"SoundWatch," by Dhruv Jain et al., provides an example of HCI research's vital role in designing architectures that trade off different computational capabilities...Jeffrey P. Bigham From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
We present SoundWatch, a smartwatch-based deep learning application to sense, classify, and provide feedback about sounds occurring in the environment.
Dhruv Jain, Hung Ngo, Pratyush Patel, Steven Goodman, Khoa Nguyen, Rachel Grossman-Kahn, Leah Findlater, Jon Froehlich From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
"Resolution of the Burrows-Wheeler Transform Conjecture," by Dominik Kempa and Tomasz Kociumaka, finally settles the question of how well r in the BWT captures...Gonzalo Navarro From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
In this paper, we show that r = (z log2 n) holds for every text. This result has numerous implications for text indexing and data compression.
Dominik Kempa, Tomasz Kociumaka From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
"Rateless Codes for Near-Perfect Load Balancing in Distributed Matrix-Vector Multiplication" addresses the problem of selecting code rates to optimize system performance...Emina Soljanin From Communications of the ACM | May 2022
We propose a rateless fountain coding strategy and prove that its latency is asymptotically equal to ideal load balancing, and it performs asymptotically zero redundant...Ankur Mallick, Malhar Chaudhari, Utsav Sheth, Ganesh Palanikumar, Gauri Joshi From Communications of the ACM | May 2022
This paper presents a study on the practicality of operating system kernel debloating, that is, reducing kernel code that is not needed by the target applications...Hsuan-Chi Kuo, Jianyan Chen, Sibin Mohan, Tianyin Xu From Communications of the ACM | May 2022
In "FANG," the authors focus on a strategy of automatically detecting disinformation campaigns on online media with a new graph-based, contextual technique for...Philippe Cudré-Mauroux From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
We propose Factual News Graph (FANG), a novel graphical social context representation and learning framework for fake news detection.
Van-Hoang Nguyen, Kazunari Sugiyama, Preslav Nakov, Min-Yen Kan From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
The authors of "Cognitive Biases in Software Development" rightly highlight the need for situated studies that examine cognitive bias 'in the wild' during software...Marian Petre From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
We conducted a two-part field study to examine the extent to which cognitive biases occur, the consequences of these biases on developer behavior, and the practices...Souti Chattopadhyay, Nicholas Nelson, Audrey Au, Natalia Morales, Christopher Sanchez, Rahul Pandita, Anita Sarma From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
"Here We Go Again: Why Is It Difficult for Developers to Learn Another Programming Language?" by Shrestha et al. provides insight into the difficulty of learning...Jonathan Aldrich From Communications of the ACM | March 2022
Our findings demonstrate that interference is a widespread phenomenon, forcing programmers to adopt suboptimal, opportunistic learning strategies.
Nischal Shrestha, Colton Botta, Titus Barik, Chris Parnin From Communications of the ACM | March 2022
"Toward Systematic Architectural Design of Near-Term Trapped Ion Quantum Computers" presents a study on scaling trapped-ion quantum architectures, and challenges...Frederic T. Chong From Communications of the ACM | March 2022
Toward realizing QCCD-based trapped ion systems with 50-100 qubits, we perform an extensive application-driven architectural study evaluating the key design choices...Prakash Murali, Dripto M. Debroy, Kenneth R. Brown, Margaret Martonosi From Communications of the ACM | March 2022
"Worst-Case Topological Entropy and Minimal Data Rate for State Estimation of Switched Linear Systems" gives a method for computing the topological entropy of a...Sayan Mitra From Communications of the ACM | February 2022
In this paper, we study the problem of estimating the state of a switched linear system when the observation of the system is subject to communication constraints...Guillaume O. Berger, Raphael M. Jungers From Communications of the ACM | February 2022
"Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs" is an example of work that takes seriously the task of supporting a small group that...Robin Burke From Communications of the ACM | February 2022
We propose a novel Top-N recommendation model that combines information about an autistic user's idiosyncratic aversions with her/his preferences in a personalized...Noemi Mauro, Liliana Ardissono, Federica Cena From Communications of the ACM | February 2022