Computers

Saket Navlakha, Salk Institute

Tom, I sent the video [about my work] around to my colleagues, and they all agree that it was extremely well-done. Very professional, making the point without over-hyping, and with informative content.

Video for "Distributed Information Processing in Biological and Computational Systems"

Videojournalism introducing a paper that outlines how both computers and members of natural communities (such as ants, birds, and cells) cooperate.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/23/2014

Video for "Computationally Modeling Human Emotion"

Videojournalism about how researchers are teaching computers to understand the processes that create human emotion, possibly leading to better decisions and human-computer interfaces.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Wed, 11/26/2014

Video for "Scene Understanding by Labeling Pixels"

Videojournalism about algorithms that help computers recognize objects within an image, and undestand the scene itself.

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 10/27/2014

Video for "Moving Portraits"

Videojournalism about turning photo collections into movie-like "Face Movies", via a system that's been incorporated into Google's Picasa photo program. (Many thanks to guest interviewer Teresa Meek.)

Screenshot of the video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Fri, 08/22/2014

Video for "Efficient Maximum Flow Algorithms"

Videojournalism about the applications of, and solutions to, the "maximum-flow/minimum-cut" problem, which affects surprisingly diverse fields. As before, I did most of this, with the help of two shooters.

Screenshot of video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/24/2014

Video for "Community Sense and Response Systems: Your Phone as Quake Detector"

Videojournalism about a program at Caltech that collects seismic data through the cell phones of volunteers throughout the Los Angeles area. I did pretty much everything -- shooting, editing, titles, narration, audio, intro music -- with the help of an experienced primary cameraperson.

Screenshot of video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 06/30/2014

Video for the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award

A celebration of the life work of Leslie Lamport, recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award. I did production, direction, editing, voiceover, and most of the shooting. Promoted in the article at http://cacm.acm.org/news/175166-general-agreement/fulltext , and presented at the awards banquet.

Screenshot of video as it appears on Vimeo
Date of publication: 
Thu, 05/22/2014

The Forever Disc

An article in the May 2014 issue of CACM about data storage for very long times, e.g. a million years.

Article as it appears in CACM's digital library
Date of publication: 
Mon, 04/28/2014

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