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Vishal Misra to be on Sports Technology Panel at IIT Alumni Global Leadership Conf. Misra co-founded Cricinfo, the world's largest sports portal (now ESPN Cricinfo) and credited with inventing live blogging.
July 25, Santa Clara, CA.
Alexandr Andoni will join the CS faculty as an associate professor starting in July. He is a theoretical computer scientist with broad interests in the algorithmic foundations of massive data.
He received his PhD from MIT under the supervision of Piotr Indyk.
Facebook just announced support for PGP, an encrypted mail standard. It sounds good, but there are major usability issues as Steve Bellovin points out in a blog post.
Facebook's follow-on moves will be telling.
It's been a year of cyberintrusions, capped off this week by IRS data being stolen from 100,000 accounts. Was it "hacking" or simply "inauthorized access"? Does it matter?
Steve Bellovin defines three types of security intrusions.
Once protocols such as IP are widely adopted, ossification becomes a risk to innovation (witness the slow progress of IPv6). In June's CACM, Henning Schulzrinne and co-authors
survey new testbeds that address this concern.
Towards Self-Powered Cameras
by Shree Nayar, Daniel Sims, and Mikhail Fridberg wins Best Paper at International Conference on Computational Photography.
It describes a camera that converts incident light to energy.
CS Depart announces that Suman Jana will join faculty January 2016 as assistant professor. Jana is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Texas (Austin)
working on issues of computer security and privacy.
Tony Jebara is featured in BBC report on advances in artificial intelligence—and the possible dangers. He explains what is meant by artificial intelligence and what machines lack currently.
Segments start 2:14, 14:25, 26:05.
Video of new computational hydrographic printing method—which aligns physically a color texture onto a 3D surface with a precision never before attained—draws 100,000+ YouTube views in 5 days.
Research led by Changxi Zheng.
Algorithm turns virtually any 3D object into a twisty-jointed puzzle similar to a Rubik's cube. A video shows how it auto-generates rotation axes and interlocking pieces for 3D fabrication.
Research led by Changxi Zheng.
Paper by Columbia computer scientists shows it's possible to spy on keystrokes and mouse clicks in a web browser by viewing data flowing in and out of a PC cache.
No special software is needed.
Martha Kim, in this month's issue of
MIT Technology Review
, cites the need for new computer architectures. Without fundamental changes, it is becoming increasingly awkward
to express programs needed for today's tasks.
Mohit Gupta, a research scientist in Computer Vision lab, is part of a team that created a low-cost 3-D camera that (unlike the Kinect) uses precise single-point scanning but in a fast, efficient way.
It also operates outdoors.
cites "Computing in Context" as one effort at Columbia and Barnard to promote digital humanities. The course, taught by Adam Cannon, teaches coding basics
to students interested in history, economics, and literary theory.
In interview with Business Standard, Vishal Misra argues that Indian regulators should focus efforts on maximizing consumer benefits
and not allow mobile providers to impose tolls on app-based services.
The Wall Street Journal
runs piece on Shree Nayar's self-powered camera. An accompanying video explains how an image sensor inside the camera takes in light and transfers it into energy.
Camera can take one picture per second forever.
Vishal Misra pens opinion piece arguing that (India telecom) Airtel's new Zero service (which offers select Internet services for free but demands payment for others) violates net neutrality.
It leads to preferential treatment.
Steven Feiner to sit on ETIA panel exploring new advances in virtual and augmented reality and how they apply to entertainment.
SMPTE is producing the ETIA conference held June 16-17 at Stanford.
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