Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 2 • Mar.-Apr. 2016

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c1
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  • Rock Stars of Risk-Based Security

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c2
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  • Masthead

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • From the Editors 
  • Software Engineering for Science

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction 
  • Guest Editors' introduction

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 9
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  • Best of RESPECT, Part 1 
  • The Impact of the Exploring Computer Science Instructional Model in Chicago Public Schools

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):10 - 17
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    As part of the Taste of Computing project, the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) instructional model has been expanded to many high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system. The authors report on initial outcomes showing that students value the ECS course experience, resulting in increased awareness of and interest in the field of computer science. The authors also compare these results by race... View full abstract»

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  • Collaboration and Gender Equity in Game-Based Learning for Middle School Computer Science

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):18 - 28
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    Game-based learning environments can deliver robust learning gains and have a significant capacity to engage students. Yet, they can unintentionally disadvantage students with less prior game experience. This article presents evidence that a collaborative gameplay approach can effectively address this problem at the middle school level. In an iterative, designed-based research study, the authors f... View full abstract»

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  • Addressing Negative Racial and Gendered Experiences That Discourage Academic Careers in Engineering

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):29 - 39
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    Engineering faculty members play a multifaceted role in the profession in that they help discover, promote, and disseminate advancements in technology, and they engage in capacity-building by training a future workforce of engineers. However, many potential faculty members are dissuaded from academia. A study of Black engineering PhD students and postdoctoral scholars investigates their career dec... View full abstract»

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  • Representation of Women in Postsecondary Computing: Disciplinary, Institutional, and Individual Characteristics

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):40 - 56
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    An in-depth study of two decades of data from the IPEDS database examines trends in the participation of women in postsecondary academic computing programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Emphasis is placed on determining differences among the various disciplines within the computing field and differences based on institutional and citizenship/ethnicity characteristics. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society: Be at the Center of It All

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 57
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  • Best of RESPECT, Part 1 
  • What Influences Female Interest and Persistence in Computing?: Preliminary Findings from a Multiyear Study

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):58 - 67
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    This article reports preliminary findings from a multiyear study of young women who showed interest in applying for an award that recognizes high school females' computing-related interests and achievements, the National Center for Women & Information Technology's Aspirations in Computing Award. The research sample includes two groups: awardees and non-awardees. This mixed-methods study consis... View full abstract»

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  • Fusion Simulations 
  • Visualization Techniques for Studying Large-Scale Flow Fields from Fusion Simulations

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):68 - 77
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    This article presents a joint study between computer scientists and fusion scientists in developing visual tools for studying patterns in flow fields from large-scale magnetic confinement fusion simulations. The authors visualize time-varying flow data by generating trajectory curves via massless particle advection and design a set of color functions, pathline filters, and projection methods speci... View full abstract»

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  • Financial Engineering 
  • Computational Finance Using QuantLib-Python

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):78 - 88
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    Given the complexity of over-the-counter derivatives and structured products, almost all derivatives pricing today is based on numerical methods. Large financial institutions typically have their own teams of developers who maintain state-of-the-art financial libraries, but until a few years ago, none of that sophistication was available for use in teaching and research. However, for the past deca... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 89
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  • Visualization Corner 
  • Ambient Volume Illumination

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):90 - 97
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    For interactive scalar field visualization, advanced illumination effects such as ambient occlusion or ambient scattering can help perceive the spatial depth and relative size of volumetric features. View full abstract»

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  • Your Homework Assignment 
  • Social Resistance

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):98 - 103
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    Can we measure how close two people in a social network are just by knowing who is friends with whom? Can we infer the closeness of two people's research areas just by observing coauthor relations? Can we predict the importance of new roads just by looking at a current traffic network? In this case study, the authors investigate an approach to these questions and the algorithms behind the computat... View full abstract»

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  • Leadership Computing 
  • Delivering Science on Day One

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):104 - 107
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    While benchmarking software is useful for testing the performance limits and stability of Argonne National Laboratory's new Theta supercomputer, there's no substitute for running real applications to explore the system's potential. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's Theta Early Science Program, modeled after its highly successful code migration program for the Mira supercomputer, has one ... View full abstract»

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  • The Last Word 
  • Archaeology by Internet

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 108
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  • Watch the World's Leading Experts Take Multi-Core Strategies to New Heights

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Cloud Computing Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c4
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Aims & Scope

CS&E magazine emphasizes articles that help define the field as the interface among the applications (in science and engineering), algorithms (numerical and symbolic), system software, and computer architecture.

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Editor-in-Chief
George K. Thiruvathukal
Loyola University