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Technical Perspective: Model Structure Takes Guesswork Out of State Estimation
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Technical Perspective: Model Structure Takes Guesswork Out of State Estimation

"Worst-Case Topological Entropy and Minimal Data Rate for State Estimation of Switched Linear Systems" gives a method for computing the topological entropy of a...

Worst-Case Topological Entropy and Minimal Data Rate for State Estimation of Switched Linear Systems
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Worst-Case Topological Entropy and Minimal Data Rate for State Estimation of Switched Linear Systems

In this paper, we study the problem of estimating the state of a switched linear system when the observation of the system is subject to communication constraints...

Technical Perspective: Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism
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Technical Perspective: Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism

"Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs" is an example of work that takes seriously the task of supporting a small group that...

Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs
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Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs: An Inclusive Recommender System

We propose a novel Top-N recommendation model that combines information about an autistic user's idiosyncratic aversions with her/his preferences in a personalized...

Technical Perspective: Eyelid Gestures Enhance Mobile Interaction
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Technical Perspective: Eyelid Gestures Enhance Mobile Interaction

"Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments," by Mingming Fan et al., addresses the accessibility of mobile devices to people with motor impairments.

Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments
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Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments

We present an algorithm to detect nine eyelid gestures on smartphones in real time and evaluate it with 12 able-bodied people and four people with severe motor...

Technical Perspective: Neural Radiance Fields Explode on the Scene
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Technical Perspective: Neural Radiance Fields Explode on the Scene

Neural volume rendering exploded onto the scene in 2020, triggered by "NeRF," the impressive paper by Ben Mildenhall et al., on Neural Radiance Fields.

NeRF
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NeRF: Representing Scenes as Neural Radiance Fields for View Synthesis

We present a method that achieves state-of-the-art results for synthesizing novel views of complex scenes by optimizing an underlying continuous volumetric scene...

Technical Perspective: A Recipe for Protecting Against Speculation Attacks
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Technical Perspective: A Recipe for Protecting Against Speculation Attacks

"Speculative Taint Tracking (STT): A Comprehensive Protection for Speculatively Accessed Data," by Jiyong Yu et al., might be a beginning of an end to speculation...

Speculative Taint Tracking (STT)
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Speculative Taint Tracking (STT): A Comprehensive Protection for Speculatively Accessed Data

This paper proposes speculative taint tracking (STT), a high security and high performance hardware mechanism, to block speculative execution attacks.

Technical Perspective: Cooking Up a Solution to Microwave Heat Distribution
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Technical Perspective: Cooking Up a Solution to Microwave Heat Distribution

"Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven," by Haojian Jin et al., introduces a feedback mechanism to microwave heating through a technique the authors call...

Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven
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Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven

We present software-defined cooking (SDC), a low-cost closed-loop microwave oven system that aims to heat food in a software-defined thermal trajectory.

Technical Perspective: On Proofs, Entanglement, and Games
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Technical Perspective: On Proofs, Entanglement, and Games

"MIP* = RE," by Zhengfeng Ji et al., studies quantum interactive proofs.

MIP* = RE
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MIP* = RE

In this work, we study a fourth modification to the notion of efficient verification that originates in the study of quantum entanglement.

Technical Perspective: Finding the Sweet Spot Amid Accuracy and Performance
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Technical Perspective: Finding the Sweet Spot Amid Accuracy and Performance

"Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service," by Alexandru Cristian et al., makes accessible an end-to-end cloud service that produces traffic-aware, real-time...

Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service
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Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service

We describe multi-itinerary optimization, a novel Bing Maps service that automates the process of building itineraries for multiple agents while optimizing their...

Technical Perspective: The Real-World Dilemma of Security and Privacy by Design
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Technical Perspective: The Real-World Dilemma of Security and Privacy by Design

"Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System," by Jihoon Lee et al., investigates real-world attacks on the current implementation of Wireless Emergency Alerts...

Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System
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Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System

We investigate the Wireless Emergency Alert system and develop and demonstrate the first practical spoofing attack on Presidential Alerts, using commercially available...

Technical Perspective: Liquid Testing Using Built-in Phone Sensors
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Technical Perspective: Liquid Testing Using Built-in Phone Sensors

"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...

Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone
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Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone

We show a simple and accurate approach to measuring surface tension that's available to anyone with a smartphone.
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