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At the first keynote of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, NVIDIA CEO  Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled DRIVE PX 2, an automotive supercomputing platform for autonomous car driving.

Please watch the video or visit NVIDIA Blog for more details.


Big data has burst into public awareness over the past few years as people have become more and more aware of the massive amount of data being produced by social and scientific activities, and its potential utilization for good or harm. This special issue on "Big Data: Theoretical Aspects", published in Proceedings of the IEEE Jan. 2016, highlights a number of algorithmic approaches that are fundamental to data analysis, both in formulating and solving problems.

For our January 2016 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of texture recognition and texture analysis, used for painted surface analysis, image inpainting, skin texture recognition, video coding, fingerprint liveness detection and document comparison.

Researchers at MIT, New York University, and the University of Toronto have developed a computer system whose ability to produce a variation of a character in an unfamiliar writing system, on the first try, is indistinguishable from that of humans.

In November 2015, IEEE Potentials published a theme issue focusing on the intersection of engineering and science with the arts. This engineering and art theme issue presents articles that dissect and present, in simple terms, the many interesting outcomes possible when we begin to wear the hats of both an engineer or scientist and an artist.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a wearable device prototype that can translate American Sign Language into English in real-time. This technology provides a solution to communication problems between deaf and hearing people.

For our December 2015 issue, we cover recent patents dealing with stereo vision hardware and algorithms. The section below covers patents granted recently for stereo vision viewing systems, wide field-of-view stereo vision platform, stereo vision applied in agriculture, or in dice recognition, and algorithms for head-mounted display.

For our November 2015 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of source localization. The section below covers patents granted recently for various signal source localization, including audio source localization algorithms, and novel hardware configurations for source localization such as multiple microphone arrays, tight-pitched detector arrays and wireless communication systems.

Depression and anxiety are common mental disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 14% of the world population suffers from at least one severe mood disorder during the course of their life. Researches from the University of Barcelona investigate the interaction with affective and physiologically aware virtual human characters for mood and physiological modulation.

In the last months, several discussions have been raised up by the NSA statements about backdoored cryptosystems up to the announcement about the need for post-quantum cryptography (PCQ). In particular one passage leaves open multiple interesting questions and conjectures:

For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do so at this point but instead to prepare for the upcoming quantum resistant algorithm transition.



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