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In February, President Obama pegged Melissa Hathaway of the National Security Council to do a 60-day review of the nation’s cybersecurity policy. Midway through...

Building a Smarter Web
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Building a Smarter Web

As more information moves to the Web, we need better tools to manage it. Today's tools focus on static Web pages. However, I claim that the Web is becoming a platform...

Robotics in South America
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Robotics in South America

Webopedia defines robotics as: The field of computer science and engineering concerned with creating robots, devices that can move and react to sensory input. Robotics...

Helping Younger People Protect Themselves from Security Attacks
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Helping Younger People Protect Themselves from Security Attacks

One potentially disturbing trend that came out in a recent eCrime meeting is that younger people 18-24 years old seem to be more susceptible to phishing attacks...

Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises
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Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises

The Media Computation approach to introductory computing is mostly used for creative expression, but it can also lead to some surprises.

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing
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Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing

The developing world has lots of women in computing. Great talks at this week's NCWIT meeting explain why the difference.

Visibility Matters: Why You Need a Professional Web Page
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Visibility Matters: Why You Need a Professional Web Page

If you do research in computer science, you need to have a professional web page summarizing your research career.  Let me tell you why it matters, and what information...

Enjoying Reading Research
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Enjoying Reading Research

If you find reading research papers unpleasant, difficult, and boring, maybe it is time to try doing it differently.

High-Performance Computing: Where
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High-Performance Computing: Where

By definition, the raison d’être for high-performance computing is high performance, but floating point operations per second (FLOPS) need not be the only measure...

Common Problems of Se Students in Latin America, Part 2
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Common Problems of Se Students in Latin America, Part 2

Second part of this analysis of common problems faced by SE students in Latin America.

Designing Effective Security Warnings
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Designing Effective Security Warnings

How do we create effective security warnings that people don't just swat away? Here, I report on one line of research that examines this question.

Security Education Can Really Work (but Only If It's Done Right)
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Security Education Can Really Work (but Only If It's Done Right)

Although many people in computer security think that user education is hopeless, security education can really work, but only if it's done right. I report on a...

'There's an App For That,' and You Could Write It
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'There's an App For That,' and You Could Write It

The challenge of computing education today is convincing students that not every application is done and available for download.

Hello, Computer
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Hello, Computer

Reflections on the present and future of speech-based interfaces.

When Petascale Is Just Too Slow
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When Petascale Is Just Too Slow

Evolution or revolution, it’s the persistent question. Can we build reliable esascale systems from extrapolations of current technology or will new approaches be...

Common Problems of SE Students in Latin America, Part 1
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Common Problems of SE Students in Latin America, Part 1

First part and introduction of an analysis to common problems faced by SE students in Latin America.

What To Do With Those Idle Cores?
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What To Do With Those Idle Cores?

So many processors on our desktops.  Four cores, eight cores, soon we will see hundreds of cores.  Almost all of them are going to be idle most of the time.  If...

The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment
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The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment

We rarely talk about computers as "Electronic Brains" or "Thinking Machines." That seems presumptuous or audacious today.  Maybe that's exactly what we need to...

Results of IT in Education
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Results of IT in Education

Short review of the results of the implementation of information technologies in latin american education

What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?
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What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?

Someone may win the one million dollar Netflix Prize soon.  Will the winning algorithm produce movie recommendations that people like?
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