DEPARTMENT: Editor's letter
Climate change has come to the fore as a business concern, and this compels the business leaders of computing technology companies to be on the side of progress toward true zero carbon.
DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
I wonder whether time resolution, in addition to space resolution, might be a functionality to instantiate. Assuming that this would be an interesting capability, it remains to figure out how to implement it.
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
In Moshe Vardi's "Where Have All the Domestic Graduate Students Gone?," the short but woefully incomplete answer is that the wage premium for a Ph.D. in CS is simply too small to justify foregoing five years of industry-level …
Robin K. Hill considers why time can be "a pesky problem for computing."
Moore's Law challenges point to changes in software.
Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.
Companies are finding new ways to enforce social distancing, clean public spaces, and provide substitutes for human workers.
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
Considerations for the governance of distributed systems.
Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
KV's guidelines for KFH (koding from home).
Evaluating actual implementations and practices versus stated goals.
Artificial intelligence systems need the wisdom to know when to take advice from us and when to learn from data.
Donald Knuth on the best way to recognize the history of computer science.
A discussion with Miguel Guevara, Damien Desfontaines, Jim Waldo, and Terry Coatta
Why DevOps encourages us to celebrate outages.
SECTION: Contributed articles
A new French keyboard standard is the first designed with the help of computational methods.
How design and operation of modern cloud-scale systems conflict with GDPR.
An approach to reproducibility problems related to porting software across machines and compilers.
SECTION: Review articles
Tracing the triumphs and challenges of two decades of Semantic Web research and applications.
Synthesizing the emerging directions of research at the intersection of differential privacy and cryptography.
SECTION: Research highlights
The approach taken in "BioScript," by Jason Ott, et al., is an example of how programming languages can help develop executable protocols that are conforming, understandable, safe, and retargetable.
This paper introduces BioScript, a domain-specific language for programmable biochemistry that executes on emerging microfluidic platforms.
"Scalable Signal Reconstruction for a Broad Range of Applications," by Abolfazl Asudeh, et al. shows that algorithmic insights about SRP, combined with database techniques, can be used to scalably solve the signal reconstruction …
Most of the common approaches for solving signal reconstruction problem do not scale to large problem sizes. We propose a novel and scalable algorithm for solving this critical problem.
COLUMN: Last byte
2020 Marconi Prize recipient Andrea Goldsmith on MIMO technologies, millimeter-wave communications, and her goals as the new dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.