Nominations are open for the SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize.More information is available at the SIGACT web site. Here's the key info: Nominations Nominations...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | February 29, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Alphabet recently became the largest company based on its market capitalization, squeezing out Apple for the number one spot of all-time successful companies. Perhaps...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | February 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
When authorities realized the Paris terrorists used strong encryption to send messages to one another they went off the encryption deep end. Now, many nations are...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | January 25, 2016 at 04:42 PM
Information and communication technology (ICT) is the most distinctive cultural accomplishment of the last half century. It is unprecedented in sophistication and...Albert Borgmann From Blog@Ubiquity | January 8, 2016 at 11:20 AM
Boaz asked me to remind people about ITCS, and in particular the Graduating Bits Event. Just in time for those of us reading application folders....ITCS 2016 will...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | January 7, 2016 at 12:44 PM
People who make a career in science, computers or otherwise, generally do so because they are naturally drawn to it. They find science fascinating and entertaining...Philip Yaffe From Blog@Ubiquity | December 22, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Driverless cars may know how to negotiate intersections and park themselves better than humans, but so far I haven’t read about a smart car that can get me through...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | December 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM
These days we are witnessing a gold rush to the shining, promising new trillions of dollars market consisting of 30-50 billion devices interconnecting anything....Kemal Delic From Blog@Ubiquity | December 2, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Legends like John McCarthy, Edsger Dijkstra and John Backus made significant impacts in the field and shaped modern computing as we know it today. By developing...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | November 25, 2015 at 10:26 AM
We should never forget the roots of our profession, and humble programmers should remember who made modern computing.
The post Who is Big in Computing – Part 1?...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | November 12, 2015 at 10:33 AM
While it may come as a surprise, today RISC architecture computer systems dominate the mobile computing landscape. It has been 40 years in the making.
The post ...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | October 30, 2015 at 12:59 PM
The Harvard Theory of Computation group has postdocs. This year, besides our usual general call for postdocs, we are also inaugurating the Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | October 16, 2015 at 03:33 PM
While grappling with mechanics of writing, we all too often lose sight of another important insight into effective communication.
The post What Can Paragons ofBLOG...Philip Yaffe From Blog@Ubiquity | October 14, 2015 at 12:34 PM
Harvard's CS search ad is apparently up and out. We're eagerly awaiting applications....https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6497The Harvard John A.http...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | October 14, 2015 at 10:51 AM
The ability to pivot is a sign of agility. As technology continue to rapidly advance, how close are Google and Apple to pivoting?
The post Are Google and AppleBLOG...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | September 24, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Andreessen Horowitz had another Academic Roundtable, which I've written about in previous years (here, here). For me, the most exciting session was on VirtualMatthew...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | September 24, 2015 at 11:05 AM
We're still waiting for flying cars to materialize as a mass-market product. Why? The answer lies in computer technology—or the lack thereof.
The post Will theBLOG...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | September 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM
CS125, the "new", "honors-ish" Algorithms and Complexity course, got off to a good start today. The room was full with not enough seats for people, the students...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | September 3, 2015 at 01:40 PM
Can robots be trusted to make better decisions than humans? Sometimes automation can be a matter or life or death.
The post Can Robots Be Trusted? appeared first...Lewis Perelman From Blog@Ubiquity | September 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM
There's a fun pair of viewpoints in the September CACM by Jeffrey Ullman and myself on experiments in computer science research, with him addressing systems conferences...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | August 25, 2015 at 05:09 PM