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June 2021


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Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives

Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives

Researchers and developers racing to make deep learning available to different applications need to actively seek out and address security challenges before they cause irreparable damage.


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A Number Theorist Who Connects Math to Other Creative Pursuits

A Number Theorist Who Connects Math to Other Creative Pursuits

Jordan Ellenberg calls on mathematics to explore everything from Internet fads to voting rights.


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Theorists and Experimentalists Must Join Forces

Theorists and Experimentalists Must Join Forces

Collaborations between theorists and experimentalists are crucial for accelerating research.


From Communications of the ACM

The Risks of Election Believability (or Lack Thereof)

The Risks of Election Believability (or Lack Thereof)

With 90% of the 2020 U.S. general election ballot contents verifiable by paper, why do only 65% of voters trust the results?


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Aversion to Versions

Aversion to Versions

Code needs to run anywhere as long as the necessary dependencies can be resolved.


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Locality and Professional Life

Locality and Professional Life

The locality principle extends beyond computer memories. It teaches us something about being human.


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Depth and Persistence: What Researchers Need to Know About Impostor Syndrome

Depth and Persistence

Understanding impostor syndrome's complexity and its effect on research persistence.


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Collusion Rings Threaten the Integrity of Computer Science Research

Collusion Rings Threaten the Integrity of Computer Science Research

Experiences discovering attempts to subvert the peer-review process.


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A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically

A Vision to Compute like Nature

Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems.

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