Accompanying the national discussion about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), some questions have been raised about whether there really is a "STEM problem" when it comes to filling …
Do we know whether innovation creates or destroys jobs? The answer is yes to both aspects. What should be fairly obvious is that new jobs created by innovation often require new skills and some displaced workers may not be …
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the Editor
Contrary to what the first sentence of Alan Turing's 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" might suggest, the paper was not about the question "Can machines think?"
Mark Guzdial reports on the 2014 meeting of the ACM Education Council, where updates from its global representatives led to action plans.
Computers that recognize what is happening in moving images can help defend against crime, and revolutionize rehabilitation.
After years of false starts, the smart home is gaining momentum.
In-home technologies are helping seniors stay aware, healthy, and in touch.
The funding level for the ACM A.M. Turing Award is now $1 million. Google Inc. will provide all funding for this award, recognized as the highest honor in computer science and often referred to as the field's equivalent of …
COLUMN: Global computing
The on-ramp might appear free but exiting takes a toll.
COLUMN: The profession of IT
A new book inspires a reflection on what it means to be a whole, competent, and effective professional — and may portend a wave of disruption in education.
COLUMN: Broadening participation
What technology companies, especially startups, need to know about building great places to work — for her and him — in the digital age.
COLUMN: Kode vicious
Do not irk your local sysadmin.
Seeking to improve information integration throughout the manufacturing process.
Soon every company will be a software company.
And the belief in such a device is harmful.
What happened to the promise of rigorous, disciplined, professional practices for software development?
SECTION: Contributed articles
Computer models of emotion inform theories of human intelligence and advance human-centric applications.
The GPUfs file system layer for GPU software makes core operating system abstractions available to GPU code.
SECTION: Review articles
HACs offer a new science for exploring the computational and human aspects of society.
SECTION: Research highlights
As GPUs have become mainstream parallel processing engines, many applications targeting GPUs now have data locality more amenable to traditional caching. The architecture described in "Learning Your Limits" has a number of …
This paper studies the effect of accelerating highly parallel workloads with significant locality on a massively multithreaded GPU.
COLUMN: Last byte
This year's CNRS Gold Medal recipient, Gérard Berry, discusses his roots in computer science, why computers are stupid, and how he has helped to simplify programming.