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Blockchain and decentralization

Woman computer scientist of the week
Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics and the Director of Telecommunication and Information Technology Research Institute (TITR) and Centre for Information Security at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has served on the program committees of major conferences in cryptology and information security including CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, and ACM CCS and has worked on numerous industry collaborative research projects. Currently, she is director of iCORE Information Security Lab, AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security, and co-Director of the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance.

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When in doubt, use brute force.

        — Ken Thompson

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Tech roundup 9: a journal published by a bot

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Woman computer scientist of the week
Jennifer Tour Chayes is a Technical Fellow and Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which she founded in 2008, and Microsoft Research New York City, which she founded in 2012. Chayes is best known for her work on phase transitions in discrete mathematics and computer science, structural and dynamical properties of self-engineered networks, and algorithmic game theory. She is considered one of the world’s experts in the modeling and analysis of dynamically growing graphs. Chayes has been with Microsoft Research since 1997, when she co-founded the Theory Group. She received her Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Princeton University in 1983. She is Affiliate Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Washington, and was for many years Professor of Mathematics at UCLA. She is an author on almost 120 scientific papers and the inventor on more than 25 patents.

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The best is the enemy of the good.

        — Voltaire

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Janet L. Kolodner is an American cognitive scientist and learning scientist and a retired Regents’ Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was Founding Editor in Chief of The Journal of the Learning Sciences and served in that role for 18 years. She was Founding Executive Officer of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). From August, 2010 through July, 2014, she was a program officer at the National Science Foundation and headed up the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program. Since finishing at NSF, she is working toward a set of projects that will integrate learning technologies coherently to support disciplinary and everyday learning, support project-based pedagogy that works, and connect to the best in curriculum for active learning. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

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Tech roundup 7: a journal published by a bot

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Jocelyn Scheirer is an American entrepreneur, scientist, and artist who has been working in wearable technology since the late 1990s. Her research focuses on Affective Computing, which she pursued while pursuing her PhD (pending) at MIT Media’s Lab Affective Computing Group with Rosalind Picard. Scheirer invented and, along with MIT, patented the Galvactivator glove which measured skin conductance through sensors on the palm and relayed the varying intensity through an LED display. She founded the intercommunication equipment and systems company Empathyx, Inc. in 2006 and co-founded the emotional analytics company Affectiva in 2009, serving as their director of operations until 2010. Scheirer has also created several visual and performance art pieces that have been featured in several galleries in Massachusetts including the MIT Museum, the Galatea Fine Art Gallery, and the Bromfield Gallery. She currently serves as CEO of the wearable company Bionolux Labs, LLC.

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Proyecto tipo: Chatbot buscador

PROBLEMA

El cliente quiere proporcionarle a una tienda online un chatbot buscador de elementos que ayude a los usuarios.

La web dispone de un buscador que no se puede reutilizar.

La base de datos de los elementos no se encuentra accesible.

El chatbot deberá de funcionar igual para los clientes de cualquier parte del mundo.

PROPUESTA

Dado que hay muchas incertidumbres en cuanto al uso, el flujo de conversación y otros puntos del proyecto, que pretende ser de una embergadura muy amplia, se propone hacer un prototipo de chatbot buscador que cumpla con los siguientes puntos que se han acordado con el cliente:

  • El prototipo trabajará con los datos proporcionados por el CLIENTE al PRESTADOR, sobre los elementos ofertados por su cliente.
  • El idioma que entenderá y con el que contestará el prototipo será el castellano, o español de España.
  • Salvo que durante el SEGUIMIENTO DE LA EJECUCIÓN DEL CONTRATO se
    determinase lo contrario entre ambas partes, para la implementación del prototipo se emplearán los servicios de Azure proporcionados por Microsoft.
  • La entrega del prototipo incluye el asesoramiento y respaldo a la hora de la creación de cuentas y de todo lo que sea necesario para realizar su despliegue.
  • La entrega del prototipo incluye la entrega de una estimación de costes de ejecución en base al número de usos que se dé al servicio.
  • El prototipo a desarrollar, será similar al presentado en el ejemplo RealEstateBot proporcionado por Microsoft.
En concreto se implementarán:
  • Una ETL que convierta los datos originales al formato más adecuado.
  • Una base de datos distribuida sobre Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Un motor de búsqueda que será reutilizable en la web y otros servicios, empleando Azure Search.
  • Un motor para el chatbot basado en Azure Bot Service.
  • Se montarán entornos de preproducción y producción.
  • El código se almacenará en un repositorio Git.
  • Se montará un sistema de integración continua con Azure DevOps.

PRecio

6.400€

Tiempo

Dadas las incertidumbres del proyecto, el tiempo de desarrollo será de entre 3 semanas y 3 meses.

Nota aclaratoria:

Este proyecto tipo, es un ejemplo de proyecto que se ha realizado o se podría realizar. En ningún caso tiene validez como presupuesto real y sólo pretende documentar las distintas posibilidades que existen.

Actualmente, con los cambios que ha habido en cuanto a las posibilidades existentes, la propuesta podría ser diferente en estos momentos.

Se han omitido nombres de empresas y productos.

Por favor, si tuviese necesidad de algo similar, no dude en ponerse en contacto.

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Woman computer scientist of the week
Lise Getoor is a professor in the Computer Science Department, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary research interests are in machine learning and reasoning with uncertainty, applied to graphs and structured data. She also works in data integration, social network analysis and visual analytics. She has multiple best paper awards, an NSF Career Award, and is an Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fellow. She has edited a book on Statistical relational learning that is a main reference in this domain. She has published many highly cited papers in academic journals and conference proceedings. She has also served as action editor for the Machine Learning Journal, JAIR associate editor, and TKDD associate editor. She is a board member of the International Machine Learning Society, has been a member of AAAI Executive council, was PC co-chair of ICML 2011, and has served as senior PC member for conferences including AAAI, ICML, IJCAI, ISWC, KDD, SIGMOD, UAI, VLDB, WSDM and WWW.

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When in doubt, leave it out.

        — Joshua Bloch

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Tech roundup 5: a journal published by a bot

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Blockchain and decentralization

Woman computer scientist of the week
Diane P. Pozefsky earned a Sc.B. Degree in applied mathematics from Brown University in 1972 and her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at UNC in 1979 under the tutelage of Doctor Mehdi Jazayeri. She joined IBM Corporation, Raleigh, NC, in 1979 as a member of the Communication Systems Architecture Department working in the specification and application of the Systems Network Architecture (SNA), a large and complex feature-rich network architecture developed in the 1970s by IBM. Similar in some respects to the OSI reference model, but with a number of differences. SNA is essentially composed of seven layers. She worked for IBM for 25 years and was named an IBM Fellow in 1994 in recognition of her work on APPN and AnyNet architectures and development. She was tasked with the network and application design for the 1998 and 2000 Olympics. Her work life has largely been focused on networking and software engineering, including:

  • developing networking protocols
  • deploying the network at the Nagano Olympics
  • development processes
  • storage networking
  • application development
  • mobile computing

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Ethernet always wins.

        — Andy Bechtolsheim

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