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Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds
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Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds

  In 1959, the colorful and brilliant physicist, Richard Feynman, gave a seminal lecture to the American Physical Society entitled, "There's Plenty of Room at...

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 .

DBMSs for Science Applications: A Possible Solution
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DBMSs for Science Applications: A Possible Solution

Quite a few scientists who deal with the processing and storage of large amounts of data are unhappy with relational DBMSs. Here are several reasons why—and a possible...

Open Source in Latin America -Venezuela I
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Open Source in Latin America -Venezuela I

An introduction to open source and its applications in South America.

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Computers for public schools

It's been a while since several Latin countries decided to start programs to deliver computers and to connect all public schools to the Internet providing access...

Google Android Authentication
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Google Android Authentication

I recently saw a Google Android phone at HotMobile 2009 and was intrigued by the drawing-based authentication mechanism built in. Basically, there's a 3x3 grid...

Three Misconceptions About Human-Computer Interaction
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Three Misconceptions About Human-Computer Interaction

Three misconceptions about the field of human-computer interaction, as observed by an AI researcher turned HCI researcher in a large corporate research lab

Making the Case for an ACM Fellow
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Making the Case for an ACM Fellow

Every year there are surely some qualified candidates for ACM Fellow who are rejected because their nomination and endorsements do not make the case as effectively...

Pipelining, Computing Innovation And Economic Growth
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Pipelining, Computing Innovation And Economic Growth

In this economic downturn, as everyone looks with a wary eye at discretionary spending, it is instructive to consider the role of computing technology and innovation...

 Open Source in Latin America
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Open Source in Latin America

An introduction to open source and its applications in south america.

Usable Privacy and Security
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Usable Privacy and Security

We are facing an increasing number of security failures, not because of problems with encryption algorithms, network protocols, or system implementations, but rather...

Compute for America
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Compute for America

The United States certainly needs more and better computing educators, but that alone may not be enough to turn around declining enrollments in computing.

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.

A Simple View of the Budget Process
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A Simple View of the Budget Process

An abstract view of how NSF gets its money, in the context of the federal budget process.
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