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Words Matter
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Words Matter

Some jargon can be offensive to newcomers and unintentionally shape our thoughts.

Algorithms with Predictions
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Algorithms with Predictions

Seeking a new approach that goes beyond worst-case analysis.

Cookie Monster
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Cookie Monster

Inscrutable cookie banners torment users while failing to inform consent.

The Future of Information Work
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The Future of Information Work

Considering the recent effects of remote work on network structure.

Our House Is On Fire
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Our House Is On Fire

The climate emergency and computing's responsibility.

The Planning and Care of Data
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The Planning and Care of Data

Rearranging buckets for no good reason.

Involvement and Detachment
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Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'
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Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'

Seeking a balance between protecting and using personal data.

Toward Justice in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship
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Toward Justice in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship

Proposing a justice-centered CS education.

Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research
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Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research

Considering the shifting fundamentals of cybersecurity research.

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?
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Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?

What it means to be an open source contributor or maintainer has changed in recent years.

Systems Abstractions
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Systems Abstractions

Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.

Getting Off the Mad Path
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Getting Off the Mad Path

Debuggers and assertions.

Explainable AI
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Explainable AI

Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?

<i>Communications'</i> Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event
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Communications' Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event

How AI and science are shaping each other.

The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software
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The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software

Considering the myriad perspectives of facial recognition technology.

Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge
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Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge

A balloon's-eyeperspective on a unique distributed, time-critical, geo-location problem.

Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?
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Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?

Exploring immersive theatre as a way to educate audiences and study their perceptions of privacy and technology ethics.

A Call to Action
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A Call to Action

Digital dreams have become nightmares: What we must do.

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education
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The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education

"I cannot work on what I cannot see . . ." —Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures
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