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Interview

An interview with Pamela Wisniewski: making the online world safer for our youth

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Dr. Pamela Wisniewski is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida's Department of Computer Science and an inaugural member of the ACM Future Computing Academy. As a human-computer interaction researcher, she studies privacy as a means to protect people, but more importantly, as a social mechanism to enrich online interactions that people share with others. She is particularly interested in the interplay between social media, privacy, and online safety for adolescents. Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, she is committed to protecting at-risk youth from online sexual predation risks, as well as empowering vulnerable youth online, so that they can garner the resources and support they need to overcome adversity and succeed in life.

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Communication Corner

How to untie your tongue

by Philip Yaffe

Each "Communication Corner" essay is self-contained; however, they build on each other. 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.

Communication is not only the written word. In this installment, Philip Yaffe shares tips and exercises that will help improve your skills in both writing and speaking.

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Interview

An interview with Bushra Anjum: learning to be a generalist is valuable to your career

November 2018
Interviewed by Peter Denning

While machine learning has proven to be promising in several application domains, our understanding of its behavior and limitations is still in its nascent stages. One such domain is that of cybersecurity. Presented within is a new interdisciplinary area of research, at the crossroads of machine learning, cybersecurity, and streaming data mining. ...


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The 7% rule revisited

October 2018
by Philip Yaffe

While machine learning has proven to be promising in several application domains, our understanding of its behavior and limitations is still in its nascent stages. One such domain is that of cybersecurity. Presented within is a new interdisciplinary area of research, at the crossroads of machine learning, cybersecurity, and streaming data mining. ...