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"We had tough times, but we've sort of sewn our way through it: the partnership quilt

Using capacitive touch sensors and traditional quilting techniques lead to the collision of seemingly disparate worlds and resulted in the creation of the Partnership Quilt, a living archive of voices in the shape of an interactive piece of craftwork.

By Angelika Strohmayer, Janis Meissner, December 2017

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Technology in defense of democracy

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Technology in defense of democracy

By Jennifer Jacobs, April 2017

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Tech for crises

COLUMN: INIT

Tech for crises

By Rahul R. Divekar, Nidhi Rastogi, April 2017

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From social movements to social surveillance

SECTION: Features

From social movements to social surveillance

How the technology of the Occupy movement became a mobile app for policing.

By Joan Donovan, April 2017

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Filter bubbles and fake news

Filter bubbles and fake news

The results of the 2016 Brexit referendum in the U.K. and presidential election in the U.S. surprised pollsters and traditional media alike, and social media is now being blamed in part for creating echo chambers that encouraged the spread of fake news that influenced voters.

By Dominic DiFranzo, Kristine Gloria-Garcia, April 2017

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Managing crises, one text at a time

Managing crises, one text at a time

Crisis Text Line CTO Jason Bennett shares his insight on the technology behind this helpline using text to reach people in need of counseling during times of crisis.

By Rahul R. Divekar, Nidhi Rastogi, April 2017

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A tale of two cells

COLUMN: INIT

A tale of two cells

By Cristina Pop, July 2015

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An interview with the director of biomedical informatics at Stanford

SECTION: Features

An interview with the director of biomedical informatics at Stanford

Russ Altman discusses how computational biology is rapidly transforming clinical practice, particularly in his own field of pharmacogenomics.

By Cristina Pop, Billy Rathje, July 2015

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Computational and statistical issues in personalized medicine

Computational and statistical issues in personalized medicine

Computational methods can be used to find associations between our genome and our traits, and new optimizations to these computations promise to do it much faster.

By Christoph Lippert, David Heckerman, July 2015

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Fighting disease with data

Fighting disease with data

Recent advances in genome typing and sequencing technologies have enabled quick generation of a vast amount of molecular data at very low cost. The mining and computational analysis of this type of data can help shape new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in biomedicine.

By Marina Sirota, Bin Chen, July 2015

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Advancing the frontier of data-driven healthcare

Advancing the frontier of data-driven healthcare

Suchi Saria of Johns Hopkins University shares how big data and machine learning can help improve the practice of healthcare, and how computing students can contribute.

By Narges Razavian, July 2015

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Disease dietomics

Disease dietomics

How computational biology might help in discovering the missing links between diet and disease.

By Malay Bhattacharyya, July 2015

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A conversation with Vijay Pande

A conversation with Vijay Pande

The director of Stanford University's Pande Lab discusses how his work with large-scale, distributed simulation is being used to study protein folding and its connection to disease.

By Cristina Pop, July 2015

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Big data comes in tiny packages

Big data comes in tiny packages

Single-cell data creates computational opportunities for discovery in disease and human health.

By Karen Sachs, Tiffany Chen, July 2015

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Digital drivers in the age of massive datasets

Digital drivers in the age of massive datasets

How technology enables the data geek in life sciences and healthcare.

By Sarah Aerni, Hulya Farinas, Gautam Muralidhar, July 2015

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Profile: Sriram Kosuri<br />Never mind the cloud, back up your selfies to DNA

Profile: Sriram Kosuri
Never mind the cloud, back up your selfies to DNA

Never mind the cloud, back up your selfies to DNA

By Adrian Scoică, July 2015

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Stay weird, stay different

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Stay weird, stay different

By Sean Follmer, March 2015

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Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

SECTION: Features

Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Intelligently leveraging data from millions of social media posts is a modern public health approach that has the potential to save many lives.

By Munmun De Choudhury, December 2014

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Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Creating a user experience to communicate the seriousness of HIV prevention and awareness can be both educational while entertaining. This combination along with a sense of cultural influence helps to both attract and engage millennials.

By Fay Cobb Payton, KaMar Galloway, December 2014

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COLUMN: Letter from the editor

Towards a critical debate about technology and its impact

By Sean Follmer, Inbal Talgam-Cohen, June 2014

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Women, hip-hop, and self-teaching<br />the new diversity in computing

Hackers!

SECTION: Features

Hackers!

From the early 1980s to the present day, the tech industry, the law, and media representations have evolved in tandem, all hypnotized by the myth of "The Hacker"---an ideal coder, stereotyped as an exceptional young white man.

By Sarah Jeong, Colin McSwiggen, June 2014

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Gendered expectations

Gendered expectations

A look at how implicit biases influence the advancement of women in science and engineering.

