Association for Computing Machinery

When Computers Are The Hackers

Coverage of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, a competition in Las Vegas where seven teams trained computers to hack each other for over three million dollars in prizes. Here's the video I produced at this event.

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Tue, 08/09/2016

Video for "Computational Biology in the 21st Century"

An interview with ACM Fellow and MIT Professor Bonnie Berger about how to improve computer handling of biological data, specifically relating to genomes.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 07/26/2016

Drones Too Complicated? We'll Take Care of That

An article about "drones as a service": companies that offer to fly drones for various purposes on an as-needed basis.

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Thu, 06/30/2016

Video for "Whitfield Diffie/Martin Hellman, 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipients"

Similar to the videos I produced over the past two years to celebrate 2013 recipient Leslie Lamport, and 2014 recipient Michael Stonebraker, this video describes highlights from the careers of two great cryptographers, creators of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange method.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 05/23/2016

Video for "A Survey of Robotic Musicianship"

An interview with Mason Bretan and Gil Weinberg of Georgia Tech, discussing how they (and others) have imbued musical "feeling" in robotic systems.

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Tue, 04/26/2016

Can Chatbots Think Before They Talk?

An article about recent developments in computer programs that mimic human conversation ("chatbots"), particularly the use of modern artificial intelligence techniques to improve their discourse.

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Tue, 04/26/2016

Video for "A Fistful of Bitcoins"

An interview with Sarah Meiklejohn, lead author of a paper that describes how she and her colleagues unmasked some bitcoin owners, despite the common belief that bitcoin is anonymous.

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Wed, 03/23/2016

Video for "An Interview with Stanford University President John Hennessy"

I wrote and edited a tribute to Dr. Hennessy, based on raw video ably shot by Stanford University's media services department.

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Fri, 02/26/2016

Rich Data, Poor Fields

An article about use of digital resources and mobile devices to improve crops worldwide.

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Fri, 02/26/2016

In Privacy Law, It's the U.S. vs. the World

An article about the special position of the United States in internet privacy law, a topic under special scrutiny after the revelations of Edward Snowden.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 01/26/2016

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