computing

Video for "Model Learning"

An interview with Frits Vaandrager of Radboud University (The Netherlands), on a system that probes unknown systems to figure out their inner logic.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 01/23/2017

Video for "Apache Spark: A Unified Engine for Big Data Processing"

Matei Zaharia talks about his creation Apache Spark, a modular platform for performing calculations on big data.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 10/28/2016

Video for "Spatial Computing"

An interview with Shashi Shekhar at the University of Minnesota, as he describes challenges and opportunities from computing relationships in the spaces of our real world.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/22/2015

Video for "Programming the Quantum Future"

Interview with Benoît Valiron about programming quantum computers, in particular about his new language, "Quipper". Shot at the University of Waterloo (Canada) during a conference on the subject.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/23/2015

Munish Sharma

Your tutorials on lynda.com were really helpful, they make it really easy for non-programmers.

Michele Petry, BankersOnline.com

I have watched your videos on lynda.com as my bible -- you are an excellent trainer.

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.

Computing's Narrow Focus May Hinder Women's Participation

I was afraid to work on this article about the gender gap in computing because it's a topic surrounded by dogma, strong feelings, and poorly conceived statistics. As a result, most coverage on it is timid and shallow. But I think the hours of interviewing and research paid off. I'm happy with how it turned out. Online-only.

It's gotten lots of coverage:

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Mon, 08/18/2014

How Do You Feel? Your Computer Knows (video)

A video to accompany this article in CACM. Wrote, produced, and presented.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 12/23/2013

How Do You Feel? Your Computer Knows (article)

An article in the January 2014 issue of CACM about "affective computing", which enables your computing device to perceive react to your emotions and moods.

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Article as it appeared in print
Date of publication: 
Mon, 12/23/2013
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