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Communication Corner

Silence is golden, especially when you need to say something important

by Philip Yaffe

While we may think we are writing from the reader's point of view, often we aren't. Not because we don't want to, but because we have never been taught how. ...


Interview

An interview with Lauren Maffeo: understanding the risks of machine learning bias

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

While we may think we are writing from the reader's point of view, often we aren't. Not because we don't want to, but because we have never been taught how. ...



Interview

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

December 2018
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

For more than 40 years, Jeffrey Buzen has been a leader in performance prediction of computer systems and networks. His first major contribution was an algorithm, known now as Buzen's Algorithm, that calculated the throughput and response time of any practical network of servers in a few seconds. Since then, he formulated a more complete theory of randomness, which he calls "observational stochastics." Last year he published the book "Rethinking Randomness," which lays out his new theory. We talked with Jeff Buzen about his work. ...


department

How to untie your tongue

December 2018
by Philip Yaffe

For more than 40 years, Jeffrey Buzen has been a leader in performance prediction of computer systems and networks. His first major contribution was an algorithm, known now as Buzen's Algorithm, that calculated the throughput and response time of any practical network of servers in a few seconds. Since then, he formulated a more complete theory of randomness, which he calls "observational stochastics." Last year he published the book "Rethinking Randomness," which lays out his new theory. We talked with Jeff Buzen about his work. ...