U.S. Government actions to restrict immigration could result in a dramatic reduction in the number of international graduate students in U.S. universities, and will have a devastating impact on U.S. graduate programs in computing …
Moshe Y. Vardi
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
Aaron Hertzman's Viewpoint "Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do," makes excellent points as to why it is very unlikely that computers will ever replace artists.
Orit Hazzan on the challenges of taking a CS soft skills class online after teaching it in a classroom for a decade.
Scientists and engineers cross the reality gap, transferring simulated evolution into real machines.
Shifting artificial intelligence to the "edge" of the network could transform computing . . . and everyday life.
Videoconferencing apps took off during the COVID-19 lockdowns, but more efficient ways to collaborate virtually are waiting in the wings.
COLUMN: Law and technology
Considering the recent increased attention to privacy law issues amid the typically slow pace of legal change.
How more than 25years of experience with aviation safety-critical systems can be applied to autonomous vehicle systems.
Jaynarayan H. Lala, Carl E. Landwehr, John F. Meyer
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Avalanches generate enormous breakdowns. The practices of innovation adoption may be just what you need to resolve them.
Peter J. Denning
How management science benefits from High Performance Computing.
Considering the good and the bad effects of technology.
The evolution of tricky user interfaces.
Arvind Narayanan, Arunesh Mathur, Marshini Chetty, Mihir Kshirsagar
A simple and inexpensive test of failure-atomic update mechanisms.
SECTION: Contributed articles
Investigating student knowledge transfer and metacognitive activities at college CS departments and at coding bootcamps.
Quinn Burke, Cinamon Sunrise Bailey
Exploring what leaders can do to improve and sustain social alignment over time.
Andrew Burton-Jones, Alicia Gilchrist, Peter Green, Michael Draheim
SECTION: Review articles
In distributed systems theory, CALM presents a result that delineates the frontier of the possible.
Joseph M. Hellerstein, Peter Alvaro
SECTION: Research highlights
"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 geo-marketplace.
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
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 gap.
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 of these algorithms on real terrains.
Aaron Lowe, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Mathias Rav
COLUMN: Last byte
A different kind of first-contact scenario.