scientists to Bridge Gap in Solving NP-Hard Problems
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Enviro Scientists Call on Comp Scientists to Bridge Gap in Solving NP-Hard Problems

Environmental scientists are unaware of advances in computational complexity and have been limiting problems they tackle, but they are hopeful as result of First...

Matching Digital Photos to Identify Wildlife
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Matching Digital Photos to Identify Wildlife

Dutch Scientists create digital "collective intelligence" system to compare photos of animals' markings. 

Low-Cost Sensors Help People Turn 'Green'
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Low-Cost Sensors Help People Turn 'Green'

University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon researchers are building sensors for phones and homes that give people feedback on their habits and encourage them...

Framing the Right Problem For Water Fowl
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Framing the Right Problem For Water Fowl

 U.S. Geological Survey scientists describe their work, outlining complexity.

HPC: Making a Small Fortune
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HPC: Making a Small Fortune

There is an old joke in the high-performance computing community that begins with a question, “How do you make a small fortune in high-performance computing?” There...

Scientists Convene at First Computational Sustainability Meeting
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Scientists Convene at First Computational Sustainability Meeting

 Keynote Address at the First Computational Sustainability Meeting by Carla Gomes.

Windmills in the Water
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Windmills in the Water

A call to the computer science community for what a research agenda might look like for the role of information and communications technologies in energy, the environment...

E-Government in Latin America
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E-Government in Latin America

According to wikipedia: e-Government  is a diffused neologism used to refer to the use of information and communication technology to provide and improve government...

The Impact of APCS on ­Undergraduate CS Enrollment
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The Impact of APCS on ­Undergraduate CS Enrollment

The critics and detractors of the Advanced Placement exam in Computer Science (APCS) are many.  But the flaws of APCS most likely have no effect on undergraduate...

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In February, President Obama pegged Melissa Hathaway of the National Security Council to do a 60-day review of the nation’s cybersecurity policy. Midway through...

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing
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Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing

The developing world has lots of women in computing. Great talks at this week's NCWIT meeting explain why the difference.

Security Education Can Really Work (but Only If It's Done Right)
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Security Education Can Really Work (but Only If It's Done Right)

Although many people in computer security think that user education is hopeless, security education can really work, but only if it's done right. I report on a...

'There's an App For That,' and You Could Write It
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'There's an App For That,' and You Could Write It

The challenge of computing education today is convincing students that not every application is done and available for download.

Common Problems of SE Students in Latin America, Part 1
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Common Problems of SE Students in Latin America, Part 1

First part and introduction of an analysis to common problems faced by SE students in Latin America.

The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment
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The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment

We rarely talk about computers as "Electronic Brains" or "Thinking Machines." That seems presumptuous or audacious today.  Maybe that's exactly what we need to...

Results of IT in Education
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Results of IT in Education

Short review of the results of the implementation of information technologies in latin american education

What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?
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What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?

Someone may win the one million dollar Netflix Prize soon.  Will the winning algorithm produce movie recommendations that people like?
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