Category Archives: Research

About the Fastest Trains

During my recent trip to Japan, I used the Shinkansen, which is a Japanese bullet train, a lot. It is very comfortable and allows to move around the county fast without the hustle associated with air travel (luggage checks, security … Continue reading

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If Amazon Fails

An interesting subject is discussed in this article (with some references to more articles and discussions), regarding the question of our dependence on major service providers such as Amazon.  Amazon is a dominant cloud service provider (see here), and lots of what we … Continue reading

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2.5 Minutes Till The End of The World

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has  posted the following on their website: “For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight … Continue reading

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Top 20 Countries in PPP GDP

According to Wikipedia: Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is measured by finding the values (in USD) of a basket of consumer goods that are present in each country (such as orange juice, pencils, etc.). If that basket costs $100 in the US and $200 … Continue reading

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IoT and Big Data Analytics Synergy

A slide from my talk at Nagoya University from June 23, 2017…  I have 3 talks to give here in Japan, and this one is A Short Introduction to Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, and their Synergies: For … Continue reading

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What Published Paper Has the Largest Number of Co-Authors?

Probably, this one: Why am I saying it has the largest number of co-authors?  Because it is not often that we can see a paper with 5,154 authors representing 344 different organizations! I guess, this is what it takes to … Continue reading

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Programmable Self-Assembly in a Thousand-Robot Swarm

This video covers some interesting project done at Harvard University recently: “Form a sea star shape,” directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to blink at one another and … Continue reading

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