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Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.
Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.
Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.
Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.
Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.
Finding errors is not the same strategy as making sure that a product works.
Should we teach two different programming languages in the first CS course? Probably not -- here's what we know.
The professor was incredulous.
There are enough seismometers around these days to detect and …
Between last year and this year, the number of students …