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Unconventional Computing

Dec 21, 2018

Constrained counting is a fundamental problem in artificial intelligence, with applications in probabilistic reasoning, inexact computing, and statistical physics. In today’s episode, we will learn about research at Rice which studies how graph decompositions and tensor network contraction can be used to solve...


Constrained Counting with Jeff Dudek

Dec 21, 2018

Constrained counting is a fundamental problem in artificial intelligence, with applications in probabilistic reasoning, inexact computing, and statistical physics. In today’s episode, we will learn about research at Rice which studies how graph decompositions and tensor network contraction can be used to solve...


Dec 6, 2018

Monolithic commodity operating systems (OSes), like Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD, lack sufficient protection mechanisms with which to adhere to Critical information protection design principles. Today we will learn about the nested kernel architecture, a new OS organization that provides important security...


Nov 9, 2018

T-cell-based immunotherapy is one of the most promising new directions for cancer research. This kind of immunotherapy is time-consuming and expensive to conduct in a traditional wet lab, and so computational models have become invaluable in helping researchers to direct their investigation. In today’s podcast,...


Oct 26, 2018

Voting technology has been developing at a rapid pace in the 21st century; at this point, many communities in the United States use entirely electronic voting machines. However, these high-tech voting machines have significant security vulnerabilities which leave them open to attack from a variety of sources. In...