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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: Opening the Door to SSD Algorithmics
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Technical Perspective: Opening the Door to SSD Algorithmics

The authors of "Offline and Online Algorithms for SSD Management" propose a more accurate theoretical model of flash-based SSDs that views each page as containing...

Offline and Online Algorithms for SSD Management
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Offline and Online Algorithms for SSD Management

We explore the problem of reducing high internal overhead of flash media which is referred to as write amplification from an algorithmic perspective, considering...

Technical Perspective: FoundationDB Performs Balancing Act
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Technical Perspective: FoundationDB Performs Balancing Act

FoundationDB, as explored in "FoundationDB: A Distributed Key-Value Store," by Jingyu Zhou et al., pioneered the development of a scalable distributed key-value...

FoundationDB: A Distributed Key-Value Store
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FoundationDB: A Distributed Key-Value Store

FoundationDB, an open-source transactional key-value store, is one of the first systems to combine the flexibility and scalability of NoSQL architectures with the...

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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