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Apocalypse No! (Part 2)
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Apocalypse No! (Part 2)

Catastrophism and reliance on dubious studies have no place in serious discussions of software engineering.

Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!
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Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!

Don't miss out on the chance to nominate someone for an Athena Award from ACM-W.

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.

A Fundamental Duality of Software Engineering
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A Fundamental Duality of Software Engineering

What is the value of that function for x = 6?

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...

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?"  

Turing's Sunflowers
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Turing's Sunflowers

It's the Turing Centenary Year. Why not plant a sunflower to celebrate? Manchester University, Manchester Science Festival and the Museum of Science and Industry...

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole of Bad Science
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Avoiding the Rabbit Hole of Bad Science

The scandal surrounding the recently published so-called empirical evidence for precognition has caused psychologists to reconsider the way they analyze their data...

Judea Pearl Wins 2011 ACM Turing Award
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Judea Pearl Wins 2011 ACM Turing Award

Judea Pearl, professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the winner of the 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award.  

COLT/ICML Open Problems and ICML Instructions
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COLT/ICML Open Problems and ICML Instructions

Open problems will be presented in a joint session in the evening of the COLT/ICML overlap day. If you have a difficult, theoretically definable problem in machine...

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John McCarthy

The contributions and personality of John McCarthy, one of the pioneers of computer science.

Why We Compute
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Why We Compute

Why do we, as researchers and practitioners, have this deep and abiding love of computing? Why do we compute? I suspect it is a deeper, more primal yearning, one...

Watts Humphrey: In Honor of a Pioneer
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Watts Humphrey: In Honor of a Pioneer

Watts Humphrey left us a few weeks ago. His contributions to professional software engineering have been essential.

Can Randomly Generated Code Fix Software Bugs?
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Can Randomly Generated Code Fix Software Bugs?

Can the principles of evolution be applied to software code and used to improve it? Stephanie Forrest thinks so—and has some encouraging data to prove it.  

A Tale of A Serious Attempt At P≠NP
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A Tale of A Serious Attempt At P≠NP

This is a discussion of the recent claimed proof that P≠NP by Vinay Deolalikar.

Lessons Learned, or Not
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Lessons Learned, or Not

Many of the techniques for better programming have been there for a long time.

Canaima, Venezuela's Linux Distro Venezuela Ii
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Canaima, Venezuela's Linux Distro Venezuela Ii

Second part of Venezuela open source experience, this time a short talk about Canaima, the linux debian distro for public entities .

How I Define Systems Engineer
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How I Define Systems Engineer

A short talk about the definition of systems engineering in Colombia.
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