"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
In "Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes," by Omar Fawzi, et al., the authors produce an algorithm that can rapidly deduce the...Daniel Gottesman From Communications of the ACM | January 2021
In this paper, we study the asymptotic scaling of the space overhead needed for fault-tolerant quantum computation.
Omar Fawzi, Antoine Grospellier, Anthony Leverrier 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
Can we build purpose-built, warehouse-scale datacenters customized for large-scale arrays of ASIC accelerators or, to use a term coined in the paper by Michael...Parthasarathy Ranganathan From Communications of the ACM | July 2020
This paper distills lessons from Bitcoin ASIC Clouds and applies them to other large scale workloads, showing superior TCO (total cost of ownership) versus CPU...Michael Bedford Taylor, Luis Vega, Moein Khazraee, Ikuo Magaki, Scott Davidson, Dustin Richmond From Communications of the ACM | July 2020
Instead of handing trace records off to a collector for long-term storage and future processing, the system described in "Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring...Rebecca Isaacs From Communications of the ACM | March 2020
This paper presents Pivot Tracing, a monitoring framework for distributed systems, which addresses the limitations of today's monitoring and diagnosis tools by...Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke, Rodrigo Fonseca From Communications of the ACM | March 2020
The authors of "OpenFab" propose to revisit the processing pipeline that turns a 3D model into machine instructions in light of the solutions developed in computer...Sylvain Lefebvre From Communications of the ACM | September 2019
We present OpenFab, a programmable pipeline for synthesis of multimaterial 3D printed objects that is inspired by RenderMan and modern GPU pipelines.
Kiril Vidimče, Szu-Po Wang, Jonathan Ragan-Kelley, Wojciech Matusik From Communications of the ACM | September 2019
There is a need for alternative techniques for understanding and evaluating QUIC when compared with previous transport-layer protocols.
Arash Molavi Kakhki, Samuel Jero, David Choffnes, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Alan Mislove From Communications of the ACM | July 2019