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What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica
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What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica

The road to the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal is strewn with failures.

Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017
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Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017

The SIGIR Student Liaison Program supports an environment in which all students thrive.

Keynotes at SIGIR 2017
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Keynotes at SIGIR 2017

This article summarizes the keynotes in the main session and from the Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval.

SIGIR 2017: Diversity and Inclusion
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SIGIR 2017: Diversity and Inclusion

This article describes activities to support diversity and inclusion at SIGIR 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

SIGIR 2017 Day 1: Neural Networks For IR
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SIGIR 2017 Day 1: Neural Networks For IR

Blog on a one-day tutorial on Neural Networks at SIGIR 2017.

ACM SIGIR 2017 Tokyo, Blog #1: Yokoso!
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ACM SIGIR 2017 Tokyo, Blog #1: Yokoso!

This is the first of a series of blogs on ACM SIGIR 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook
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Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook

Facebook, for the sake of its own business integrity and for the sake of the public, should give up any attempt to guarantee veracity in items posted by users.

What Happened?
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What Happened?

As forecasters attempt to understand exactly what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the data itself may hold vital clues.

Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.

The Life of a Computer Pioneer
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The Life of a Computer Pioneer

Obituary of F.L. Bauer, German informatics pioneer.

Socializing with Robots @ginza
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Socializing with Robots @ginza

Modern social robots are making their debut in our daily lives.

The Nips Experiment
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The Nips Experiment

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process twice, with results compared...

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

Little's Law in the Exascale Era
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Little's Law in the Exascale Era

When performance optimization, reliability requirements, and energy management are convolved with component costs, device physics, system software services and...

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...

What Does 'big Data' Mean?
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What Does 'big Data' Mean?

It is interesting to note that a substantial subset of the computer science community has redefined their research agenda to fit under the marketing banner of "Big...

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?  

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...

Possible Hadoop Trajectories
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Possible Hadoop Trajectories

Hadoop has spread rapidly in the last few years as a platform for parallel computation in Java, but we believe a lot of improvement will be required for serious...
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