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Microsoft Azure Research Award

We are grateful to Microsoft for supporting our work with a Microsoft Azure Research Award, which provides us the equivalent of $20,000 in Azure computing services. The award will help us study new fog-specific computing program decompositions and performance-costs tradeoffs … Continue reading

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How Slow is a Pebble Watch?

Just as a I started considering using Pebble Watches as a low-power IoT platform for my experiments with fog computing, Pebble announced that the watches will not be manufactured anymore. Pebble is sold to Fitbit; independent operation of Pebble stops. … Continue reading

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Why I Volunteer On The Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship Committee

I am finding it exceptionally rewarding to be serving on the Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship Committee, that is, reviewing Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference travel grant applications. I’ve served on this committee in 2015 and 2016, and … Continue reading

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Offbeat Tidbits In Scientific Publications

My treasure of a dentist, the most caring of all dentists I ever had, said the darnest thing to me the other day: “You do research, really? Good for you. I could never do it myself, it’s so boring.” She … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016: First Timer’s Impressions

The legendary and glorious Consumer Electronics Show. A congregation of more than 170,000 people (for comparison, I grew up in a city of only 30,000), in the shiny artificial Las Vegas. A happening that takes over tech pages in all … Continue reading

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New Management Models: Do They Make Control-Theory And Information-Theory Sense?

There has been a lot of talk lately about new management models, that is, the alternatives to centralized top-heavy decision-making that has been the staple of the corporate world for so long. Coursera has had a fun class on this, … Continue reading

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