"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
"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
"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
"Automating Visual Privacy Protection Using a Smart LED," presents a new technique to address the issue of cameras capturing proprietary or private information—it...Marco Gruteser From Communications of the ACM | February 2020
We introduce LiShield, which automatically protects a physical scene against photographing, by illuminating it with smart LEDs flickering in specialized waveforms...Shilin Zhu, Chi Zhang, Xinyu Zhang From Communications of the ACM | February 2020
"Fundamental Concepts of Reactive Control for Autonomous Drones" introduces the notion of "reactive control" in which an autopilot's control logic is run only intermittently...John Baillieul From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
We conceive a notion of reactive control that allows drones to execute the low-level control logic only upon recognizing the need to, based on the influence of...Luca Mottola, Kamin Whitehouse From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
"Emotion Recognition Using Wireless Signals" shows that not only can the heartrate be counted with accuracy comparable to ECG devices, but the variabilities of...Romit Roy Choudhury From Communications of the ACM | September 2018
This paper demonstrates a new technology that can infer a person's emotions from RF signals reflected off his body.
Mingmin Zhao, Fadel Adib, Dina Katabi From Communications of the ACM | September 2018
"Which Is the Fairest (Rent Division) of Them All?" focuses on the problem of rent division, and stands out in the variety of techniques applied to arrive at a...Vincent Conitzer From Communications of the ACM | February 2018
What is a fair way to assign rooms to several housemates, and divide the rent between them? We develop a general algorithmic framework that enables the computation...Kobi Gal, Ariel D. Procaccia, Moshe Mash, Yair Zick From Communications of the ACM | February 2018
"Scribe," by Walter S. Lasecki, et al., is one of the first in a recent set of crowdsourcing papers that demonstrated how human workers can collaborate with computing...Ed H. Chi From Communications of the ACM | September 2017
We discuss how our Scribe system combines human labor and machine intelligence in real time to reliably convert speech to text with less than 4s latency.
Walter S. Lasecki, Christopher D. Miller, Iftekhar Naim, Raja Kushalnagar, Adam Sadilek, Daniel Gildea, Jeffrey P. Bigham From Communications of the ACM | September 2017
We propose a new biometric based on the human body's response to an electric square pulse signal, called pulse-response.
Ivan Martinovic, Kasper Rasmussen, Marc Roeschlin, Gene Tsudik From Communications of the ACM | February 2017
An important contribution of "Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd" is the observation that by using the crowd for the collection of new data, we are departing...Tova Milo From Communications of the ACM | January 2016