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The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce
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The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce

STEM education researcher Cornelia Connolly speaks to the invaluable nature of computer science education, diversity, and equality.

97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know
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97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know

Book authors discuss compilation featuring expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners.

When AI Becomes Child's Play
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When AI Becomes Child's Play

Algorithms trained in pattern recognition struggle to understand kids.

Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots
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Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots

To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.

Intel's Melvin Greer: AI, Data Science a Growth Pillar
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Intel's Melvin Greer: AI, Data Science a Growth Pillar

Melvin Greer, chief data scientist for the Americas, Intel Corp., discusses the importance of nontechnical skills and cross-domain expertise, ethical AI, and AI...

Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science
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Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science

Jeffrey Ullman, co-recipient of the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award, discusses the imposter syndrome, running a Burroughs 5500, and using applications to address social...

A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms
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A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms

Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them.

Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation
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Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation

MIT Professor Devavrat Shah shares his thoughts on human content moderation, recommendation algorithms, and diluting the spread of misinformation online.

Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists
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Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists

Peggy M. Delmas, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of South Alabama, has written a study that sheds light on the contributions...

Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia
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Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia

Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita Nancy Hopkins advocates for more inclusive science and advises how to get there.

Q&A: Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst
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Q&A: Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst

Stephen Brobst, chief technology officer of Teradata., discusses his career path, his time with customers, storing programs on cassette tape, and more.

Technical Curiosity With a Philosophical Bent
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Technical Curiosity With a Philosophical Bent

Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer at Microsoft India, talks about life, ethics, the future, and the power of diversity and inclusion.

Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'
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Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'

Jim Carrington of the Danforth Plant Science Center says President Trump's freeze on green cards and visas for new immigrants will do more harm than good for cities...

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better
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For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

Demand for Chegg roughly doubled when schools shut down, but its chief executive, Dan Rosensweig, now needs to figure out how the company will adapt.

Colin Garvey: A Zen Buddhist Monk's Approach to Democratizing AI
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Colin Garvey: A Zen Buddhist Monk's Approach to Democratizing AI

Colin Garvey, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, is preparing a policy report on AI-risk governance for a Washington think tank.

Interview with Margaret Wright
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Interview with Margaret Wright

Margaret H. Wright, a leading figure in numerical analysis for more than 40 years, was awarded the 2010 John von Neumann Prize.

My Battle with COVID-19
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My Battle with COVID-19

Azer Bestavros, associate provost for computing and data sciences at Boston University, describes the toll his month-long ordeal with the coronavirus took on his...

Husband and Wife Start Scholarship for International CS Grad Students
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Husband and Wife Start Scholarship for International CS Grad Students

Subhachandra Chandra and Nandita Dukkipati discuss the Chandra Family Scholarship, which will go to a first-year international graduate student majoring in computer...

Tips for Online Teaching: A Q&A With Trey Conatser
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Tips for Online Teaching: A Q&A With Trey Conatser

Trey Conatser, associate director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at the University of Kentucky, discusses efforts to expand support...

Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data
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Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data

Catherine D'Ignazio, assistant professor of urban science and planning at MIT, speaks about the current boom in COVID-19 data visualizations, and how data visualizers...
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