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
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
This work studies the potential of a paradigm of heterogeneous execution models by developing a specialization engine for explicit-dataflow (SEED) and integrating...Tony Nowatzki, Vinay Gangadhar, Karthikeyan Sankaralingam From Communications of the ACM | June 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
"LIBS: A Bioelectrical Sensing System from Human Ears for Staging Whole-Night Sleep Study" provides a nice balance in terms of minimizing the burden on users and...Tanzeem Choudhury From Communications of the ACM | November 2018
We explore a new form of wearable systems, called LIBS, that can continuously record biosignals such as brain wave, eye movements, and facial muscle contractions...Anh Nguyen, Raghda Alqurashi, Zohreh Raghebi, Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, Ann C. Halbower, Tam Vu From Communications of the ACM | November 2018
"Majority Is Not Enough: Bitcoin Mining Is Vulnerable," by Eyal and Sirer, questions the 2009 Bitcoin white paper's implicit assumption of perfect information—that...Sharon Goldberg, Ethan Heilman From Communications of the ACM | July 2018