When data can be anywhere, what country has jurisdiction? In a case involving an Outlook user—whose data was stored in Ireland by a US company (Microsoft)—a US court will rule on what country’s laws apply.
How best to efficiently search for similar items in a large dataset? In this Simons Foundation talk, Alexandr Andoni describes using the tools and perspectives of high-dimensional geometry to benefit search algorithms.
Funville Adventures tells the story of 9-year old Emmy and her 5-year old brother Leo who find themselves transported to … Continue reading Author Interview: Allison Bishop on the learning opportunities of math-based fantasy
Schulzrinne, who co-developed key VoIP and other multimedia protocols, takes a look back at what was learned from deploying the land line, 2G, 3G, and 4G.
Researchers led by Eugene Wu are presenting two papers next week in Chicago at SIGMOD, a leading international forum for … Continue reading Query logs put to new uses in data analysis: democratizing interfaces and tracking sources of errors
Using AI techniques, Kathleen McKeown and Julia Hirschberg are creating an automated, universal sentiment detection system for new languages, including low-resource languages where translators are few.
Legendary quantitative investment manager (and former Columbia computer scientist) David E. Shaw spoke to a packed auditorium about his research into high-speed simulations to understand molecular biology.
Part of edX’s graduate-level MicroMasters series, the course gives instruction in the technical aspects of physics-based animation. Grinspun’s research has been incorporated into films by Disney, Pixar, LucasFilm, Weta Digital, and other studios.
Over 150 researchers attended the March 24 event on applying extreme-scale parallel computing systems to solve diverse problems. Ruchir Puri, chief architect of IBM Watson, was keynote speaker.
In creating Moana and other animated movies, artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios use techniques developed by Grinspun and his students to give characters lifelike hair that flows, bounces, and twists.