One of the most basic and urgent policy questions is how to tackle the rising role of social media in our public sphere.
Moshe Y. Vardi
DEPARTMENT: Career paths in computing
I can divide my career into three phases: practicing science, enabling science, and advocating for science.
Celeste M. Rohlfing
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
In his September 2020 column, Moshe Vardi criticizes Trump Administration policies prohibiting foreign graduate students and points out the dearth of domestic graduate students willing to fill positions. I would like to share …
David Patterson wants to boost industry submissions to conferences, while Yegor Bugayenko suggests productivity should govern coders' pay when they work from home.
David Patterson, Yegor Bugayenko
The long-standing goal of providing artificial intelligence some measure of common sense remains elusive.
How do we eliminate bias in automated speech recognition?
The desire for faster, higher-frequency wireless networking is a constant. Terahertz technology could deliver large gains.
Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.
Lorrie Faith Cranor
COLUMN: Legally speaking
Reviewing the most significant changes recommended in the recently released U.S. Copyright Office Section 512 Study.
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.
Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Alisa Lenart
By which 'critical' means an intellectual stance of skepticism, centering the consequences, limitations, and unjust impacts of computing in society.
Amy J. Ko, Alannah Oleson, Neil Ryan, Yim Register, Benjamin Xie, Mina Tari, Matthew Davidson, Stefania Druga, Dastyni Loksa
Locating the strategic location of the IT junction constraint.
Boaz Ronen, Alex Coman
Using argument technology to strengthen critical literacy skills for assessing media reports.
Jacky Visser, John Lawrence, Chris Reed
SECTION: Latin America Regional Special Section
The special section on Latin America highlights the excellent level of research in computer science that flourishes in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries in the region.
Virgilio Almeida, Gonzalo Navarro, Sergio Rajsbaum
SECTION: Latin America Regional Special Section: Hot Topics
This work presents advances in the way of a more accurate estimate of the carbon captured by forest areas, in particular the Amazon rainforest and its peculiarities.
Rosiane De Freitas, João M. B. Cavalcanti, Sergio Cleger, Niro Higuchi, Carlos Henrique Celes, Adriano Lima
Solving the apparent paradox of potentially unpredictable random process results is the objective of a verifiable randomness service offered by the University of Chile.
Alejandro Hevia, Camilo Gómez
Evidence-based public policymaking is starting to gain attention as governments and academic projects apply modern computer science techniques to develop tools for operating a city's daily life and guiding long-term management …
Fabio Kon, Kelly Braghetto, Eduardo Z. Santana, Roberto Speicys, Jorge Guerra Guerra
This article presents a technological and innovative approach developed to help the Uruguayan government in their fight against COVID-19.
Gastón Milano, Diego Vallespir, Alfredo Viola
The explanations of prediction models must be based on features that are meaningful to physicians.
Wagner Meira, Antonio L. P. Ribeiro, Derick M. Oliveira, Antonio H. Ribeiro
An interdisciplinary research field called music information retrieval seeks to develop computational data search and retrieval techniques applied to music.
Carlos Arce-Lopera, Gerardo M. Sarria M.
It is critical for underrepresented communities in technology to foster initiatives that are committed to developing tools for the local adoption of AI.
Barbara Poblete, Jorge Pérez
Compact data structures have been at the forefront of research in data structures over the last 20 years.
Diego Arroyuelo, José Fuentes-Sepülveda, Diego Seco
SECTION: Latin America Regional Special Section: Big Trends
High-performance computing represents a strategic resource for Latin American researchers to respond to the region's economical and societal challenges.
Isidoro Gitler, Antônio Tadeu A. Gomes, Sergio Nesmachnow
Digital Healthcare can help address some of the challenges of the healthcare system in Latin America.
Monica Tentori, Artur Ziviani, Débora C. Muchaluat-Saade, Jesus Favela
The Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data aims to be a reference center in Latin America related to state-of-the-art research on the foundational problems with data and its application to tackling diverse issues …
Marcelo Arenas, Pablo Barceló
Costa Rica has managed to close the gap in access to technology for its citizens, and it is now leading the way in the region.
Gerardo Torres Zelaya
A brief history of three research laboratories with the most relevant R&D activities in imaging sciences in Argentina.
Claudio Delrieux, Virginia Ballarín, Cristian García Bauza, Mario A. López
A view of dependable computing research in Latin America.
Elias P. Duarte, Raimundo J. A. Macêdo, Eliane Martins, Sergio Rajsbaum
The Latin American theoretical computer science community has made many noteworthy achievements.
Marcos Kiwi, Yoshiharu Kohayakawa, Sergio Rajsbaum, Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez, Jayme Luiz Szwarcfiter, Alfredo Viola
Emulating the efficiency of in-person conversations.
Thomas A. Limoncelli
Data kept outside SQL has different characteristics from data kept inside.
SECTION: Contributed articles
While millions of students worldwide have enjoyed coding experiences over the last decade, the next challenge is spreading educational values and approaches.
Mitchel Resnick, Natalie Rusk
SECTION: Review articles
Exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the graph isomorphism problem.
Martin Grohe, Pascal Schweitzer
SECTION: Research highlights
The key insight of the "Generative Adversarial Networks," by Ian Goodfellow et al., is to learn a generative model's loss function at the same time as learning the model.
Alexei A. Efros, Aaron Hertzmann
In this overview paper, we describe one particular approach to unsupervised learning via generative modeling called generative adversarial networks. We briefly review applications of GANs and identify core research problems related …
Ian Goodfellow, Jean Pouget-Abadie, Mehdi Mirza, Bing Xu, David Warde-Farley, Sherjil Ozair, Aaron Courville, Yoshua Bengio
What is the right leak oracle that can precisely capture the behavior of leaks in Web applications? "BLeak: Automatically Debugging Memory Leaks in Web Applications," by John Vilk and Emery D. Berger, provides a simple and yet …
This paper introduces BLeak (Browser Leak debugger), the first system for automatically debugging memory leaks in web applications.
John Vilk, Emery D. Berger
COLUMN: Last byte
Chris Stephenson on the complex challenges that continue to plague the computer science education community.