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Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs
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Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs

The ordeal of security reviews.

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science
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Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Data scientists face challenges spanning academic and non-academic institutions.

Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity
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Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity

Any piece of software should be able to provide the desired features, and when errors do occur, the software should handle them gracefully.

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence
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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

For Impactful Community Engagement
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For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.

Proposal
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Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.

BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional
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BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional

A BCS position paper finds the software coding practices of non-computer-science scientists to be insufficiently professional.

Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic
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Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic

With increasing complexity comes increasing risk.

Technology Adoption
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Technology Adoption

The S-shaped curve of technology adoption is a welcome recurrence in an otherwise chaotic adoption world.

Studying Programming in the Neuroage
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Studying Programming in the Neuroage: Just a Crazy Idea?

Programming research has entered the Neuroage.

Professor Leads COVID-19 Test Site Mapping Effort
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Professor Leads COVID-19 Test Site Mapping Effort

Big data and artificial intelligence expert Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is spearheading a mapping effort conducted by software engineers and student volunteers from the...

Reinventing Virtual Machines
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Reinventing Virtual Machines

The notion of scalable operating systems led Mendel Rosenblum to virtual machines, which have revolutionized datacenters and enabled modern cloud computing.

Joe Steinmeyer on Guiding Students Into the World of STEM
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Joe Steinmeyer on Guiding Students Into the World of STEM

Joe Steinmeyer, a principal lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, has taught more than 400 students in various Office...

Interview with Claire Le Goues
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Interview with Claire Le Goues

Claire Le Goues, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, describes the similarities of high school debate and computer science, why it's fun to take...

The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project
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The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project

The United States needs to wrest the high-tech initiative from China and re-establish American dominance in telecommunications, computation, artificial intelligence...

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
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Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much better than others, and that their skills, abilities, and talents exert an outsized...

Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans
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Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans

How and where software should translate data into a human-readable form.

We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.
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We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.

The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a small part of that.

We're Approaching the Limits of Computer Power – We Need New Programmers Now
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We're Approaching the Limits of Computer Power – We Need New Programmers Now

Ever-faster processors led to bloated software, but physical limits may force a return to the concise code of the past.
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