The 2015 Grace Hopper celebration of women in computing is expected to bring together more than 12,000 — mostly female — computer scientists! But this impressive number should not be taken to mean all is well on the gender-diversity …
The Third Heidelberg Laureate Forum equaled and perhaps outperformed the previous two. It was also, however, a poignant event because we were reminded of the ephemeral nature of our human lives.
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the Editor
One afternoon early in 1990, one of the 100 or so 4ESS switches that handled U.S. long-distance traffic at the time hit a glitch and executed some untested recovery code. In the process the switch dragged its neighboring switches …
John Arquilla considers justifications for warfare in the cyber realm, while Daniel Reed looks ahead at big data and exascale computing.
Experiment sheds new light on wave-particle duality.
Automotive infotainment systems are driving changes to automobiles, and to driver behavior.
A growing number of companies are taking out cybersecurity insurance policies to protect themselves from the costs of data breaches.
COLUMN: Inside risks
Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications.
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
The ability to adjust to various technical and business disruptions has been essential to IBM's success during the past century.
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
COLUMN: The business of software
On brains and bytes.
COLUMN: Historical reflections
Reflections on the past to inform the future.
Research, leadership, and communication about AI futures.
Online science education needs a new revolution.
Rethinking the fundamental abstractions of the file system.
We have to choose to build a Web that is accessible to everyone.
SECTION: Contributed articles
The Dissent system aims for a quantifiably secure, collective approach to anonymous communication online.
This framework addresses the environmental dimension of software performance, as applied here by a paper mill and a car-sharing service.
SECTION: Review articles
The challenge of missing heritability offers great contribution options for computer scientists.
SECTION: Research highlights
Mathematics is not difficult to find in Chebfun, the subject of "Computing Numerically with Functions Instead of Numbers."
We present the Chebfun system for numerical computation with functions, which is based on a key idea: an analogy of floating-point arithmetic for functions rather than numbers.
COLUMN: Last byte
Information processing gives spiritual meaning to life, for those who make it their life's work.