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More CS departments need to change.
 
Great to see CS become more like other disciplines where women represent 50% of graduates. As a field we're still way off but progress made in just the past few years is encouraging.
A new prize aims to recognize colleges that succeed in attracting women into information technology, a field where they remain underrepresented.
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Vox.com: This was the biggest political science study of last year. It was a complete fraud. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5JGXvSE

Via +Kathy Baxter​
Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity to understanding.
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Yes, this is why research fraud is met with fairly severe consequences -- ostracization for life from research endeavors. One would hope the severe punishment greatly reduces the frequency of these cases. 
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Sampling is indeed an important topic. There are ways to correct for sampling bias too. 
Facebook says users, not its algorithm, are responsible for the so-called filter bubble. But Facebook's own research says otherwise.
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Hey, thanks for the correction! I shouldn't have trusted the wired article - the author apparently didn't understand this sentence in the original article, and reported that "Conservatives will click on only 17 percent of cross-cutting hard news, while liberals will click 7 percent".
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Duh!
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At the CHI AR panel it was described as both AR and for use indoors along the lines of the Kinect scenarios of use 
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Definitely creepy.
 
Okay, I watched the video and "scream" is the right word. A hundred of those things playing at once would be TERRIFYING.
When odd, skull-shaped grave items were found by archaeologists decades ago at an Aztec temple in Mexico, they were assumed to be mere toys or ornaments, and were catalogued and stored in warehouses. However, years later, experts discovered they were
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+Alissa Leavitt-Reynolds​ cool archaeology!
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A pretty good analysis of the meeting between KMT party chief in Taiwan with the Mainland chinese CCP rulers. Pretty ironic given they were blood enemies only some 80 years ago.

No matter how you analyze it, the situation isn't good for both parties because of the pesky democratic election next year in Taiwan. 
China’s Failed Taiwan Policy: Being closely associated with Beijing has hurt Taiwan’s ruling party and caused it to lose its grip on power, says Jonathan Sullivan in The Wall Street Journal.
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10,728 time-lapses from 86 million public photos 

Time-lapse photography often provides fascinating visualization of long-term changes in the world. However, while there are many methods that allow one to create time-lapse videos of short-term changes (hours to days), observing much longer changes requires a camera that is focused on a single target over a period of months or years.

But what if you could use publicly available images that were taken over many years to construct long-terms time-lapse sequences that document things like environmental change, city growth, or even geological processes?

In Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos (http://goo.gl/sFrrku), to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2015 (http://goo.gl/mRje1W), University of Washington Graduate Student +Ricardo Martin Brualla, Google Software Engineer David Gallup, and University of Washington Professor / Google Technical Staff Member +Steve Seitz introduce a completely automated approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections. 

Their system discovered 10,728 time-lapses that show how the world’s most popular landmarks are changing over time, employing structure-from-motion and stereo algorithms to compensate for viewpoint variations, and a simple but effective new temporal filtering approach to stabilize appearance.

Check out the video below, and learn more on the project webpage at http://goo.gl/KoECXf
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Ayman +David Shamma​ and I took a few hours off from #CHI2015  to go explore Kukkiwon, the headquarters of the World Taekowndo Federation (WTF), because we both have blackbelts from TKD, issued by the WTF.  They opened the museum just for us in the middle of the day!

Given that the wireless impact-sensing chest protector [1][2][3] that I helped developed many years ago is now used in the Taekowndo Olympic event (started in 2012), I hope to see our prototype/product on display in the WTF museum some years in the near future.

[1] Ed H. Chi, Jin Song, Greg Corbin. 'Killer App' of Wearable Computing: Wireless Force Sensing Body Protectors for Martial Arts. In Proc. of 17th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pp. 277--285. ACM Press, October, 2004. Santa Fe, NM.
http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~echi/papers/2004-UIST/2004-UIST-SensorHogu.pdf

[2] YouTube Video of 2004 demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfywpJL2x5Q

[3] Real TrueScore demo video later: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjHdEKtWAUs
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Setting up parallel bitext to train the MT system for a very small language is typically very difficult.  I highly doubt there is enough to get the MT system working....
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Now the decade of work we put into NoSQL is available to everyone using GCP.  One way it shows that we've been working on this longer than anyone else: 99% read latency is 6ms vs ~300ms for other systems.
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It's great to see this launch finally!
Jeremy Milo originally shared to Google stuff:
 
