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Technical Perspective: How Easy Is It to Describe Hard Polynomials?
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Technical Perspective: How Easy Is It to Describe Hard Polynomials?

"Superpolynomial Lower Bounds Against Low-Depth Algebraic Circuits," by Nutan Limaye et al., achieves a landmark in the larger quest of understanding hardness,...

Taming Algorithmic Priority Inversion in Mission-Critical Perception Pipelines
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Taming Algorithmic Priority Inversion in Mission-Critical Perception Pipelines

This paper discusses algorithmic priority inversion in mission-critical machine inference pipelines used in modern neural-network-based perception subsystems and...

Technical Perspective: What's All the Fuss about Fuzzing?
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Technical Perspective: What's All the Fuss about Fuzzing?

"Boosting Fuzzer Efficiency: An Information Theoretic Perspective," by Marcel Böhme, Valentin J.M. Manès, and Sang Kil Cha, presents a novel twist to fuzzing that...

Boosting Fuzzer Efficiency: An Information Theoretic Perspective
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Boosting Fuzzer Efficiency: An Information Theoretic Perspective

In this paper, we take the fundamental perspective of fuzzing as a learning process.

Technical Perspective: A Rare Glimpse of Tracking Fake Reviews
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Technical Perspective: A Rare Glimpse of Tracking Fake Reviews

"Leveraging Social Media to Buy Fake Reviews," by Sherry He et al., represents a breakthrough in our empirical understanding of fake reviews on Amazon.

Leveraging Social Media to Buy Fake Reviews
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Leveraging Social Media to Buy Fake Reviews

We study the market for fake product reviews on Amazon.com.

Technical Perspective: Can We Uncover Private Backbone Infrastructures?
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Technical Perspective: Can We Uncover Private Backbone Infrastructures?

In "A Manifold View of Connectivity in the Private Backbone Networks of Hyperscalers," Salamatian et al. assemble techniques from the two broad strategies developed...

A Manifold View of Connectivity in the Private Backbone Networks of Hyperscalers
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A Manifold View of Connectivity in the Private Backbone Networks of Hyperscalers

We present a new empirical approach for elucidating connectivity in privately owned and operated backbone networks.

Technical Perspective: Pandemics, Remote Work, and Accessibility
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Technical Perspective: Pandemics, Remote Work, and Accessibility

"Mixed Abilities and Varied Experiences: A Group Autoethnography of a Virtual Summer Internship," by Kelly Mack et al., provides guidance on how to make remote...

Mixed Abilities and Varied Experiences: A Group Autoethnography of a Virtual Summer Internship
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Mixed Abilities and Varied Experiences: A Group Autoethnography of a Virtual Summer Internship

Interns, full-time members, and affiliates of a Microsoft Research team focused on accessibility report on the experiences of virtual interns in 2020 navigating...

Technical Perspective: On Abstractions and Embedded Networks
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Technical Perspective: On Abstractions and Embedded Networks

"Symbol-Synchronous Buses," by Jonathan Oostvogels et al., conceives a notion of a symbol-synchronous bus, which effectively makes a multi-hop wireless network...

Symbol-Synchronous Buses: Deterministic, Low-Latency Wireless Mesh Networking with LEDs
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Symbol-Synchronous Buses: Deterministic, Low-Latency Wireless Mesh Networking with LEDs

We describe a novel networking paradigm that aims to enable a new class of latency-sensitive applications by systematically breaking networking abstractions.

Technical Perspective: Reconsidering the Design of User-Schedulable Languages
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Technical Perspective: Reconsidering the Design of User-Schedulable Languages

The breakthrough of "Achieving High Performance the Functional Way," by Bastian Hagedorn et al., is in fundamentally rethinking the design of user-schedulable languages...

Achieving High Performance the Functional Way
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Achieving High Performance the Functional Way: Expressing High-Performance Optimizations as Rewrite Strategies

We show how to employ functional programming techniques to solve with elegance the challenge of using a high-level language to describe functionality and a separate...
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