Computer Sciences

Finding the needles in a haystack of high-dimensional data sets

One of the challenges in the era of Big Data is dealing with many independent variables, also known as the "curse of dimensionality." Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop algorithms that can select subsets of features ...

Computer Sciences

Imaginary numbers protect AI from very real threats

Computer engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that using complex numbers—numbers with both real and imaginary components—can play an integral part in securing artificial intelligence algorithms against malicious ...

Robotics

These robots can move your couch

To train robots how to work independently but cooperatively, researchers at the University of Cincinnati gave them a relatable task: Move a couch.

Software

High-performance detection tool for ReDoS-vulnerability

Regular expressions (regexes) are widely used in different fields of computer science. However, the Regular expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) vulnerability forms a class of common and serious algorithmic complexity attacks.

Robotics

Faster path planning for rubble-roving robots

A new algorithm speeds up path planning for robots that use arm-like appendages to maintain balance on treacherous terrain such as disaster areas or construction sites, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown. ...

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