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Hazeltine, Barrett
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
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Barrett Hazeltine is Professor of Engineering at Brown University. In 1991-1992 he held the Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Baylor University. From 1972 to 1992 he was also Associate Dean of the College at Brown. His teaching and research interests are in technology planning especially in developing countries, computer applications, engineering management, and teaching of technology for Liberal Arts students.

He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan - Ph.D. - 1962. At Michigan he was in the research group headed by Arthur Burks, who had worked with John Von Neumann at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Institute for Advanced Studies

He has taught computing, engineering, and management at the University of Zambia in 1970 and 1976, at the University of Malawi in 1980-81, 1983-84, and 1988-89, at the University of Botswana in 1993, and Africa University in Zimbabwe in 1996-97 and 2000. He received awards for teaching from thirteen senior classes at Brown, 1972 to 1984, and 1990. In 1985 the award was named after him. He has written papers on digital logic, technology transfer, and engineering education, a textbook on electronic circuit design and a textbook on small-scale technologies.

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  Defining through expansion: conducting asynchronous remote communities (ARC) research with stigmatized groups
Maestre J., MacLeod H., Connelly C., Dunbar J., Beck J., Siek K., Shih P.  CHI 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal QC, Canada,  Apr 21-26, 2018) 1-13, 2018. Type: Proceedings

An asynchronous remote community is basically a web-based focus group. The research reported here confirms the expectation that it is especially effective in research with stigmatized groups--in this case, people living with human immunodefic...

Aug 26 2021  
   The agile leader: leveraging the power of influence
Šochová Z.,  Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-366604-28-6)

The author states that The agile leader allows the reader to “sample the various concepts and principles of agile leadership.” Some familiarity with Scrum and agility would be helpful beforehand. Agility basically means being wi...

May 21 2021  
   Kings of crypto: one startup’s quest to take cryptocurrency out of Silicon Valley and onto Wall Street
Roberts J.,  Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 236 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633698-70-3)

Kings of crypto is a fun read about a Bitcoin exchange startup. It begins with a readable exposition of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Blockchains are basically distributed ledgers that show every pertinent transaction. The ledger is org...

Apr 1 2021  
  Adaptive architecture and personal data
Schnädelbach H., Jäger N., Urquhart L.  ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 26(2): 1-31, 2019. Type: Article

This paper focuses on the implications of sensors embedded in buildings to make the buildings responsive to people. An important issue is privacy. One reason these privacy issues are important is the European Union’s General Data Protection ...

Nov 20 2020  
  Applying cross project defect prediction approaches to cross-company effort estimation
Amasaki S., Yokogawa T., Aman H.  PROMISE 2019 (Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering, Recife, Brazil,  Sep 18, 2019) 76-79, 2019. Type: Proceedings

The problem is estimating the effort required to complete a software project. The problem is difficult because of the shortage of data within the project, so a promising strategy is to use data from other projects. Work has been done on predicting...

Jun 30 2020  
   Multiplatform MOOC analytics: comparing global and regional patterns in edX and Edraak
Ruipérez-Valiente J., Halawa S., Reich J.  [email protected] 2019 (Proceedings of the Sixth (2019) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, Chicago, IL,  Jun 24-25, 2019) 1-9, 2019. Type: Proceedings

Outcomes from a regional massive open online course (MOOC) are better than those from a global MOOC. The best-known MOOCs are global, such as edX, Coursera, and FutureLearn, but regional MOOCs exist. The paper compares the effectiveness of an Arab...

May 19 2020  
   The twenty-six words that created the Internet
Kosseff J.,  CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY, 2019. 328 pp. Type: Book (978-1-501714-41-2)

The 26 words in the title refer to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information...

Mar 26 2020  
  Epistemology in the era of fake news: an exploration of information verification behaviors among social networking site users
Torres R., Gerhart N., Negahban A.  ACM SIGMIS Database 49(3): 78-97, 2018. Type: Article

Factors that influence social networking site users when it comes to verifying information include perceptions about the network’s composition, perceptions about the authors of the information, and the user’s intentions to share. In pa...

Mar 2 2020  
  Majority is not enough: Bitcoin mining is vulnerable
Eyal I., Sirer E.  Communications of the ACM 61(7): 95-102, 2018. Type: Article

This article concerns a way to circumvent the decentralization aspect of Bitcoin, that is, it shows how a group of “miners” could control the cryptocurrency by colluding. The attractiveness of Bitcoin is the perception that no person c...

Jan 30 2020  
  Patiency is not a virtue: the design of intelligent systems and systems of ethics
Bryson J.  Ethics and Information Technology 20(1): 15-26, 2018. Type: Article

Do moral issues exist in dealing with artificial intelligence (AI) systems such as robots? The word “patiency” in the title refers to whether an AI system can be treated in a way that is morally “wrong.” The author conclude...

Oct 10 2019  
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