This recent action provides a moment for us to collectively reflect on our community within Columbia Engineering and the importance of our commitment to maintaining an open and welcoming community for all students, faculty, researchers and administrative staff. As a School of Engineering and Applied Science, we are fortunate to attract students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, from across the country, and from around the world. It is a great benefit to be able to gather engineers and scientists of so many different perspectives and talents – all with a commitment to learning, a focus on pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery, and with a passion for translating our work to impact humanity.
ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is a must-read for practitioners who want to stay current with the latest advances in computing research. Edited by Peter Bailis, every "RfP" column delivers expert-curated guides to the best of computer science research. This installment features a special curated selection from John Regehr, who takes us on a tour of the great debates in computer science that span file systems, operating systems, kernel design and formal verification. “Things aren’t as cut-and-dried as teachers often try to make them sound,” Regehr says, “it’s useful to try to figure out who’s right and who’s wrong.”