Latest Theoretical computer science Stories
Boredom can be a dangerous thing in the hands of a researcher – just ask Randy Olson, a grad student at the Michigan State University High-Performance Computing Center who decided to develop an algorithm designed to crack the popular ‘Where’s Waldo?’ series of books.
If the last page were ripped out of a murder mystery, would the reader be better off guessing what happened by reading only up to the fatal incident or by reading the entire book? The answer, so obvious in the case of the murder mystery, is less so in world of quantum mechanics, where indeterminacy is fundamental rather than contrived for our reading pleasure.
The electrical characteristics of new thin-film chromium oxide resistors that can be tuned by controlling the oxygen content detailed in the 'Journal of Applied Physics'
An odd, iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum computers and other next-generation electronics.
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively.
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realization of super powerful quantum computers.
Quantum mechanics has revolutionized the world of communications and computers by introducing algorithms which are much quicker and more secure in transferring information.
SAN DIEGO, Oct.
University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don’t overheat.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept.
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculations, automated reasoning, and data processing. An algorithm is an effective technique expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state and an initial input, the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, proceeds through a finite number of well-defined successive states and eventually...
Information and Computation is a computer journal established in 1957 under the name Information and Control and published monthly by Elsevier Academic Press. As of July 2012, the editor-in-chief is A.R. Meyer (Lab. for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA). The journal welcomes original papers in all areas of theoretical computer science and computational applications of information theory. The journal welcomes all articles pertaining to the following...
The Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1965 as the Journal of Information Processing and Cybernetics (Elektronische Informationsverarbeitung und Kybernetik). It obtained its current title in 1996 with volume numbering reset to 1. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Jurgen Dassow (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg). The main focus of this journal is on a subfield of theoretical computer science, particularly...
The Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (JACM) is the official journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It was established in 1954 and is published bi monthly by the ACM. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Victor Vianu (University of California, San Diego). It is peer-reviewed and covers computer science and science in general, especially theoretical aspects. The scope of the journal is based on areas covered by the Editorial Board, and these areas are...
Formal Aspects of Computing (FAC) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It covers the area of formal methods and associated topics in computer science. The journal is associated with BCS-FACS (The British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computing Science Specialist Group). FAC's editors-in-chief are Jim Woodcock and Cliff Jones. The main goal of the journal is to promote growth of computing science, to show its relation to practice and to...
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