Timing Leaks Everything
13 January 2018 | 4:30 am

Facing the awful truth that computers are physical machines As moderator of RSA 2016 panel Paul Kocher is the lead author on the second of two papers detailing a longstanding class of security vulnerability that was recognized only recently. He is an author on the first paper. Both papers credit his CRYPTO 1996 paper as […]

Predictions We Didn’t Make
3 January 2018 | 4:59 am

With wishes for a memorable New Year 2018 Muhammad Afzal Upal is Chair of the Computing and Information Science Department at Mercyhurst University. He works in machine learning and cognitive science, most specifically making inferences from textual data. In joint papers he has refined a quantitative approach to the idea of postdiction originally suggested by […]

Truth From Zero?
18 December 2017 | 2:42 am

How we might compare AlphaZero against standards of perfection YouTube 2015 lecture source David Silver is the lead author on the paper, “Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General Reinforcement Learning Algorithm,” which was posted twelve days go on the ArXiv. It announces an algorithm called AlphaZero that, given the rules of any […]


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