DEPARTMENT: From the president
Have you wondered why a person you admire has not received an ACM award? As a former ACM Awards Chair, I'd like to share some insights on what makes nominations effective.
Cherri M. Pancake
DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
Some actions or decisions are irreversible. We would do ourselves a great favor if we were to design our digital systems to the maximum extent possible to avoid irreversible traps.
Vinton G. Cerf
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
In their column "Learning Machine Learning" (Dec. 2018), Ted G. Lewis and Peter J. Denning raised a crucial question about machine learning systems.
Mark Guzdial suggests ways to cut the long lines for college students seeking to meet with their computer science advisors.
A college student discovered a classical computing algorithm that experts overlooked. It promises to change both classical and quantum machine learning.
Self-driving cars will need good communication skills.
Interactions with robotics teach us more about people.
Considering how block-based programming environments and tools might be used at the introductory level and beyond.
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
How boundaries on speech could free the market for speech.
Marshall W. Van Alstyne
COLUMN: Kode vicious
On writing documentation.
George V. Neville-Neil
Connecting the unique factors that influenced the origination and subsequent development of the World Wide Web.
Five diverse technology companies show how it's done.
Natasha Noy, Yuqing Gao, Anshu Jain, Anant Narayanan, Alan Patterson, Jamie Taylor
An executive crash course.
Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, Helmut Krcmar
Know when to let go of emotional attachment to your work.
SECTION: Contributed articles
A Harvard-based pilot program integrates class sessions on ethical reasoning into courses throughout its computer science curriculum.
Barbara J. Grosz, David Gray Grant, Kate Vredenburgh, Jeff Behrends, Lily Hu, Alison Simmons, Jim Waldo
Key lessons for designing static analysis tools deployed to find bugs in hundreds of millions of lines of code.
Dino Distefano, Manuel Fähndrich, Francesco Logozzo, Peter W. O'Hearn
SECTION: Review articles
The ability to build a construct that organizes work from different devices and information resources is as complex as it is invaluable.
Jakob E. Bardram, Steven Jeuris, Paolo Tell, Steven Houben, Stephen Voida
Tracing the tangled web of unsolicited and undesired email and possible strategies for its demise.
SECTION: Research highlights
The main focus of "Heavy Hitters via Cluster-Preserving Clustering" by Kasper Green Larsen et al. is on building up sufficient information to allow a more effective search process.
We develop a new algorithm for the turnstile heavy hitters problem in general turnstile streams, the EXPANDERSKETCH, which finds the approximate top-k items in a universe of size n using the same asymptotic O(k log n) words of …
Kasper Green Larsen, Jelani Nelson, Huy L. Nguyễn, Mikkel Thorup
COLUMN: Last byte
In trying to "drown" the opposition with daily online elections, I didn't realize they could wash me away.
William Sims Bainbridge