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Is bitcoin the "currency of criminals"?

A followup to my viral hit, "No, THIS is what bitcoin is, really...", which garnered voer 2,600 Likes on LinkedIn within a week. (Like that article, this one was written for myself, not commissioned by LinkedIn.)

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Thu, 06/08/2017

No, THIS is what bitcoin is, really...

A rebuttal to a misleading critique of bitcoin's economy. Full title is "No, THIS is what bitcoin is, really: Four ways Greg Leffler is wrong, wrong, wrong". (Personal post; not commissioned by LinkedIn.) It was a viral hit, garnering over 2,600 Likes within a week.

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Thu, 06/01/2017

Video for "Computational Support for Academic Peer Review"

Two professors at the University of Bristol discuss how to apply artificial intelligence to improve the peer-review process for journals and conferences.

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Tue, 02/21/2017

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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Mon, 01/23/2017

Video for "Cell-Graphs"

A talk with RPI Professor Bülent Yener about a method that lets graph theory help identify diseased tissue.

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Wed, 12/21/2016

Video for "The 2016 Heidelberg Laureate Forum"

A promotional video about the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, a week-long meeting of 200 advanced young researchers in math and computer science, together with about two dozen "laureates" who have won the world's top prizes in those topics (Turing Award, Abel Prize, Fields Medal, and Nevanlinna Prize). Commissioned by the Association for Computing Machinery, which sponsors the Turing Award.

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Sun, 11/06/2016

Farm Automation Gets Smarter

An interview-based news report about how automation is coming to large farm machinery (such as tractors) worldwide.

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Fri, 10/28/2016

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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Fri, 10/28/2016

Computer Science, Math Laureates Convene in Heidelberg

An online report on the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, which gathers recipients of the world's most prestigious math and computer science awards (Turing, Fields, Abel, Nevanlinna) with 200 advanced young researchers. Includes two original photos.

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Fri, 09/30/2016

Video for "A Brief Chronology of Medical Device Security"

Vanderbilt University Dean M. Eric Johnson reviews how medical device security issues, including those in their software, have threatened health in the past, and summarizes the current state of affairs.

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Thu, 09/22/2016

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