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Technical Perspective: Building Robust Dynamical Simulation Systems

Computational power has been widely used to predict the behavior of dynamical systems using computer simulations, which are often used as an adjunct to or substitute...

The Grand Challenge of Computer Go
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The Grand Challenge of Computer Go: Monte Carlo Tree Search and Extensions

The ancient oriental game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. However, computer Go programs based on Monte-Carlo tree...

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Technical Perspective: A New Way to Search Game Trees

Researchers in artificial intelligence know that computers still lag far behind human levels of play in many games of strategy. One such contest of wits is Go...

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Technical Perspective: The Benefits of Capability-Based Protection

Affordable personal computing hardware and the usable GUI-based PC operating systems made the vision of "a computer on every desktop and in every home" a reality...

A Taste of Capsicum
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A Taste of Capsicum: Practical Capabilities for UNIX

Capsicum is a lightweight operating system capability and sandbox framework planned for inclusion in FreeBSD 9. Capsicum extends, rather than replaces, UNIX APIs...

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Technical Perspective: Modeling High-Dimensional Data

Data in high dimension is difficult to visualize and understand. This has always been the case and is even more apparent now with the availability of large high...

Disentangling Gaussians
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Disentangling Gaussians

The Gaussian mixture model is one of the oldest and most widely used statistical models. Our work focuses on the case where the mixture consists of a small but...

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Technical Perspective: Compiling What to How

The following paper by Viktor Kuncak et al. integrates declarative programming into a general-purpose language, allowing one to escape the host language when...

Software Synthesis Procedures
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Software Synthesis Procedures

Automated synthesis of program fragments from specifications can make programs easier to write and easier to reason about. To integrate synthesis into programming...

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Technical Perspective: Content-Centric Networking

Much has changed in the 50 years since the invention of packet switching and the early network designs and deployments that...

Networking Named Content
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Networking Named Content

Current network use is dominated by content distribution and retrieval yet current networking protocols are designed for conversations between hosts. We present...

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Technical Perspective: Where Do People Draw Lines?

Computer graphics once focused exclusively on realism. The field eventually broadened to include other pictorial...

Where Do People Draw Lines?
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Where Do People Draw Lines?

This paper presents the results of a study in which artists made line drawings intended to convey specific 3D shapes.

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Technical Perspective: Anonymity Is Not Privacy

We live in an era of data abundance. Every aspect of our online and offline behavior is captured and analyzed. The companies holding our data face the responsibility...

Wherefore Art Thou R3579X?
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Wherefore Art Thou R3579X?: Anonymized Social Networks, Hidden Patterns, and Structural Steganography

In a social network, nodes correspond to people or other social entities, and edges correspond to social links between them. We describe a family of attacks such...

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Technical Perspective: Safety First!

Software misbehaves all too often. This is a truism, but also the driving force behind many computing techniques intended to increase software reliability, safety...

Safe to the Last Instruction
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Safe to the Last Instruction: Automated Verification of a Type-Safe Operating System

High-level computer applications build on services provided by lower-level software layers. Unfortunately, today's low-level software still suffers from a steady...

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Technical Perspective: A Perfect 'Match'

In a breakthrough contribution, the authors of the paper that follows have developed an efficient way to find approximate nearest neighbors...

The PatchMatch Randomized Matching Algorithm for Image Manipulation
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The PatchMatch Randomized Matching Algorithm for Image Manipulation

This paper presents a new randomized algorithm for quickly finding approximate nearest neighbor matches between image patches. Our algorithm offers substantial...

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Technical Perspective: Making Untrusted Code Useful

The following paper combines two important themes in secure computing: assurance and information flow control. For high assurance, a system's Trusted Computing...
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