2017 - July
Is quantum computing for real?: an interview with Catherine McGeoch of D-Wave Systems
by Walter Tichy
In this interview, computer scientist Catherine McGeoch demystifies quantum computing and introduces us to a new world of computational thinking.
Mixing computation with people: an interview with Marianne Winslett
by Richard T. Snodgrass
In this interview, we learn about five fascinating subjects: security in manufacturing, negotiating trust in the web, updating logical databases, differential privacy, and scientific computing (including its security issues). This is a confluence that has, at its roots, the thorny problems that arise when you mix computation with people. Some beautiful technical results, many originated by Marianne Winslett, now address those challenges, but some surprises crop up along the way.