Category: Distinguished Lecture

An Ethical Crisis in Computing

Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University – Abstract: Computer scientists think often of “Ender’s Game” these days. In this award-winning 1985 science-fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender is being trained at Battle School, an institution designed to make young children into military commanders against an…

Programming Non-Volatile Memory

James Larus, School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)”” – Abstract: New memory technologies are changing the computer systems landscape. Motivated by the power limitations of DRAM, new, non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies — such as ReRAM, PCM, and…

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