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Microsoft announcement of EAI in India
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Microsoft announcement of EAI in India

Today, International Mother Language Day, we announced support for EAI in Office 365 and Outlook.com.  We are focusing on Outlook and webmail for now, though we...

Some Notes on "Learned Bloom Filters"
From My Biased Coin

Some Notes on "Learned Bloom Filters"

About a month ago, a draft paper was put out on arxiv called The Case for Learned Indexed Structures by the people at Google Brain.  The paper has received some...

Double-blind, ALENEX
From My Biased Coin

Double-blind, ALENEX

I wanted to point people to a pair of blog posts (Part 1, Part 2) by Suresh Venkatasubramanian at the geomblog discussing the experience of having the ALENEX conference...

2017 in Review: UASG Continues Its Mission
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

2017 in Review: UASG Continues Its Mission

By Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) 2017 was an important year for the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG)...

Harvard CS Concentrators Jump Again
From My Biased Coin

Harvard CS Concentrators Jump Again

During my time as Area Dean for computer science, the number of computer science majors at Harvard more than doubled.  Growth has continued, and according to the...

BARC, Copenhagen
From My Biased Coin

BARC, Copenhagen

A few summers ago, I had an opportunity to visit Copenhagen, and work with Rasmus Pagh for a month.   I (and the family) liked it so much we went back the nextAarhus...

Simulated Annealing for JPEG Quantization
From My Biased Coin

Simulated Annealing for JPEG Quantization

I have a new paper on the arxiv (web page describing results, and full version** available) with two Harvard undergrads, Max Hopkins and Sebastian Wagner-Carrena...

Grace Hopper College
From My Biased Coin

Grace Hopper College

I hadn't seen the news about Yale renaming Calhoun College to Hopper College;  it just popped into one of my newslines here in the New York times.  I guess I hadn't...

Best Post I've Read on the Google Memo
From My Biased Coin

Best Post I've Read on the Google Memo

After the shout-out to Meena, she suggested I might have more to say on the issue of the Google memo.  I (like I imagine so many others) have been following the...

Shout-out to Meena Boppana
From My Biased Coin

Shout-out to Meena Boppana

For some reason (Google*), I found myself thinking of former Harvard student Meena Boppana this week, and thought I'd link to some things, focusing on things she...

Current Harvard Oddness
From My Biased Coin

Current Harvard Oddness

It's summer.  And I'm now on sabbatical.  So perhaps I shouldn't care about strange Harvard politics goings-on, but I can't help it. Here's the tl;dr version, which...

Mitzenmacher and Upfal, 2nd Edition
From My Biased Coin

Mitzenmacher and Upfal, 2nd Edition

The word is that the 2nd edition of our book is now (finally) available/in stock at Amazon.  You can tell it's the 2nd edition, because the "Alice cover" is now...

In Praise of Spaghetti Code
From Blog@Ubiquity

In Praise of Spaghetti Code

Spaghetti code is not getting any respect. Software experts denigrate it; coding classes avoid it like the plague; and when students go out into the world, they...

STOC General Comment Page
From My Biased Coin

STOC General Comment Page

The 2017 STOC is over, and I thought it went very well.  The new format ran with what seemed to me to be minimal to non-existent glitches, and overall it sounded...

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Some computer scientists and physicists are looking beyond the limits of current computing to “reversible computing.” The post Is Computing in Reverse the NextBLOG...

Last Week For STOC Sign-Ups
From My Biased Coin

Last Week For STOC Sign-Ups

A reminder that this year's STOC is supersized, with (completely in the STOC package) multiple workshops, tutorials, and special speakers.   But for those of you...

How to Deal with Post-truthism
From Blog@Ubiquity

How to Deal with Post-truthism

The very definition of post-truth implies rejecting fact-based logic. Too few possess the skill of distinguishing between self-serving claims, and reliable, well...

Super-Important Things to Do Right Now for STOC 2017
From My Biased Coin

Super-Important Things to Do Right Now for STOC 2017

STOC 2017 is just around the corner, which means that several deadlines are just around the corner.The student travel support request deadline is this Thursday,...

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?

There is a new trend apparently emerging to defend against data loss and data damage as a result of external hacking. Some organizations have been removing their...

STOC Theory Fest Announcements
From My Biased Coin

STOC Theory Fest Announcements

There's a lot of new information up at the STOC web page http://acm-stoc.org/stoc2017/ about the amazing theory fest June 19-23 in Montreal.  In particular, most...
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