Demand for more powerful big data analytics solutions has spurred the development of novel programming models, abstractions, and platforms. "Scaling Machine Learning...Zachary G. Ives From Communications of the ACM | May 2019
General-purpose compression struggles to achieve both good compression ratios and fast decompression for blockwise uncompressed operations. Therefore, we introduce...Ahmed Elgohary, Matthias Boehm, Peter J. Haas, Frederick R. Reiss, Berthold Reinwald From Communications of the ACM | May 2019
Umesh Vazirani and Thomas Vidick's "Fully Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution" provides an unexpectedly simple and elegant secure protocol solution, indeed...Gilles Brassard From Communications of the ACM | April 2019
We rigorously provide the device-independent security of an entanglement-based protocol building on Ekert's original proposal for quantum key distribution.
Umesh Vazirani, Thomas Vidick From Communications of the ACM | April 2019
Whether there exists a deterministic parallel algorithm for bipartite matching remains an outstanding question at the frontiers of our understanding of the role...Nisheeth K. Vishnoi From Communications of the ACM | March 2019
In this article, we give an almost complete derandomization of the Isolation Lemma for perfect matchings in bipartite graphs.
Stephen Fenner, Rohit Gurjar, Thomas Thierauf From Communications of the ACM | March 2019
"Predicting Program Properties from 'Big Code'" presents new techniques for leveraging big code to automate two programming activities: selecting understandable...Martin C. Rinard From Communications of the ACM | March 2019
The authors of "Distributed Strategies for Computational Sprints" bring the rich theory of allocating scarce resources to the challenge of managing computational...Thomas F. Wenisch From Communications of the ACM | February 2019
We describe a computational sprinting architecture in which many, independent chip multiprocessors share a power supply and sprints are constrained by the chips'...Songchun Fan, Seyed Majid Zahedi, Benjamin C. Lee From Communications of the ACM | February 2019
"Scalable Computation of High-Order Optimization Queries," by Brucato et al., makes a case for marrying the well-established paradigms of constrained optimization...Surajit Chaudhuri From Communications of the ACM | February 2019
We present a complete system that supports package queries, a new query model that extends traditional database queries to handle complex constraints and preferences...Matteo Brucato, Azza Abouzied, Alexandra Meliou From Communications of the ACM | February 2019
If facial performance capture is possible for conventional RGB videos in real time, then believable facial expressions can be transferred effortlessly from one...Hao Li From Communications of the ACM | January 2019
Face2Face is an approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g., Youtube video). Our goal is to animate the facial expressions...Justus Thies, Michael Zollhöfer, Marc Stamminger, Christian Theobalt, Matthias Nießner From Communications of the ACM | January 2019
"Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice," by David Adrian et al., illustrates the importance of taking preprocessing attacks into account...Dan Boneh From Communications of the ACM | January 2019
We investigate the security of Diffie-Hellman key exchange as used in popular Internet protocols and find it to be less secure than widely believed.
David Adrian, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Zakir Durumeric, Pierrick Gaudry, Matthew Green, J. Alex Halderman, Nadia Heninger, Drew Springall, Emmanuel Thomé, Luke Valenta, Benjamin VanderSloot, Eric Wustrow, Santiago Zanella-Béguelin, Paul Zimmermann From Communications of the ACM | January 2019
"Bringing the Web Up to Speed with WebAssembly," by Rossberg et al., gives an overview of the initial design of WebAssembly, a new low-level programming language...Anders Møller From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
WebAssembly is the first mainstream language designed from the start with a formal semantics. It not only demonstrates the feasibility of applying formal techniques...Andreas Rossberg, Ben L. Titzer, Andreas Haas, Derek L. Schuff, Dan Gohman, Luke Wagner, Alon Zakai, J. F. Bastien, Michael Holman From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
In "How to Implement Any Concurrent Data Structure," Calciu et al. show that a concurrent data structure can be built automatically and that its performance is...Tim Harris From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
We propose a method called Node Replication (NR) to implement any concurrent data structure.
Irina Calciu, Siddhartha Sen, Mahesh Balakrishnan, Marcos K. Aguilera From Communications of the ACM | December 2018