DEPARTMENT: Editor's letter
I became Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the ACM to make the magazine again the forum where the computer science community shares its most important results.
I am delighted to be joining Communications
as a chair for the Viewpoints section. I hope to stir some vigorous debate about the impact of computing for both good and ill, about how the ACM community itself functions, and about …
We embrace the broader vision of Communications as a place the computing community can come to stay abreast of areas other than its own and are excited to make computing education a part of that vision.
The ACM Future of Computing Academy and social-responsibility initiatives are both very important to the future of ACM, and ACM should not give up on them.
Carlos Baquero and Rosa Cabecinhas consider how we make assumptions about authors' roles and relative contributions when reading papers.
Quantum computation has a long road ahead.
Universities, and a growing number of companies, are producing brain-computer interfaces.
Altering one's facial features with a special type of makeup can keep them from being recognized by artificial intelligence.
COLUMN: Legally speaking
Is it okay for security researchers to virtualize software to look for vulnerabilities?
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
Considering the recent effects of remote work on network structure.
Inscrutable cookie banners torment users while failing to inform consent.
Seeking a new approach that goes beyond worst-case analysis.
Some jargon can be offensive to newcomers and unintentionally shape our thoughts.
A deleted private key, a looming deadline, and a last chance to patch a new static root of trust into the bootloader.
Stopping Big Brother would require an expensive overhaul of the entire system.
SECTION: Contributed articles
Making AI more trustworthy with a formal methods-based approach to AI system verification and validation.
A language modeling overview, highlighting basic concepts, intuitive explanations, technical achievements, and fundamental challenges.
SECTION: Review articles
The science of less-than-brute force.
SECTION: Research highlights
"On Sampled Metrics for Item Recommendation," by Walid Krichene and Steffen Rendle, exposes a crucial aspect for the evaluation of algorithms and tools: the impact of using sampled metrics instead of exactly computed metrics. …
This paper investigates sampled metrics and shows that it is possible to improve the quality of sampled metrics by applying a correction, obtained by minimizing different criteria.
"Expressive Querying for Accelerating Visual Analytics," by Tarique Siddiqui et al., provides a general abstraction, along with advanced interfaces, focusing on visualization search.
In this work, we introduce the problem of visualization search and highlight two underlying challenges of search enumeration and visualization matching.
COLUMN: Last byte
Probing for particles.