By Eve Fine, Amy Wendt, Molly Carnes, June 2014

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Campus for moms

Campus for moms

Having a baby and taking a new start. A program for women on maternity leave, teaches them how to give birth to a startup.

By Liron Lifshitz-Yadin, Daniela Raijman-Aharonov, June 2014

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Networking vehicles for safety

Networking vehicles for safety

A cyber-physical systems perspective on the design of vehicular networking solutions for safer and greener transportation.

By Yaser P. Fallah, March 2014

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Satellite navigation

DEPARTMENT: Back

Satellite navigation

By Finn Kuusisto, March 2014

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Getting dressed in tech

COLUMN: INIT

Getting dressed in tech

By Terrell R. Bennett, Julia Seiter, December 2013

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Robotic vacuums

DEPARTMENT: Back

Robotic vacuums

By Finn Kuusisto, December 2013

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Something Bad Might Happen: Lawyers, anonymization and risk

SECTION: Features

Something Bad Might Happen: Lawyers, anonymization and risk

The line between personal and anonymous information is often unclear. Increasingly it falls to lawyers to understand and manage the risks associated with the sharing of "anonymized" data sets.

By Marion Oswald, September 2013

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Personal, Pseudonymous, and Anonymous Data: The problem of identification

Personal, Pseudonymous, and Anonymous Data: The problem of identification

Why defining what counts as personal data is important for data protection and information sharing.

By Iain Bourne, September 2013

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Talking 'Bout Your Reputation

Talking 'Bout Your Reputation

People think they want anonymity, but actually desire privacy. But how do we reframe the debate surrounding privacy and security? Perhaps technology is the answer.

By David Birch, September 2013

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What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

Strengths and weaknesses of the leader in a new generation of emerging cryptocurrencies.

By Dominic Hobson, September 2013

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The Tor Project: An inside view

The Tor Project: An inside view

A decade since the first version was released, Tor continues to be at the center of the debate around online privacy.

By Kelley Misata, September 2013

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Money and power in academic publishing

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Money and power in academic publishing

We continue our conversation on open access ("Information Wants to be Free" XRDS Spring 2013) by taking a closer look at a few recent developments, which highlight some of the conflicting interests fueling the debate over academic publishing.

By Inbal Talgam-Cohen, Peter Kinnaird, June 2013

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Information wants to be useful

COLUMN: Publisher's corner

Information wants to be useful

By Scott Delman, June 2013

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Data security in the cloud environment

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

Data security in the cloud environment

By Dimitris Mitropoulos, March 2013

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A social scientist sits among ICTD workers

SECTION: Features

A social scientist sits among ICTD workers

Reflections on the place of qualitative methods in ICTD work.

By Sumitra Nair, December 2012

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Facing the African ICTD academic divide

Facing the African ICTD academic divide

This article stitches together the current journey of ICTD researchers based in Africa who formed a virtual network, which hopes to contribute toward the enhancement of representation within the academic ICTD community.

By Kathleen Diga, December 2012

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ICT for education

DEPARTMENT: Back

ICT for education

By Finn Kuusisto, December 2012

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Big data

COLUMN: INIT

Big data

By Andrew Cron, Huy L. Nguyen, Aditya Parameswaran, September 2012

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Jumping into the water

SECTION: Features

Jumping into the water

How a Ph.D. graduate went from theoretical computer scientist to water-sensor analyzer.

By Amitai Armon, June 2012

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Profile Leah Busque<br />Herding TaskRabbits

Computer science in service of democracy

COLUMN: INIT

Computer science in service of democracy

By Peter Kinnaird, December 2011

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Inventing open government

SECTION: Features

Inventing open government

Internet startup POPVOX connects constituents to Congress in a play to disrupt the world of advocacy.

By Joshua Tauberer, December 2011

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An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

The former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer and the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful discusses open government and what it really means.

By Peter Kinnaird, December 2011

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Shared values, clashing goals

Shared values, clashing goals

The difference between aggregating public data and investigative journalism.

By Sarah Cohen, December 2011

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How can software engineers help make government better?

How can software engineers help make government better?

Using their technical expertise to bring transparency to the federal government, developers are unlocking data one API at a time.

By Luigi Montanez, December 2011

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Can data visualization help build democracy?

Can data visualization help build democracy?

An overview of OECD's Better Life Index Experience.

By Jérôme Cukier, December 2011

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Accessing the World Bank open data programmatically

DEPARTMENT: Hello world

Accessing the World Bank open data programmatically

By Anirvana Mishra, December 2011

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Voting machines

DEPARTMENT: Back

Voting machines

By James Stanier, December 2011

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