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
"Deriving Equations from Sensor Data Using Dimensional Function Synthesis," by Vasileios Tsoutsouras, et al., addresses the key problem of discovering relationships...Sriram Sankaranarayanan From Communications of the ACM | July 2021
We present a new method, which we call dimensional function synthesis, for deriving functions that model the relationship between multiple signals in a physical...Vasileios Tsoutsouras, Sam Willis, Phillip Stanley-Marbell From Communications of the ACM | July 2021
"In-Sensor Classification With Boosted Race Trees," by Georgios Tzimpragos, et al., proposes a surprising, novel, and creative approach to post-Moore's Law computing...Abhishek Bhattacharjee From Communications of the ACM | June 2021
We demonstrate the potential of a novel form of encoding, race logic, in which information is represented as the delay in the arrival of a signal.
Georgios Tzimpragos, Advait Madhavan, Dilip Vasudevan, Dmitri Strukov, Timothy Sherwood From Communications of the ACM | June 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
"Scalable Signal Reconstruction for a Broad Range of Applications," by Abolfazl Asudeh, et al. shows that algorithmic insights about SRP, combined with database...Zachary G. Ives From Communications of the ACM | February 2021
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...Abolfazl Asudeh, Jees Augustine, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Azade Nazi, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das, Divesh Srivastava From Communications of the ACM | February 2021
"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...Richard Han From Communications of the ACM | January 2021
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...Mehrdad Moradi, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Eugene Chai, Sampath Rangarajan, Z. Morley Mao From Communications of the ACM | January 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
How to produce a convolutional neural net that is small enough to run on a mobile device, and accurate enough to be worth using? The strategies in "Enabling AI...David Alexander Forsyth From Communications of the ACM | December 2020
We present a novel approach to running state-of-the-art AI algorithms in edge devices, and propose two efficient approximations to standard convolutional neural...Mohammad Rastegari, Vicente Ordonez, Joseph Redmon, Ali Farhadi 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