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Can Research Universities Become Exponential?
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Can Research Universities Become Exponential?

We argue that exponential research and exponential teaching may exert mutual influence and foster each other, creating together the exponential research university...

Towards Equity in K-12 Computer Science Education: Consistency, Cumulativity and Competencies
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Towards Equity in K-12 Computer Science Education: Consistency, Cumulativity and Competencies

To address structural barriers in Computer Science education, school districts are now looking beyond the need for specific courses or tools. They are developing...

3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality
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3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality

Computer Science education is inequitable. The least-prepared students are going to be hurt the most in online teaching. We have to make change now.

The Software that Led to the Lockdown
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The Software that Led to the Lockdown

One of the key drivers for the decision to lockdown the U.K. in late March 2020 was a computational epidemiological model developed at Imperial College, London....

Restoring Industry Participation in Computer Science Conferences
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Restoring Industry Participation in Computer Science Conferences

When I complained at ISCA 2019 about a lack of papers on real industrial products, I was assigned to help fix the problem.

Ten Challenges of Data Science Education
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Ten Challenges of Data Science Education

We highlight 10 challenges of data science education, clustered into three categories: (a) Discipline, (b) Skills, and (c) Environment.  

Computing Ethics and Teaching It
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Computing Ethics and Teaching It

Ethics can and should be presented to computer science students in appropriate ways.

'Underrepresented Minority' Considered Harmful, Racist Language
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'Underrepresented Minority' Considered Harmful, Racist Language

The foundation of any collective action, of any community, is language. It influences how we feel, react, and understand.

The Advantages of Teaching Soft Skills to CS Undergrads Online
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The Advantages of Teaching Soft Skills to CS Undergrads Online

On the added value of teaching an online soft skills course to undergrad computer science students.

Technology in the Time of Cataclysms
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Technology in the Time of Cataclysms

How is the development of technology, and its more basic cousin science, affected during such cataclysmic times?

Automatic Translators are Not Really Capable of Learning
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Automatic Translators are Not Really Capable of Learning

One does not get the impression the Google Translate and DeepL translation programs are self-learning and have made real progress.

CS Teachers, It's (Past) Time To Learn About Race
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CS Teachers, It's (Past) Time To Learn About Race

We need to send the message that we are willing to change CS education in order to address historic and systemic inequities.

The Virus Analogy and Validation
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The Virus Analogy and Validation

The comparison between organic viruses and computer viruses is compelling.  But why?

The Remote Revolution Has to be Driven by Output, Not Salaries
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The Remote Revolution Has to be Driven by Output, Not Salaries

The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us all for a loop and forced countless companies to shutter their offices, warehouses, and everything else.  Working...

Is A (Nearly) Zero-Cost Model Plausible for Science and Engineering Programs?
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Is A (Nearly) Zero-Cost Model Plausible for Science and Engineering Programs?

Is a skill-based, multi-level win-win, and (almost) zero-cost model for undergraduate science and engineering programs in a research university plausible?

The World's Largest Commercial Cylindrical Slide Rule has a Scale Length of 24m
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The World's Largest Commercial Cylindrical Slide Rule has a Scale Length of 24m

The world's largest mass-produced cylindrical slide rules come from Loga-Calculator AG in Zurich/Uster, Switzerland.

Hacking the Axis
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Hacking the Axis

The role of early high-performance computing capabilities in World War II.

Students Get the Idea They're Unwanted When There Are Enrollment Barriers: Touring the Best of SIGCSE 2020
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Students Get the Idea They're Unwanted When There Are Enrollment Barriers: Touring the Best of SIGCSE 2020

Best paper awardee at SIGCSE 2020 on the impacts on first-year students of competitive enrollment.

The COVID Catalyst
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The COVID Catalyst

The coronavirus pandemic has once again demonstrated the great vulnerability of social and economic systems to microbes.
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