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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China is home to the world's largest group of internet users, a thriving online technology scene and rampant software piracy that encapsulates its determination...The New York Times From ACM News | May 16, 2017
In February, astronomers announced the discovery of a nearby star with seven Earth-size planets, and at least some of the planets seemed to be in a zone that could...The New York Times From ACM News | May 10, 2017
We don't know how quickly machines will displace people's jobs, or how many they'll take, but we know it's happening—not just to factory workers but also to ...The New York Times From ACM Careers | May 4, 2017
When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction...The New York Times From ACM News | May 3, 2017
In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook's headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway...The New York Times Magazine From ACM News | April 25, 2017
Long before Google started working on cars that drive themselves and Amazon was creating home appliances that talk, a handful of researchers in Canada—backed by...The New York Times From ACM Careers | April 10, 2017
In "The Beauty and Joy of Computing," the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important...The New York Times From ACM News | April 4, 2017
President Trump on Monday signed a congressional resolution to complete the overturning of internet privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission...The New York Times From ACM News | April 4, 2017
A security loophole that would allow someone to add extra steps to the counter on your Fitbit monitor might seem harmless. But researchers say it points to the...The New York Times From ACM News | March 15, 2017
There is a crisis brewing in the cosmos, or perhaps in the community of cosmologists. The universe seems to be expanding too fast, some astronomers say.
The New York Times From ACM News | February 23, 2017
Underneath the nostalgia and hope in President Obama's farewell address Tuesday night was a darker theme: the struggle to help the people on the losing end of technological...The New York Times From ACM News | January 13, 2017