These days we are witnessing a gold rush to the shining, promising new trillions of dollars market consisting of 30-50 billion devices interconnecting anything....Kemal Delic From Blog@Ubiquity | December 2, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Legends like John McCarthy, Edsger Dijkstra and John Backus made significant impacts in the field and shaped modern computing as we know it today. By developing...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | November 25, 2015 at 10:26 AM
We should never forget the roots of our profession, and humble programmers should remember who made modern computing.
The post Who is Big in Computing – Part 1?...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | November 12, 2015 at 10:33 AM
While it may come as a surprise, today RISC architecture computer systems dominate the mobile computing landscape. It has been 40 years in the making.
The post ...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | October 30, 2015 at 12:59 PM
The Harvard Theory of Computation group has postdocs. This year, besides our usual general call for postdocs, we are also inaugurating the Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | October 16, 2015 at 03:33 PM
While grappling with mechanics of writing, we all too often lose sight of another important insight into effective communication.
The post What Can Paragons ofBLOG...Philip Yaffe From Blog@Ubiquity | October 14, 2015 at 12:34 PM
Harvard's CS search ad is apparently up and out. We're eagerly awaiting applications....https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6497The Harvard John A.http...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | October 14, 2015 at 10:51 AM
The ability to pivot is a sign of agility. As technology continue to rapidly advance, how close are Google and Apple to pivoting?
The post Are Google and AppleBLOG...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | September 24, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Andreessen Horowitz had another Academic Roundtable, which I've written about in previous years (here, here). For me, the most exciting session was on VirtualMatthew...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | September 24, 2015 at 11:05 AM
We're still waiting for flying cars to materialize as a mass-market product. Why? The answer lies in computer technology—or the lack thereof.
The post Will theBLOG...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | September 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM
CS125, the "new", "honors-ish" Algorithms and Complexity course, got off to a good start today. The room was full with not enough seats for people, the students...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | September 3, 2015 at 01:40 PM
Can robots be trusted to make better decisions than humans? Sometimes automation can be a matter or life or death.
The post Can Robots Be Trusted? appeared first...Lewis Perelman From Blog@Ubiquity | September 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM
There's a fun pair of viewpoints in the September CACM by Jeffrey Ullman and myself on experiments in computer science research, with him addressing systems conferences...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | August 25, 2015 at 05:09 PM
The physical Internet is evolving away from resiliency toward fragility and vulnerability. A broken Internet means flawed cybersecurity.
The post Why Physical Cyber...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 24, 2015 at 11:52 AM
As some of you know, I was recently elected to the position of SIGACT (ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory) Chair. So some part ofpreview...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | August 21, 2015 at 09:05 PM
The future of technology is government regulation—NOT unbridled technology.
The post The Future of Tech is Regulation appeared first on BLOG@UBIQUITY.Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM
If we want to advance the art and science of software development, we should direct our attention to the insect world of stigmergy.
The post Why Can’t Programmers...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 4, 2015 at 09:55 AM
In pursuit of scientific understanding, too often we forget our level of know-how is far more important than our know-what.
The post Why We Don’t Know Know-HowBLOG...Peter Denning From Blog@Ubiquity | July 22, 2015 at 02:44 PM
Computer systems used to be weak, so we had to make their world simple and standardized. They now can handle almost endless complexity—but we still need to understand...Espen Andersen From Blog@Ubiquity | July 15, 2015 at 06:14 PM
At some point, I'm convinced the "conference structure" is going to fall apart.Case in point -- I haven't bought my tickets yet for SIGCOMM because, unless I'm...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | July 3, 2015 at 11:07 AM