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ADAPT:  Designing Activity-Informed Viral Diagnostic Assays
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ADAPT: Designing Activity-Informed Viral Diagnostic Assays

I wanted to give a pointer to a new preprint up on bioRxiv on developing diagnostic assays for viruses, by (first author) Hayden Metsky (and others!) out of the...

TCS Connections Questionnaire
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TCS Connections Questionnaire

I wanted to link to a survey that is up entitled Committee on TCS Connections Questionnaire.  They are examining modifying approaches to publishing in the theoretical...

ICANN69 Highlights Universal Acceptance Initiatives and Global Momentum
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ICANN69 Highlights Universal Acceptance Initiatives and Global Momentum

During the ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Meeting, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) hosted three sessions focused on Universal Acceptance (UA). Session...

Support for Email Addresses in Local Languages Grows with Major Tech Companies
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Support for Email Addresses in Local Languages Grows with Major Tech Companies

By Mark Svancarek, Chair, EAI Working GroupMany people around the world are currently excluded from experiencing the full benefits of the Internet simply because...

Making Global Progress Towards an #Internet4All | Universal Acceptance Local Initiatives
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Making Global Progress Towards an #Internet4All | Universal Acceptance Local Initiatives

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair - 29 October 2020 Throughout the year, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) spearheads global projects that raise awarenessMaking...

Broad Testing Thank You
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Broad Testing Thank You

 I have a loose association with the Broad Institute, an institute created so that "complementary expertise of the genomic scientists and the chemical biologists...

You’re Invited to the UA FY21 Action Plan Webinar
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

You’re Invited to the UA FY21 Action Plan Webinar

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) will be holding a webinar to discuss the UA Fiscal Year 2021 Action Plan on Thursday, 20 August at 14:00 UTC (time...

STOC Workshop on "Algorithms with Predictions"
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STOC Workshop on "Algorithms with Predictions"

The STOC workshop on Algorithms with Predictions was on Friday, and I thought it went really well!  I can't speak for my talk, but the other 3 talks (Tim Roughgarden...

Writing Code for a Paper :  A Note to Students
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Writing Code for a Paper : A Note to Students

This post both relates to some of the stuff I'll be presenting at Friday's STOC workshop on Algorithms with Predictions, but is also for future students in my classes...

UASG Welcomes Six New UA Ambassadors
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UASG Welcomes Six New UA Ambassadors

By Ajay Data, Chair of the UASG The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is proud to welcome six new UA Ambassadors into the UASG Ambassador Program for FY21...

Algorithms with Predictions:  Survey and Workshop
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Algorithms with Predictions: Survey and Workshop

There's a whole new, interesting theory trend  -- Algorithms with Predictions.  The idea, spurred by advances in machine learning, is that you assume you have predictor...

CATCS Visioning Workshop
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CATCS Visioning Workshop

Reposting an important call -- these events have had big impact in the past! The CATCS will be hosting a virtual “Visioning Workshop” the week of July 20 in order...

Now Available: Country-Based Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of Email Addresses in 2020
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Now Available: Country-Based Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of Email Addresses in 2020

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has published a new country-based evaluation of email acceptance rates based upon previous testing of the top 1,000...

Task Force on Arabic script IDNs
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Task Force on Arabic script IDNs

In our 2014 World Report on IDNs, we reported on the work of ICANN’s Task Force on Arabic script IDNs, an initiative of the Middle East Strategy Working Group.Task...

New Resource for Developers! Introducing the Universal Acceptance Readiness Framework
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

New Resource for Developers! Introducing the Universal Acceptance Readiness Framework

By Dennis Tan Tanaka, Vice Chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Universal Acceptance (UA) is the simple concept that all domain names and all...

#Internet4All around the Globe in 2019: A Recap of UA Ambassador Work
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

#Internet4All around the Globe in 2019: A Recap of UA Ambassador Work

By Dušan Stojičević, Vice Chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) 2019 was a busy and productive year for the UASG as we worked to spread awareness...

Current CS 124 Stats
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Current CS 124 Stats

This is as much personal recording for me (and perhaps of interest to Harvard people who read the blog).  But also putting the numbers here for others to know for...

ITCS 2020, Reflections
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ITCS 2020, Reflections

I've spent Sunday/Monday at ITCS, or Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, where I am giving a talk on this paper on Scheduling with Prediction and the Price...

Universal Acceptance Continues Momentum During ICANN66
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Universal Acceptance Continues Momentum During ICANN66

By Dr. Ajay Data, chair of the UASG; founder and CEO of XgenPlus I am invigorated after returning from ICANN66, which took place in Montréal 2-7 November. Always...

Allston :  Students Should Speak Up
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Allston : Students Should Speak Up

I have had (as is pretty usual for me) some number of lunches with students this semester, and many of them asked me about the Computer Science move to Allston....
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