What Does a Static, Sustainable Economy Look Like?
As resources diminish, research and innovation will be needed to compensate for their scarcity. How will computer science contribute to such a situation?
The SolarWinds Hack, and a Grand Challenge for CS Education
John Arquilla analyzes the latest in a long line of cyber intrusions, while Mark Guzdial considers how to prepare CS students for professional decision making.
Deep Learning Speeds MRI Scans
Machine intelligence significantly reduces the time needed for an MRI scan, which can help reduce patient anxiety.
The Best of NLP
Natural language processing delves more deeply into its knowledge gap.
The Worsening State of Ransomware
Sophisticated, dangerous ransomware is the new normal … and there is no simple fix.
Technology strategy and management
From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere
Tracing temporary work modifications resulting in permanent organizational changes.
Reflections on Black in Computing
Seeking to improve systemic fairness in the computing realm.
The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project
Respect your staff, learn from others, and know when to let go.
When Hackers Were Heroes
The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.
Roots of 'Program' Revisited
Considering the fundamental nature and malleability of programming.
Building a Multilingual Wikipedia
Seeking to develop a multilingual Wikipedia where content can be shared among language editions.
Arab World special section: Hot topics
An AI-Enabled Future for Qatar and the Region
The majority of Qataris are underemployed and working in government white collar jobs that are precisely the occupations likely to be made redundant by AI.
Traffic Routing in the Ever-Changing City of Doha
Addressing traffic routing problems with sparse data.
ArabHCI: Five Years and Counting
Building a community of Arab students and faculty interested in Human-Computer Interaction and a platform to connect with established HCI researchers.
Data Science for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Arab Region
The Arab region is well positioned for building world-class data science teams to fill the supply shortage of data professionals, especially in the oil and gas field critical to region's economy.
Building a Research University in the Arab Region: The Case of KAUST
Though KAUST shares many of the operational mechanisms of western universities, it has a unique model of operation that deviates from most modern universities in several important aspects.
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Lebanon
Despite the challenges that Lebanon has faced over the past five years, several success stories materialized in its entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Building a Preeminent Research Lab in the Arab Region: The Case of QCRI
QCRI was created with a mandate to support Qatar's transformation from a carbon economy to a knowledge-based economy.
Autonomous Driving in the Face of Unconventional Odds
Finding solutions to the challenges that will help deliver autonomous driving to world regions in desperate need of it.
The Strategic Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates
An overview of the United Arab Emirates' unique and visionary pursuit of artificial intelligence.
Arab World special section: Big trends
Cyber Security Research in the Arab Region: A Blooming Ecosystem with Global Ambitions
The Arab world's response to cyber security challenges does not happen without tension or regional specificity.
A Panoramic Survey of Natural Language Processing in the Arab World
Though Arabic NLP has many challenges, it has seen many successes and developments.
Networking Research for the Arab World: From Regional Initiatives to Potential Global Impact
The Arab region opens ample room for communications and networking innovations and services and contributes to the critical mass of global networking innovation.
Non-Traditional Data Sources: Providing Insights into Sustainable Development
The paucity of data on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals provides an opportunity to use non-traditional data sources as a complement, in particular through the use of artificial intelligence.
Database Systems Research in the Arab World: A Tradition that Spans Decades
Prominent database researchers are settling within the Arab region and furthering its database research culture.
The Arab World Prepares the Exascale Workforce
A menu of Awareness, Examples, Instruction, Opportunity, and Utilization will Yield members of the exascale workforce, mnemonically: A, E, I, O, U and sometimes — hopefully often(!) — Y.
Unleashing Early Maturity Academic Innovations
How four prominent universities across the Arab region stimulate high-quality undergraduate research and innovation in computing.
Connecting Arabs: Bridging the Gap in Dialectal Speech Recognition
Arabic poses a set of unique speech recognition challenges due to its rich dialectal variety.
Biomedical Computing in the Arab World: Unlocking the Potential of a Growing Research Community
The biomedical computing research community in the Arab world has been actively contributing to efforts that tackle long-standing biomedical challenges.
Everything VPN Is New Again
The 24-year-old security model has found a second wind.
Safe Systems Programming in Rust
The promise and the challenges of the first industry-supported language to master the trade-off between safety and control.
The (Im)possibility of Fairness: Different Value Systems Require Different Mechanisms For Fair Decision Making
What does it mean to be fair?
Transformers Aftermath: Current Research and Rising Trends
Attention, particularly self-attention, is a standard in current NLP literature, but to achieve meaningful models, attention is not enough.
Succinct Range Filters
We present the Succinct Range Filter (SuRF), a fast and compact data structure for approximate membership tests.
Technical Perspective: The Strength of SuRF
The authors of "Succinct Range Filters" make a critical and insightful observation: For a given set of queries, the upper levels of the trie incur many more accesses than the lower levels. This results in a data structure that …
Arab World special section
Over the last decade, the Arab world witnessed a significant investment in computer research and the corresponding enabling industry.
Where will the ball drop when the spinning roulette wheel stops?