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.
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
San Diego State University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are testing mixed-reality software for the education of nurse trainees.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | July 11, 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
In a competition, robots were unable to overcome the challenge of an unlocked door impeding their way at an outdoor obstacle course, illustrating the technology's...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | November 15, 2017
Researchers told the U.S. House Science Committee that more federal funding is required to train specialists and advance real-world quantum computing applications...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | October 25, 2017
The Georgia Institute of Technology's Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines supports the Robotarium, an arena where scientists can run experiments on...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | August 16, 2017
Microprocessors got smaller, faster, and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | March 20, 2017
To prepare for the day when self-driving cars will travel on technology-aided roads, U.S. state transit planners aim to outfit those roadways with fiber optics,...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | January 6, 2017
Attackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | September 30, 2016
On April 12, 1865—three days after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox and two days before President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated—the president sent...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | June 22, 2016
Robot designers are developing robots that appear non-threatening, but can take action when humans attracted to their cuteness interfere with performance of their...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | June 20, 2016