DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
Many people are finding ways to do harmful things through the Internet medium. Responses to these abuses have been sporadic at best.
Vinton G. Cerf
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
Awarding ACM's 2017 A.M. Turing Award to John Hennessy and David Patterson was richly deserved and long overdue. It would have been good if "Rewarded for RISC" (June 2018) had mentioned the contributions of John Cocke at IBM. …
Amir Banifatemi observes how the AI for Good Summit "allowed us to start a dialogue, find a common frame of reference, and decide how our steps would be smart and structured."
In search of holograms that can be viewed from any angle.
Advances in materials science and chemistry are leading to self-destructing circuits and transient electronics, which could impact many fields.
Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
Considering the similarities of quantum computing development to the early years of conventional computing.
Michael A. Cusumano
COLUMN: Privacy and security
A proposal for teaching the organizational, legal, and international aspects of cybersecurity.
COLUMN: Kode vicious
Teach your junior programmers how to read code.
George V. Neville-Neil
A global collaborative project for the benefit of all.
Jean-François Abramatic, Roberto Di Cosmo, Stefano Zacchiroli
Assessing whether newcomers have a more difficult time achieving paper acceptance at established conferences.
Jordi Cabot, Javier Luis Cánovas Izquierdo, Valerio Cosentino
In machine learning, the concept of interpretability is both important and slippery.
Zachary C. Lipton
The best careers are not defined by titles or résumé bullet points.
The interactions between storage and applications can be complex and subtle.
SECTION: Contributed articles
What just happened in artificial intelligence and how it is being misunderstood.
Verified software secures the Unmanned Little Bird autonomous helicopter against mid-flight cyber attacks.
Gerwin Klein, June Andronick, Matthew Fernandez, Ihor Kuz, Toby Murray, Gernot Heiser
New York State healthcare providers increased their use of the technology but delivered only mixed results for their patients.
Quang "Neo" Bui, Sean Hansen, Manlu Liu, Qiang (John) Tu
SECTION: Review articles
The future of computing research relies on addressing an array of limitations on a planetary scale.
Bonnie Nardi, Bill Tomlinson, Donald J. Patterson, Jay Chen, Daniel Pargman, Barath Raghavan, Birgit Penzenstadler
SECTION: Research highlights
"Fundamental Concepts of Reactive Control for Autonomous Drones" introduces the notion of "reactive control" in which an autopilot's control logic is run only intermittently based on whether readings from sensors indicate a need …
We conceive a notion of reactive control that allows drones to execute the low-level control logic only upon recognizing the need to, based on the influence of the environment onto the drone operation.
Luca Mottola, Kamin Whitehouse
"Enabling Highly Scalable Remote Memory Access Programming with MPI-3 One Sided" convincingly shows that the potential of MPI one-sided communication can be realized.
In this work, we design and develop bufferless protocols that demonstrate how to implement the MPI-3 RMA interface and support scaling to millions of cores.
Robert Gerstenberger, Maciej Besta, Torsten Hoefler
COLUMN: Last byte
Earlier this year, ACM named Dina Katabi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory recipient of the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing for her creative contributions to wireless …