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Technical Perspective: Robust Statistics Tackle New Problems

"Robustness Meets Algorithms," by Ilias Diakonikolas, et al., represents the beginning of a long and productive line of work on robust statistics in high dimensions...

Robustness Meets Algorithms
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Robustness Meets Algorithms

We give the first efficient algorithm for estimating the parameters of a high-dimensional Gaussian that is able to tolerate a constant fraction of corruptions that...

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Technical Perspective: A Logical Step Toward the Graph Isomorphism Problem

In "Isomorphism, Canonization, and Definability for Graphs of Bounded Rank Width," Grohe and Neuen show that the Weisfeiler-Leman algorithm in its plain form solves...

Isomorphism, Canonization, and Definability for Graphs of Bounded Rank Width
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Isomorphism, Canonization, and Definability for Graphs of Bounded Rank Width

In this paper we study the graph isomorphism problem and the closely related graph canonization problem as well as logical definability and descriptive complexity...

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Technical Perspective: The Strength of SuRF

The authors of "Succinct Range Filters" make a critical and insightful observation: For a given set of queries, the upper levels of the trie incur many more accesses...

Succinct Range Filters
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Succinct Range Filters

We present the Succinct Range Filter (SuRF), a fast and compact data structure for approximate membership tests.

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Technical Perspective: Why Don't Today's Deep Nets Overfit to Their Training Data?

"Understanding Deep Learning (Still) Requires Rethinking Generalization," Chiyuan Zhang, et al., brings a fundamental new theoretical challenge: Why don't today's...

Understanding Deep Learning (Still) Requires Rethinking Generalization
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Understanding Deep Learning (Still) Requires Rethinking Generalization

In this work, we presented a simple experimental framework for interrogating purported measures of generalization.

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Technical Perspective: Localizing Insects Outdoors

"3D Localization for Subcentimeter-Sized Devices," by Iyer, et al., neatly separates and solves the problems of robotic locomotion, sensing, localization, and communications...

3D Localization for Subcentimeter-Sized Devices
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3D Localization for Subcentimeter-Sized Devices

We present the first localization system that consumes microwatts of power at a mobile device and can be localized across multiple rooms in settings such as homes...

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Technical Perspective: Solving the Signal Reconstruction Problem at Scale

"Scalable Signal Reconstruction for a Broad Range of Applications," by Abolfazl Asudeh, et al. shows that algorithmic insights about SRP, combined with database...

Scalable Signal Reconstruction for a Broad Range of Applications
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Scalable Signal Reconstruction for a Broad Range of Applications

Most of the common approaches for solving signal reconstruction problem do not scale to large problem sizes. We propose a novel and scalable algorithm for solving...

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Technical Perspective: Programming Microfluidics to Execute Biological Protocols

The approach taken in "BioScript," by Jason Ott, et al., is an example of how programming languages can help develop executable protocols that are conforming, understandable...

BioScript
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BioScript: Programming Safe Chemistry on Laboratories-on-a-Chip

This paper introduces BioScript, a domain-specific language for programmable biochemistry that executes on emerging microfluidic platforms.

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Technical Perspective: SkyCore's Architecture Takes It to the 'Edge'

"SkyCore," by Mehrdad Moradi, et al., addresses an exciting use case for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in which UAVs can act as mobile base stations for the cellular...

SkyCore
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SkyCore: Moving Core to the Edge for Untethered and Reliable UAV-Based LTE Networks

We argue for and propose an alternate, radical edge evolved packet core design, called SkyCore, that pushes the EPC functionality to the extreme edge of the core...

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Technical Perspective: Deciphering Errors to Reduce the Cost of Quantum Computation

In "Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes," by Omar Fawzi, et al., the authors produce an algorithm that can rapidly deduce the...

Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes
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Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes

In this paper, we study the asymptotic scaling of the space overhead needed for fault-tolerant quantum computation.

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Technical Perspective: The Future of Large-Scale Embedded Sensing

The system described in "SATURN: An Introduction to the Internet of Materials" works passively, energized essentially by static electricity generated as layers...

SATURN
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SATURN: An Introduction to the Internet of Materials

We propose an Internet of Materials, where the very materials of objects and surfaces are augmented or manufactured to have computational capabilities.
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