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Salary Disputes
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

In Moshe Vardi's "Where Have All the Domestic Graduate Students Gone?," the short but woefully incomplete answer is that the wage premium for a Ph.D. in CS is simply too small to justify foregoing five years of industry-level salary.

Driving the Cloud to True Zero Carbon
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Climate change has come to the fore as a business concern, and this compels the business leaders of computing technology companies to be on the side of progress toward true zero carbon.

Technological Responses to COVID-19
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Companies are finding new ways to enforce social distancing, clean public spaces, and provide substitutes for human workers.

Issues Arise When Time Goes Digital
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Robin K. Hill considers why time can be "a pesky problem for computing."

Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.

The Time I Stole $10,000 from Bell Labs
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Why DevOps encourages us to celebrate outages.

Differential Privacy
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

A discussion with Miguel Guevara, Damien Desfontaines, Jim Waldo, and Terry Coatta

Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Synthesizing the emerging directions of research at the intersection of differential privacy and cryptography.

Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided
Mon, 01/25/2021 -21:50

A decades-old rivalry has riven the field. It's time to move on.

How England Implemented its Computer Science Education Program
Fri, 01/22/2021 -20:34

Computer science concepts have been part of the official English curriculum for over a decade, but reforms have encouraged wider participation in the last six years.

Rethinking Immigration Policies for STEM Doctorates
Fri, 01/22/2021 -16:41

A streamlined process for awarding green cards to international STEM doctoral students graduating from U.S. universities could benefit American innovation and competitiveness, according to a study by researchers from Cornell and the University of California, San Diego.

Systemic Inequalities Hinder LGBTQ STEM Professionals
Wed, 01/20/2021 -16:53

The scientific and technical contributions of LGBTQ STEM professionals are more likely to be devalued than those of the non-LGBTQ peers, according to a study published in Science Advances.  

Teen Wins National App Challenge Two Years In a Row
Tue, 01/19/2021 -15:16

David Love, a 16-year-old high school sophomore in Kankakee, Ill., has two consecutive Congressional App Challenge wins under his belt.

Fair Warning
Fri, 01/15/2021 -20:47

For as long as there has been AI research, there have been credible critiques about the risks of AI boosterism.

Amazon Endows CS Chair at Seattle U After Hiring Away Department Professor
Fri, 01/15/2021 -16:51

Amazon hired Seattle University's computer science chair, then made a big donation to find her replacement.

Project Turns Old Smartphones Into 2,500 Microscopes for Schools
Fri, 01/15/2021 -15:01

Chulalongkorn University, in cooperation with Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, will retrofit 2,500 old smartphones and turn them into digital microscopes.

COVID-19 Triggers Huge Rise in Donations for Research in China
Thu, 01/14/2021 -14:46

COVID-19 sparked a huge rise in private philanthropic giving in China, with a substantial amount going towards R&D of vaccines and other treatments by scientists throughout China but particularly at elite universities and research centers.

Project Managers Shouldn't Trust Their Programmers. Do This Instead
Mon, 01/11/2021 -19:55

Don't simply trust and pay your programmers. Why? Because you may end up losing. Instead, you need to validate and review the work performed. Doing so set you up for winning. Here's why.

Argonne and CPS Bring Scientists and Students Together for Virtual STEM Events
Mon, 01/11/2021 -15:19

Argonne collaborated with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on virtual events last year to help students learn more about STEM education and careers before the 2020 National Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code.

What Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Need to Know About Computing
Sat, 01/09/2021 -16:13

Defining goals for computing education beyone CS and Informatics offerings.