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Technology Transfer: A Contact Sport
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Technology Transfer: A Contact Sport

The success or failure of technology transfer depends on many factors. No single mechanism is guaranteed to succeed, though there are many mechanisms that are likely...

Grace Hopper Conference 2010
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Grace Hopper Conference 2010

On Wednesday I began GHC 2010 by attending a gathering of people who are planning regional celebrations of women in computing.

Talking With PCAST
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Talking With PCAST

I told three stories at PCAST — The Google Story, Model Checking, and Machine Learning — as a way to illustrate the importance of sustained federal funding of basic...

Old Geeks Never Die, They Just Get Grumpier
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Old Geeks Never Die, They Just Get Grumpier

With age comes wisdom, or so they say.  But when we geeks age, does it make us wiser or just grumpier?

Why Peer Review Matters
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Why Peer Review Matters

At the most recent Snowbird conference, there was a plenary session during which the panelists and audience discussed the peer review processes in computing research...

Mind Meld in Group Decision Making
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Mind Meld in Group Decision Making

Social computing remains a hot research topic, and basic research on understanding group decision making and conditions under which crowdsourcing can lead to advantages...

Why Is Great Design So Hard (Part Two)?
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Why Is Great Design So Hard (Part Two)?

Previously, I asked the question of why great design is so hard to integrate in organizations. In this article, I take a look at how Apple does design, and what...

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.

On Software U­pdates and Version Changes
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On Software U­pdates and Version Changes

Since the beginning of software industry, developers have produced updates for their products on a regular basis. How do these updates affect the software itself...

Remembering Internet Dogs
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Remembering Internet Dogs

An iconic cartoon by Peter Steiner, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1993, captured the nature of the nascent Internet. It shows a dog seated at a computer,...

Computer Science Left out of National Academies Report
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Computer Science Left out of National Academies Report

 The new draft framework from the National Research Council on "science, engineering, and technology" makes no mention of computer science.

Why Is Great Design So Hard?
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Why Is Great Design So Hard?

Why is good design so hard to accomplish for organizations? People are coming to the realization that design really matters, but it's not that they don't want to...

In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico
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In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico

These “grand challenges” of systems biology encompass almost every aspect of modern computing, from numerical and symbolic methods through data management and analytics...

Interface Design For New Mothers
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Interface Design For New Mothers

Why is there so little research into interface design for new mothers? Interface designers—hear my cry! Here are some pointers for designing interfaces for mothers...

2010 Edition of Campus Party Colombia
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2010 Edition of Campus Party Colombia

A quick look at this special event in Colombia at which people breathe, eat, and sweat technology.

Hope vs. Fear: Privacy Challenges in Online Health Communities
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Hope vs. Fear: Privacy Challenges in Online Health Communities

 The difficulty in creating privacy controls in online health communities represents the struggle between hope and fear.

CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems
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CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems

One of the goals of this years Computers Freedom and Privacy conference is to ask the question, "Can we be 'smart' and private?"  Wednesday's panel onIntellegent...

CFP: Activism and Social Networking Advocating For Privacy
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CFP: Activism and Social Networking Advocating For Privacy

The Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP) continued Tuesday afternoon with a panel called Activism and Social Networking: Advocating for Privacy.  Panelists...

CFP: Opening Plenary Privacy and Free Speech
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CFP: Opening Plenary Privacy and Free Speech

The opening plenary of this year's Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP) had a decidedly business orientation.  Titled "Privacy and Free Speech: It's Good...

Robots: From 'What If' to 'Now That'
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Robots: From 'What If' to 'Now That'

Our panel at CFP will explore how robotics implicates civil liberties today, and in the near term. We will discuss issues from the ethical ramifications of robots...
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