Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
European regulators are increasingly embracing the concept of giving people the right to be forgotten on the Web by providing them with greater control over their...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | August 10, 2011
Recent successes at Yahoo are few and far between as it tries to overhaul a slumping business. One notable exception—at least for Silicon Valley’s engineers—is...The New York Times From ACM News | June 29, 2011
Information overload is a headache for individuals and a huge challenge for businesses. Companies are swimming, if not drowning, in wave after wave of data—from...The New York Times From ACM News | April 25, 2011
Engineers routinely inspect bridges and other structures for cracks and corrosion. But because they can’t always be there in person, one highly intelligent bridge...The New York Times From ACM News | March 17, 2011
Hewlett-Packard researchers have proposed a fundamental rethinking of the modern computer for the coming era of nanoelectronics—a marriage of memory and computing...The New York Times From ACM News | March 1, 2011
Almost two years ago, President Obama pledged $19 billion in stimulus incentives to help convert the nation’s doctors and hospitals to using a paperless system...The New York Times From ACM News | December 14, 2010
I met a man with seven wives. ...” You may know this singsong quiz, But what you might not know is this: That it began with ancient Egypt’s Early math-filled manuscripts...The New York Times From ACM News | December 7, 2010
Most baseball fans saw it as a dribbler in front of the plate, a throw to first and the completion of a no-hitter for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay...The New York Times From ACM News | October 15, 2010
Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization...The New York Times From ACM News | August 31, 2010
The Internet is facing an explosion of data as more and more devices are connected to the Internet. Already, the growth rate of data on the Web is outpacing Moore's...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | June 3, 2010
A Washington state supreme court issued a decision yesterday [May 6, 2010] supporting a public library's decision to fully filter Internet content, stating that...The New York Times From ACM News | May 10, 2010
A technology with data from social media is now being used to log the effects of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico's north coast. Witnesses' texts, tweets and...The New York Times From ACM News | May 5, 2010
Humans make errors. We make errors of fact and errors of judgment. We have blind spots in our field of vision and gaps in our stream of attention. Sometimes we...The New York Times Sunday Magazine From ACM News | May 3, 2010
Artists are still painting things they cannot see in real life. Rather than being separated from their subjects by thousands of miles, though, today’s artists are...The New York Times From ACM News | March 23, 2010
On a cold, wet afternoon not long ago, Aron Reznick sat in the lounge of a home for the elderly here, his silver hair neatly combed, his memory a fog. He couldMicrosoft’s...The New York Times From ACM News | March 9, 2010
In a dimly lit chamber festooned with wires and hidden in one of California’s largest data centers, Tim Pozar is changing the shape of the Internet.
He is using...The New York Times From ACM News | March 3, 2010
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but in cyberspace it might be.
Computer science researchers at the University of Washington and Cornell University are deploying a...The New York Times From ACM News | February 23, 2010