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Computer Science Programs to Increase in Hawaii Schools

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:56

Hawaii's Board of Education is working to boost computer science programs in the state’s schools.

Trilogy Raises $50 Million for University-Boot Camp Program

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:48

Trilogy Education Services, which runs programming boot camps on the campuses of presitigious universities, has raised an additional $50 million from investors.

RISC Management

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

ACM A.M. Turing award recipients John Hennessy and David Patterson have introduced generations of students to reduced instruction set computing.

Privacy in Decentralized Cryptocurrencies

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

When it comes to anonymizing cryptocurrencies, one size most definitely does not fit all.

Bias on the Web

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

Bias in Web data and use taints the algorithms behind Web-based applications, delivering equally biased results.

Ability-Based Design

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

By focusing on users' abilities rather than disabilities, designers can create interactive systems better matched to those abilities.

Identifying Patterns in Medical Records through Latent Semantic Analysis

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

Text analysis can reveal patterns of association among medical terms and medical codes.

Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

A look at JavaScript libraries in the wild.

Documentation Is Automation

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

A.B.A. = Always be automating.

An Interview with Dave Parnas

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

A discussion of ideas about software engineering.

Getting Hooked on Tech

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

Programming Programming Languages, and Analyzing Facebook's Failure

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

Mark Guzdial considers an idea with significant educational implications, while Susan Landau looks into the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal.

Celebrating Excellence

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

ACM's most prestigious recognition is the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the 2017 award goes to John Hennessy and David Patterson: "For pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry."

The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:23

In 2011, the Dutch industrial giant Philips unveiled something it called the Microbial Home.

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:40

Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford University's A.I. lab and chief scientist for A.I. at Google Cloud, one of the search giant's most promising enterprises.

China's Long March for the Soul of the Nation's Digital Future Faces an Ever-Shifting End Point

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:20

In China's quest for the soul of the nation's digital technology, Ni Guangnan and Cheng Xu are two of the foot soldiers of a two-decade march to develop an indigenous semiconductor processor and operating system, a journey where the end point is ever-shifting.

Comprehensive Database Will Track Which K-12 Schools Teach C.S.

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:35 has announced a joint initiative with the Computer Science Teachers Association to create a nationwide database of U.S. schools showing which teach computer science.

Data-Driven Instruction: Top Trend in K-12 Use of Ed-Tech, Teachers Say

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:00

A survey of 1,516 teachers found that three out of four say data-driven instruction is the top trend in how education technology is impacting their schools.

Academy to Deliver New Initiatives for Women and Girls in STEM

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:00

Australia has allocated $600,000 for the development of a roadmap for increasing engagement and participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Making Decisions That the Computers Cannot

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:45

Brain drain to the corporate sector has universities worried. The next generation of scientists risks losing its teachers.