Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
From ACM NewsAllyn Jackson Commissioned by CACM Staff| January 31, 2023
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
A hacker who locked computer servers in Las Vegas' Clark County School District with ransomware released documents with stolen private data after officials refused...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2020
U.S. teenagers are forming hacking clubs and attempting to persuade their parents and teachers that hacking is not necessarily a malign vocation.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 7, 2019
Businesses are tapping the gaming-engine software of "Fortnite" and other videogames for applications ranging from car design to drug discovery. \]
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | June 17, 2019
Autonomous vehicles that transport people get lots of media coverage, but autonomous delivery could transform all of retail long before self-driving cars actually...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | January 11, 2019
Amazon and Google are respectively planning to recruit Microsoft C#- and Java-savvy engineers and Python users in a fierce competition for technology talent.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2018
The world's companies are in the initial stages of what might be called the "physical cloud," an e-commerce ecosystem that functions like the Internet.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 19, 2018
The Common Business-Oriented Language (Cobol) remains the most prevalent programming language in the financial services industry worldwide.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | September 26, 2018
Six decades after the U-2 flew its first mission, the military is trying to harness artificial-intelligence technology to enhance the venerable spy plane's combat...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | June 8, 2018
Wikipedia editors got locked in a dispute several months ago about the biographical summary boxes that sit atop some pages of the online encyclopedia. The tiff...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | May 7, 2018
Recent controversy over Facebook Inc.'s hunger for personal data has surfaced the notion that the online advertising industry could be hazardous to our privacy...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | April 24, 2018
Facebook Inc.'s handling of user data has upset lawmakers and regulators in multiple countries. But the biggest risk to its business could come from angry users...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | March 22, 2018
A growing number of cybersecurity camps are helping to prepare young women to work in this field, as women remain underrepresented in the information security workforce...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | July 19, 2017