"Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven," by Haojian Jin et al., introduces a feedback mechanism to microwave heating through a technique the authors call...Fadel Adib From Communications of the ACM | December 2021
We present software-defined cooking (SDC), a low-cost closed-loop microwave oven system that aims to heat food in a software-defined thermal trajectory.
Haojian Jin, Jingxian Wang, Swarun Kumar, Jason Hong From Communications of the ACM | December 2021
"Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service," by Alexandru Cristian et al., makes accessible an end-to-end cloud service that produces traffic-aware, real-time...Pascal Van Hentenryck From Communications of the ACM | November 2021
We describe multi-itinerary optimization, a novel Bing Maps service that automates the process of building itineraries for multiple agents while optimizing their...Alexandru Cristian, Luke Marshall, Mihai Negrea, Flavius Stoichescu, Peiwei Cao, Ishai Menache From Communications of the ACM | November 2021
"Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone," by Shichao Yue and Dina Katabi, proposes a novel technique for determining the surface tension of a liquid by leveraging...Tam Vu From Communications of the ACM | October 2021
"WINOGRANDE" explores new methods of dataset development and adversarial filtering, expressly designed to prevent AI systems from making claims of smashing through...Leora Morgenstern From Communications of the ACM | September 2021
We introduce WinoGrande, a large-scale dataset of 44k problems, inspired by the original Winograd Schema Challenge, but adjusted to improve both the scale and the...Keisuke Sakaguchi, Ronan Le Bras, Chandra Bhagavatula, Yejin Choi From Communications of the ACM | September 2021
The automated blood pressure wearable system described in "eBP," by Nam Bui et al., is a sterling example of the third wave of mobile health tech to fill the preventative...Josiah D. Hester From Communications of the ACM | August 2021
We developed eBP to measure blood pressure from inside a user's ear aiming to minimize the measurement's impact on normal activities while maximizing its comfort...Nam Bui, Nhat Pham, Jessica Jacqueline Barnitz, Zhanan Zou, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Taeho Kim, Nicholas Farrow, Anh Nguyen, Jianliang Xiao, Robin Deterding, Thang Dinh, Tam Vu From Communications of the ACM | August 2021
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...Stratos Idreos From Communications of the ACM | April 2021
We present the Succinct Range Filter (SuRF), a fast and compact data structure for approximate membership tests.
Huanchen Zhang, Hyeontaek Lim, Viktor Leis, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky, Kimberly Keeton, Andrew Pavlo From Communications of the ACM | April 2021
"3D Localization for Subcentimeter-Sized Devices," by Iyer, et al., neatly separates and solves the problems of robotic locomotion, sensing, localization, and communications...Prabal Dutta From Communications of the ACM | March 2021
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...Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, Vikram Iyer, Shyamnath Gollakota From Communications of the ACM | March 2021
The system described in "SATURN: An Introduction to the Internet of Materials" works passively, energized essentially by static electricity generated as layers...Joseph A. Paradiso From Communications of the ACM | December 2020
We propose an Internet of Materials, where the very materials of objects and surfaces are augmented or manufactured to have computational capabilities.
Nivedita Arora, Thad Starner, Gregory D. Abowd From Communications of the ACM | December 2020
There are few algorithms for multi-flow graphs beyond flow accumulation. The authors of "Flood-Risk Analysis on Terrains" take a big step to fill this knowledge...Shashi Shekhar From Communications of the ACM | September 2020
In this paper, we study a number of flood-risk related problems, give an overview of efficient algorithms for them, as well as explore the efficacy and efficiency...Aaron Lowe, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Mathias Rav From Communications of the ACM | September 2020
"Computing Value of Spatiotemporal Information," by Heba Aly et al., describes a technique for computing the monetary value of a person's location data for a potential...Cyrus Shahabi From Communications of the ACM | September 2020
We investigate the intrinsic value of location data in the context of strong privacy, where location information is only available from end users via purchase.
...Heba Aly, John Krumm, Gireeja Ranade, Eric Horvitz From Communications of the ACM | September 2020