A man with a plan  Congratulations to +Dmitry Shapiro and the whole Google+ Collections team on their launch this morning.  We also owe a big thanks to hundreds of external Trusted Testers around the world who helped put the feature through its paces and led us to countless improvements.  Can't wait to see what people do with Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic. #gplusupdate
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Yay yay yes!!!
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  • University of Minnesota
    B.S., minor in Math, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Minnesota
    M.S., minor in Scientific Computation, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Minnesota
    Ph.D., 1996 - 1999
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Staff Research Scientist at Google (embedded in Google+) focusing on HCI and Social Computing
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Disclaimer: This is my personal G+ account, and represents mainly my own personal opinions, and does not represent Google in any official way.

Ed H. Chi is a Staff Research Scientist at Google, working on the Google+ project.  Ed was the Area Manager and a Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center's Augmented Social Cognition Group. He led the group in understanding how Web2.0 and Social Computing systems help groups of people to remember, think and reason. Ed completed his three degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in 6.5 years from University of Minnesota, and has been doing research on user interface software systems since 1993. He has been featured and quoted in the press, including the Economist, Time Magazine, LA Times, and the Associated Press.

With 20 patents and over 80 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid Taekwondo martial artist, photographer, and snowboarder.

In 2012, Ed was the Technical Program Chair for ACM CHI2012 conference, the premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction research. 

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Staff Research Scientist at Google
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    Staff Research Scientist, 2011 - present
  • PARC
    Area Manager and Principal Scientist, 2007 - 2011
  • Xerox PARC
    Sr. Research Scientist, 1999 - 2006
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FOOD POISONING!! Avoid! We were big fans of Mikuni for a long time, having been Northstar season passholders for a long time. We loved their beef-don that were served many years ago in the take-out section next door. Unfortunately, this place has been going downhill for some time, and I had really hoped that it would improve over the last few years, but we just had a food poisoning event here that is the straw that broke the camel's back. We will never be back again, to say the least. Last Sunday, I had family visiting from out of town, and we excitedly settled into our condo in the villiage and walked over to Mikuni for our very first meal on the mountain. The food was reasonably tasty, if not expensive ($13 for a sushi roll), but this was what I expected to pay in the village, so no big deal. We had two kid bento boxes, a California roll, two more sushi rolls, an Udon, and a beef teriyaki entree. Everyone was reasonably full and we walked out of the restaurant reasonably happy. The nightmare begun about 2-3 hours later. One of the kids on our trip started to throw up all over the bathroom, and this lasted all night. An obvious case of food poisoning! We happened to have a SF doctor friend who is also renting a condo nearby who came to check up on the kid, and confirmed it as a typical case of food poisoning. Given that the only other food she ate after lunch was a packaged chocolate bar (which I also had part of), I think this was pretty clear case of where the source was---Mikuni, a meal that I spent over $100+ for. The kid ended up missing the entire day of skiing, held up in the condo, vomiting water and Gatorade all day. We went to the restaurant to inform them of the issue on Wednesday. The assistant manager promised to talk to the supervising manager and get back to us in two days. They never called. We called again today, only to be told that it wasn't their responsibility, since no one else had called to tell them they got sick that day! Need I say more?!
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Came here as part of a company offsite with close to 30 people. The service was efficient and professionally conducted. The guide offered plenty of explanation of the wildlife and was friendly and kept an eye on time. I only wish we could have paddled harder, but understate that they must accommodate abilities of all levels during a big group like ours.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is the best restaurant in Barcelona when we recently visited the city. Reservations must be made 2 months in advance on the website at midnight CEST time, and I'm glad we did. This was not only a culinary experience that we remember, but I can already tell that we will keep telling the story of the amazing food here for years to come.
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Good value, but quality seems to be going down some over time. My visit tonight left a bit of bad taste in my mouth given the amount of MSG and grease used in the cooking. Will likely to start avoid going here.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good food and good service after coming down from the mountain. What else do you want? Had the squash bisque and the Lamb chops. Both well done and yummy. With 12 people at our table, service was good and prompt. Food came out at the right times. When we needed to add a wine, the service was swift.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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