2011 - April
An interview with Melanie Mitchell: On complexity
Interviewed by Richard T. Snodgrass
Melanie Mitchell, a Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, has written a compelling and engaging book entitled Complexity: A Guided Tour, published just last year by Oxford University Press. This book was named by Amazon.com as one of the 10 best science books of 2009. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, biologically inspired computing, cognitive science, and complex systems.
Ubiquity symposium: What have we said about computation?: closing statement
by Peter J. Denning
April 2011The "computation" symposium presents the reflections of thinkers from many sectors of computing on the fundamental question in the background of everything we do as computing professionals. ...
Resurrecting the bullet point: the return of an old and valued friend
by Philip Yaffe
April 2011PowerPoint has come under attack in recent years. Well known figures such as Edward Tufte have castigated PowerPoint for corrupting minds and numbing thought. Some sociologists have condemned it for ...