DEPARTMENT: Editor's letter
ACM should bestow two Turing Awards each year, starting immediately.
DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
The resilience of the Internet with alternative paths, including satellite and undersea and land cable as well as high speed laser links, might play a critical part of overcoming the side effects of a major CME (coronal mass …
Doug Meil considers the continuing search for the next great software development methodology.
2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman helped develop formal language theory, invented efficient algorithms to drive the tasks of a compiler, and put them all together in 'The Dragon Book.'
The uncanny power of machine learning can be turned against it.
ACM Fellow Jack Minker was a leader in the development of automating logistic reasoning, but he is perhaps best known for his efforts to promote the social responsibility of scientists and human rights.
Maxwell's demon and the high cost of erasure.
Algorithms fail their first test to replace student exams.
COLUMN: Inside risks
With 90% of the 2020 U.S. general election ballot contents verifiable by paper, why do only 65% of voters trust the results?
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
Code needs to run anywhere as long as the necessary dependencies can be resolved.
COLUMN: The profession of IT
The locality principle extends beyond computer memories. It teaches us something about being human.
Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems.
Understanding impostor syndrome's complexity and its effect on research persistence.
Experiences discovering attempts to subvert the peer-review process.
There's more to it than you think.
Extending hardware-enforced cryptographic protection to data while in use.
SECTION: Contributed articles
A new framework allows intelligence on mainstream end devices without special hardware.
The requirements engineer role is defined differently within most organizations.
A new dataset significantly revises both scholarly assessment and popular understanding about gender bias in computing.
SECTION: Review articles
Application-layer and network-layer defenses are critical for fortifying routing attacks.
SECTION: Research highlights
"In-Sensor Classification With Boosted Race Trees," by Georgios Tzimpragos, et al., proposes a surprising, novel, and creative approach to post-Moore's Law computing by rethinking the digital/analog boundary.
We demonstrate the potential of a novel form of encoding, race logic, in which information is represented as the delay in the arrival of a signal.
"Simba," by Yakun Sophia Shao, et al
., presents a scalable deep learning accelerator architecture that tackles issues ranging from chip integration technology to workload partitioning and non-uniform latency effects on deep neural …
This work investigates and quantifies the costs and benefits of using multi-chip-modules with fine-grained chiplets for deep learning inference, an application domain with large compute and on-chip storage requirements.
COLUMN: Last byte
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman discuss their early work, the 'Dragon Book,' and the future of 'live' computer science education.