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April 2020


From ACM Opinion

STEM Education Needs a Course Correction

STEM Education Needs a Course Correction

Technical training today should not be solely in the business of making better coders but of making better people who will be able to cultivate the future.


From Communications of the ACM

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance

Are universities the next cautionary tale?


From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work

Considering the implications of the influence of artificial intelligence given previous industrial revolutions.


From Communications of the ACM

Master of Tickets

Master of Tickets

Valuing the quality, not the quantity, of work.


From Communications of the ACM

Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?

Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?

Examining the structure of the enterprise attack surface in view of the relative ease with which cyberdefenses can be subverted.


From Communications of the ACM

Reinventing Virtual Machines

Reinventing Virtual Machines

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


From Communications of the ACM

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences

Seeking to improve access to conferences and provide support for attendees with children.


From Communications of the ACM

A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants

A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants

Rating your intelligent (human or automated) assistant.

Blog at CACM
The ASPLOS 2020 Online Conference Experience
The ASPLOS 2020 Online Conference Experience
03.31.2020

CS pioneered it. Should we use it?

The Rise of the Data Engineer
The Rise of the Data Engineer
03.30.2020

The combination of AI and cloud infrastructure is changing the roles of certain engineers and creating a new requirement that …

Powerful Online Learning is a Distributed System
Powerful Online Learning is a Distributed System
03.25.2020

In the midst of a pandemic, universities are now rapidly shifting to online and remote learning. Here, I will suggest …

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As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets
As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets
04.02.2020

Many countries scrambling to contain the coronavirus pandemic are deploying …

Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance Helps Measure Physical Signals Better
Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance Helps Measure Physical Signals Better
04.02.2020

A new wearable strain sensor can complete sensitive, stable, and …

Research by University of Chicago Ph.D. Student, EPiQC Wins IBM Q Best Paper
Research by University of Chicago Ph.D. Student, EPiQC Wins IBM Q Best Paper
04.02.2020

A new approach for using a quantum computer to realize …

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