Since 2003, ACM in conjunction with Microsoft have sponsored research competitions for undergraduate and graduate students in computing. The following process is used to select SRC winners.
DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
This is the fifth year of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum and it continues to be a highlight of the year for me and for about 250 others who participate. This year, computer science was heavily represented.
DEPARTMENT: Vardi's insights
Today, Alan Turing is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding scientists of the 20th century, but that was not the case in 1966. The question, therefore, can be posed as follows: Would Turing have won the Turing Award? …
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
"When Does Law Enforcement's Demand to Read Your Data Become a Demand to Read Your Mind?" (Sept. 2017) was an important contribution to the ongoing debate over electronic backdoors. I would like to outline several key aspects …
Mei Kobayashi describes activities to support diversity and inclusion at the annual meeting of the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval in Tokyo this summer.
Block copolymers may help transistors shrink to tinier dimensions.
Amid growing outcry over controversial online videos, tech firms grapple with how best to police online advertising.
Brain-computer interfaces hold the promise of fully featured replacements for body parts that don't work or are missing.
COLUMN: Legally speaking
Does the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Apple v. Samsung case represent a quagmire?
COLUMN: Computing ethics
Seeking more common ground between data scientists and their critics.
Incorporating intellectual and developmental frameworks into a Scottish school curriculum.
Analyzing the "Pay What You Want" business model for open access publishing.
Seeking better integration of two research communities.
A discussion with Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, Jonas Bonér, Ken Britton, and Terry Coatta
We all wear many hats, but make sure you have one that fits well.
Essence can keep software development for the IoT from becoming unwieldy.
SECTION: Contributed articles
Multiple computational cameras can be assembled from a common set of imaging components.
The varying review dynamics seen in different app stores can help guide future app development strategies.
SECTION: Review articles
Healthcare robotics can provide health and wellness support to billions of people.
SECTION: Research highlights
"Heads-Up Limit Hold'em Poker Is Solved," by Michael Bowling, et al., takes the counterfactual regret minimization method for approximating a Nash equilibrium to the next level.
This paper is an extended version of our original 2015 Science article, with additional results showing Cepheus' in-game performance against computer and human opponents.
"The Heat Method for Distance Computation," by Crane, Weischedel, and Wardetzky, shows that the gradient of the probability density function of a random walk is parallel to geodesics.
We introduce the heat method for solving the single- or multiple-source shortest path problem on both flat and curved domains.
COLUMN: Last byte
But, like the weather, what can anyone do about it?