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By Lori Cameron
Three women who have had an extraordinary impact in the field of computing offer sound advice on the age-old issue of gender relations.
By Lori Cameron
We asked leading experts in the "Internet of Things" to tell us what graduates and job-seekers can expect in the coming years. Here's what they predicted.
By Lori Cameron
We asked leading experts in the field of cybersecurity to tell us what graduates and job-seekers can expect in the coming years. Here's what they had to say.
By Lori Cameron
Susan Landau has an impressive resume. She is Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and senior fellow at the Fletcher School Center for International Law and Governance. We asked Landau to give us her insights about computing careers.
By Lori Cameron
The field of "affective computing" is a fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar industry. Learn how to gain a competitive edge from Rosalind Picard, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab and creator of the branch of computer science known as affective computing.
By Lori Cameron
Last year in late October, Christine Miyachi, of Xerox Corporation, participated in the "Women Making the Future" panel discussion at the IEEE Future Directions Technology Time Machine Symposium. We asked Miyachi about her work in the field of software architecture.
By Lori Cameron
For this month’s career feature, we interviewed Laura Trutoiu, a Senior Computer Scientist in Magic Leap’s Advanced Technology office in Seattle and a domain expert in virtual and mixed reality. Her research spans computer graphics, human perception, and sensing/interaction for virtual and mixed reality systems.
By Lori Cameron
For this month’s career feature, we interviewed Henry Duwe who co-authored “Bespoke Processors for Applications with Ultra-Low Area and Power Constraints," which appears in the May/June 2018 issue of IEEE Micro. Duwe is an assistant professor at Iowa State University. His research interests include computer architecture and the design and architecture of ultra-low-power computer systems suitable for Internet of Things applications.
By Lori Cameron
For this month’s career feature, we interviewed Knut Haufe who co-authored “Improving Transparency and Efficiency in IT Security Management Resourcing," which appears in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of IT Pro. Haufe is managing director and lead expert for information security management systems at PwC Cybersecurity Services.
By Lori Cameron
For this month’s career feature, we interviewed Oliver Amft who authored "How Wearable Computing Is Shaping Digital Health" in the January-March 2018 issue of IEEE Pervasive Computing. Amft is the founding director of the Chair of eHealth and mHealth at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), where, since 2017, he has been full professor.
By Lori Cameron
For this career article, we interviewed David Kotz who co-authored the article "Privacy and Security in Mobile Health: A Research Agenda" in the June 2016 issue of Computer magazine. Kotz is the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and serves on the US Healthcare IT Policy Committee.
By Lori Cameron
For this career article, we interviewed Jens Jelitto, who co-authored the article "Cognitive Storage for Big Data," which appears in the April 2016 issue of Computer. Jelitto is a research staff member at IBM Research—Zurich. We asked Jelitto about careers in big data.
By Lori Cameron
For this career article, we interviewed Xabier Larrucea, Annie Combelles, and John Favaro who, along with Kunal Taneja, co-authored the article “"Software Engineering for the Internet of Things," which appears in the January/February 2017 issue of IEEE Software.
By Lori Cameron
For this career article, we interviewed Bruce West, Chief Scientist Mathematics for the Army Research Office, University of Rochester. He is a senior research scientist interested in the nonlinear interactions among entities of all kinds and the types of emergent properties resulting from these interactions.
By Lori Cameron
For this career article, we interviewed Eoin Woods, chief technology officer for Endava, a global technology company that works with some of the world’s leading finance, insurance, telecommunications, media, technology, and retail companies. 
By Lori Cameron
For this career article, we interviewed Michael Swift, associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research covers interaction of operating systems and hardware, including devices and new processor/memory technologies.
By Lori Cameron
For this career blog, we interviewed Joanna J Bryson, a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. She is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath and an affiliate of the Princeton Center of Technology Policy.
By Lori Cameron
For this issue of ComputingEdge, we interviewed Professor Harold Thimbleby who is an international computer scientist. Thimbleby has published over 600 peer reviewed papers and been invited to speak in over 30 countries. He works on making healthcare safer—especially since error is the third biggest killer after cancer and cardiovascular disease.
By Lori Cameron
For this ComputingEdge issue, we interviewed Murray Cantor—co-founder and chief technology officer of Aptage—an agile-software-development risk management consultancy—about career opportunities in software engineering. He has developed cutting-edge ideas in software and systems development for more than 35 years. In addition to writing many articles, he is the author of two…
By Lori Cameron
We interviewed Scott Campbell, senior director of technology and an instructor at Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing, about cloud-computing careers. Campbell was previously director of computing labs for the school’s Computer Science and Software Engineering Department.
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   About the Author
Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Tech News and Computing Careers websites. For over 20 years, she has been a professor of writing and literature at DeVry University, Long Beach. Lori received a master of arts in English from the California State Polytechnic University, and a bachelor of arts in writing from Indiana Wesleyan University.