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Blockchain basics: a non-technical introduction in 25 steps
Although blockchain is, among other things, a promising new technology, there is also a lot of hype surrounding it. Its proponents have suggested that it can do everything from tracking tuna to ending world poverty. Part of the problem is that, as with many new technologies... more
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By that time, many of us had realized that computer science is no longer about the computer: The Internet (by which I mean both the network of networks and the application networks running on it) had become by far the most important... more
- Christos H. Papadimitriou (2012)
Articles
The logical view on continuous Petri nets: ACM Transactions on Computational Logic

The reachability problem for standard Petri nets is EXPSPACE hard, and the coverability problem is EXPSPACE complete. However, more efficient algorithms exist for variants of the standard nets... more

Automata (F.1.1...) | Nov 17 17

The Ulam programming language for artificial life: Artificial Life

The most amazing information processing imaginable can be seen in biology: a fertilized egg grows into an adult, a seed to a tree. Biological information processing can be thermodynamic (1010b/sec to 1015b/sec per... more

Programming Languages (D.3) | Nov 17 17

Numerically aware orderings for sparse symmetric indefinite linear systems: ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

The LDLT decomposition of a real symmetric matrix where L is lower triangular with unit diagonal and D diagonal except for 2x2 blocks is a challenge... more

Numerical Linear Algebra (G.1.3) | Nov 16 17

I need your encouragement!: CHI 17

Exam anxiety can make students seriously underperform. Can supportive comments through social media help release exam anxiety? In this paper, Deloatch et al. try to answer this question. Their experiment investigates how supportive... more

Social Networking (H.3.4...) | Nov 15 17

A low-cost and high-performance architecture for robust human detection using histogram of edge oriented gradients: Microprocessors & Microsystems

Due to their programmability and hardware parallelism, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) will be widely used to speed up edge/cloud computation on... more

Microprocessors & computers (B.7.1...) | Nov 13 17

Discovering user behavioral features to enhance information search on big data: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Cassavia et al. reduce theory into practice in this paper. All too often, the disciplines we live in exist abstractly with theories or dense algorithms... more

Management (D.2.9) | Nov 10 17

A general approximation method for bicriteria minimization problems: Theoretical Computer Science

Many applications in operations research require the simultaneous optimization of multiple (typically mutually opposing) objective functions. Since the general... more

Optimization (G.1.6) | Nov 9 17

Cyber security and the role of intelligent systems in addressing its challenges: ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

Individuals, organizations, and societies have come to rely more and more on computational infrastructure, ranging from our personal computing devices to... more

Intelligent Agents (I.2.11...) | Nov 8 17

Tiers for peers: a practical algorithm for discovering hierarchy in weighted networks: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

In the recent world of social networks and big data, the investigation of graph structures representing relationships between components of large datasets is a practically relevant and scientifically interesting... more

Data Mining (H.2.8...) | Nov 7 17

Dual graph regularized NMF model for social event detection from Flickr data: World Wide Web

Over time, Flickr has become a very large photo and video repository, claiming more than 13 billion photos available onsite. It sounds logical that many people are beginning to consider it... more

Multimedia Databases (H.2.4...) | Nov 7 17

Books
Mobile sensors and context-aware computing

I am disappointed in this book. I’m an engineer designing distributed Internet of Things (IoT) systems as well as a part-time college instructor, and I was hoping for a future-oriented discussion of the evolution of... more
Real-Time & Embedded Systems (C.3...) | Nov 16 17

From neuron to cognition via computational neuroscience

An old aphorism says that, if our brains were simple enough to be understood, we wouldn’t be smart enough to understand them. Fortunately, many scientists are not so pessimistic, and they are unrelentingly... more
Applications & Expert Systems (I.2.1) | Nov 15 17

Fundamentals of IP and SoC security: design, verification, and debug

The ubiquity of connected devices (smartphones, home assistants, health trackers, and emerging autonomous cars) can be attributed to the advancement of shrinking semiconductor technology. Apart from the... more
General (B.7.0) | Nov 14 17

Fundamentals of computer graphics (4th ed.)

Computer graphics is an area of computer science that studies methods to generate and manipulate images using computers. One of the most popular books for teaching and learning computer graphics is this book, also... more
General (I.3.0) | Nov 14 17

Encyclopedia of applied and computational mathematics

Encyclopedia of applied and computational mathematics (EACM) is a comprehensive reference work covering the vast field of applied and computational mathematics. The emphasis on computation reflects growing... more
General (G.0) | Nov 13 17

Lifelong machine learning

Machine learning (ML) is fundamental to defining how a machine can learn from datasets and present this information in the way the user desires. This brings two separate paradigms together--computing and statistics. We have experienced the evolution of ML in... more
Learning (I.2.6) | Nov 9 17

Reactive programming with Angular and ngrx

Many programmers may not be aware of the fact that JavaScript has a powerful functional programming subset. The use of callbacks is very common, but is only a small part of how functional techniques can improve the conciseness, readability, and maintainability... more
Object-Oriented Programming (D.1.5) | Nov 9 17

The probability lifesaver

The theoretical foundations of probability have been developed over nearly four centuries. This legacy is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it is so rich and diverse, offering many results whose relations to one another, obscure at first glance, form a... more
Mathematics & Statistics (J.2...) | Nov 8 17

Technology, society and sustainability: selected concepts, issues and cases

The predominant nation represented in this book is Poland, however additional nations represented include Greece, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Australia, India, China, Italy, Bulgaria, the Netherlands... more
Organizational Impacts (K.4.3) | Nov 8 17

Competing against luck: the story of innovation and customer choice

At a recent meeting of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 279, about 60 experts from 30-plus countries engaged in a spirited discussion and debate about how to help... more
Economics (J.4...) | Nov 8 17


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