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Sourcemap

Leo Bonanni
2011 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
The students and the entrepreneurs who used Sourcemap in its early stages showed that there was demand for information and tools to help understand the impact of products.  ...  Sourcemap: Eco-Design, Sustainable Supply Chains, and Radical Transparency In 2007, I was looking for a tool that my product design students could use to measure carbon footprints.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1961678.1961681 fatcat:ibs5ior2u5hgfkwr25qtwvqnc4

Introduction

Justin Solomon
2009 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
Along with his work as the managing editor for ACM Crossroads, he participates in computer graphics research in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Computer Science and Pixar Animation Studios  ...  Visit the NEW Site www.acm.org/crossroads The frequently updated Crossroads Web site is your one-stop resource for free access to all past issues and tutorials.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1558897.1558898 fatcat:6az6iil75bbxxcdnj2xuos53xu

Supercomputers

Sumit Narayan
2009 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
By providing separate processors for each event, the CPU was responsible only for computations, thus leaving the CPU with fewer instructions.  ...  CDC-6600 was also the first machine to introduce separate processors for the handling of housekeeping tasks such as memory access and input/output (I/O).  ...  The first official customer, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), paid $8.86 million to own the supercomputer. This machine shaped the computer industry for years to come.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1558897.1558900 fatcat:mmifcg3gpvhxppffw5ioa42tde

Introduction

Justin Solomon
2009 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
As the student members of the ACM, Crossroads readers already make up a self-identified group of the leaders of future developments in computing.  ...  Visit the NEW site at www.acm.org/crossroads Biography D uring the recent ACM SIGGRAPH conference for computer graphics (August 3-7 in New Orleans), Pixar vice president Rob Cook gave a particularly  ... 
doi:10.1145/1618588.1618589 fatcat:anreoqlqxjcrpewwg4qyiokmmu

Introduction

Justin Solomon
2008 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
Positions in marketing, graphics design, and web developers are also open.Be a part of the student magazine of the first society in computing!For details, please email crossroads@acm.org  ...  , competes in programming contests, and plays cello and piano. 2008 issue of ACM Crossroads, we continue to explore student work and professional viewpoints across the spectrum of computer science research  ... 
doi:10.1145/1452012.1452013 fatcat:bwfultmvmjggxoqshyei43dl2y

PetaBricks

Jason Ansel, Cy Chan
2010 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
Biographies Jason Ansel and Cy Chan are PhD candidates in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.  ...  X R D S • F A L L 2 0 1 0 • V O L . 1 7 • N O . 1 © 2010 ACM 1528-4972/10/0900 $10.00  ...  for the user's situation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1836543.1836554 fatcat:saatqe5binabvkzzq5ad4fxxqu

Subliminal computing

Ryan Kelly
2011 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
Can information presented below the threshold of consciousness be used to provide support to the users of interactive computer systems?  ...  Enter The Computer Computers are ideal for the presentation of subliminal stimuli.  ...  Images or words are then presented in the outer regions of the screen for extremely brief periods.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2000775.2000786 fatcat:hvoqdxxc5rhx5kl2kzvkgnwwde

Introduction

Michael A. Grasso
2003 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
These articles represent just a sample of the interdisciplinary work being done in Computer Science.  ...  We hope they provide a glimpse into the many ways that computers have improved our quality of life and helped humankind.  ...  This issue of Crossroads explores some of the ways computer technology is being applied to other disciplines.  ... 
doi:10.1145/904073.904074 fatcat:6we4b7rujnbajkp4fqh57uasgy

Programming the future

James Stanier
2010 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
This issue of XRDS examines some fascinating research and opinion on programming, from how to teach future programmers, to coding on a team in the for-profit world, to breaking research on programming  ...  The first strand of this issue explores parallel programming. How are we progressing toward truly harnessing the power of multi-core computing?  ... 
doi:10.1145/1836543.1836546 fatcat:gin5efyawrevpg2m5dxb5mkpqq

Beyond freebird

David A. Shamma
2010 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
Ayman is the creator and lead investigator on the Yahoo! Zync project.  ...  He designs and prototypes systems for multimedia-mediated communication, and develops targeted methods and metrics for understanding how people communicate online in small environments and at web scale  ...  More than just text alone, the form of the conversational shadow has to account for the structure of tweets themselves.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1869086.1869099 fatcat:v3syke74bzgrpiwp6ftviiaofe

Ed Boyden

Robert J. Simmons
2011 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
A pivotal moment occurred in early 2004 when Boyden (in true graduate student form) was in the lab at 1 a.m.  ...  PROFILE Ed Boyden The Synthetic Neurobiologist BY ROBERT J. SIMMONS DOI: 10.1145/2000775.2000785 © 2011 ACM 1528-4972/11/0900 $10.00  ... 
doi:10.1145/2000775.2000785 fatcat:4lsb7yeg55dyfbziemcyqrntbe

Data encryption

Ed DeHart
2008 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
of data encryption encipher to encrypt a message with a cipher encode process of encryption with the use of codes encicode a message that has been encrypted by both coding and cipher methods for additional  ...  security encryption the process of making data secret by enciphering or encoding or both missive an unencrypted message plaintext unencrypted data or message The code and cipher are the two methods of  ...  could include for example, decrypted signatures 25 Crossroads www.acm.org/crossroads Fall 2008/ Vol. 15, No. 1 Figure 3 :Figure 4 : 34 Figure 3: Asymmetric-key encryption.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1452012.1452017 fatcat:6chbwvm4irdgnolznowcizv2b4

Encrypted Search

Seny Kamara
2015 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
The area of encrypted search, which is concerned with the design and analysis of cryptographic techniques for searching on encrypted data, could solve this dilemma and fundamentally transform the way we  ...  The importance and utility of this data, however, prevents it from being encrypted since we would lose the ability to search over it.  ...  Further Reading Here, we mention only the works discussed in this article and recommend the survey of Bösch, Hartel, Jonker and Peter [3] for a comprehensive overview of the research literature.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2730908 fatcat:mxtyqeop55eivo3xzmlzhu3pbi

Mixed nuts

Sid Stamm
2004 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
Mixed Nuts: Atypical Classroom Techniques for Computer Science Courses by Sid Stamm 6 Crossroads Summer 2004 Table 1 : 1 Initial Student Bias.  ...  Such variation benefits both the professor and the student. The same daily routine can become just as boring for an instructor as it can for the students.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1027313.1027316 fatcat:ivzqcgrs45gm7f3idrij4w7u6e

Running the turk

Nelson Zhang
2010 XRDS Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students  
The computer has a task that is easy for a human but extraordinarily hard for the computer. So instead of calling a computer service to perform the function, it calls a human.  ...  Sharon Chiarella To find out how Amazon.com runs its marketplace for crowdsourced labor, we spoke to the vice president at the company responsible for it.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1869086.1869103 fatcat:la5fjuxccfcxvlgtod4gi5gcvm
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