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October 2008


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Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.


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Point/Counterpoint: The U.S. Should Ban Paperless Electronic Voting Machines

Point/Counterpoint: The U.S. Should Ban Paperless Electronic Voting Machines

Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.


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Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.


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From the Front Lines: DOA with SOA

From the Front Lines: DOA with SOA

Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.


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Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.

Blog at CACM
The Model Maker of Leonardo da Vinci, Blaise Pascal, and Charles Babbage
The Model Maker of Leonardo da Vinci, Blaise Pascal, and Charles Babbage
12.12.2018

Discovery of a previously unknown replica of the legendary Swiss Millionaire calculating machine at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Broadening Participation in Computing is Easier Than You Think
Broadening Participation in Computing is Easier Than You Think
12.11.2018

Some small steps that can make a big difference.

Short Take: Big Data and IoT in Practice
Short Take: Big Data and IoT in Practice
12.10.2018

Looking at some use cases for the adoption of big data in industries that deal with physical things, and drawing …

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West was among the so-called "Hidden Figures" part of the …

International Students Steer Clear of Graduate Programs in the United States
International Students Steer Clear of Graduate Programs in the United States
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