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LATEST ARTICLES

Symposium

Big data: big data and the attention economy

by Bernardo A. Huberman

While attention has always been prized above money, few people have had the means to attract it to themselves. But the new digital economy has provided everyone with a loudspeaker; thus efforts at getting noticed have rapidly escalated in global society. The attention economy focuses on the mechanisms that mediate the allocation of this scarce entity. Social networks and big data play a role in determining what is noticed and acted upon.

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Symposium

Big data: big data, digitization, and social change

by Jeffrey Johnson, Peter Denning, David Sousa-Rodrigues, Kemal A. Delic

We use the term "big data" with the understanding that the real game changer is the connection and digitization of everything. Every portfolio is affected: finance, transport, housing, food, environment, industry, health, welfare, defense, education, science, and more. The authors in this symposium will focus on a few of these areas to exemplify the main ideas and issues.

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Interview

The changing culture of computer science: an interview with Marianne Winslett, part 2

November 2017
Interviewed by Richard T. Snodgrass

In this second interview with Marianne Winslett, our conversation mines the temporal and spatial aspects of the culture of CS research and development within academia, labs, and startups, delving into recent trends that are fundamentally changing our profession.

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department

How to say what you mean and mean what you say

October 2017
by Philip Yaffe

Each "Communication Corner" essay is self-contained; this week learn how to construct truly effective sentences. For best results, before reading this essay and doing the exercise, go to the first essay "How an Ugly Duckling Became a Swan," then read each succeeding essay.

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