Articles about Analysis

Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Cellphone Surveillance Case

In what could arguably be labeled as one of the most consequential Supreme Court terms in decades, one particular case stands out within the realm of technology and privacy: Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402. This case looms large as the Supreme Court seeks to determine the extent to which cell phone…

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Code is Tricky, Part 2: Source Code Never Runs

Every software expert at Quandary Peak regularly reads and analyzes large volumes of source code, and while understanding the specific programming language can help, it’s not the only skill we bring to a project. Knowing the unique qualities and nuances that apply to programming code can be the difference between winning and losing a trial. In…

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Code is Tricky, Part 1: Dead Code

Every software expert at Quandary Peak regularly reads and analyzes large volumes of source code, and while understanding the specific programming language can help, it’s not the only skill we bring to a project. Knowing the unique qualities and nuances that apply to programming code can be the difference between winning and losing a case. In…

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If You Have a Slow Network Connection, You Can Prove It

It can be hard to know if the Internet connection you’re paying for (at home or at work) is really giving you the speed that you’re paying for. With almost 90% of Americans using the Internet regularly, and a market size around $100 billion, both companies and consumers want to know if they’re getting…

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Design Challenges in Sub-11nm Process Technologies

As VLSI devices shrink to atomic scales, design and analysis become increasingly challenging. Dr. Shahin Nazarian, an expert at Quandary Peak Research and a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Southern California, has been conducting research on the design and analysis of high speed, energy efficient circuits…

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Award Winning Research Conducted by Quandary Peak Experts

Two Quandary Peak experts and their teams presented their latest research at the twenty-sixth International Symposium on Software Reliability and Engineering, one of the most accredited IEEE events. Dr. Mahdi Eslamimehr with his teammate from MIT won the ISSRE 2016 Best Paper award for “AtomChase: Directed Search Towards Atomicity Violations”, the result…

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Could Better Testing Have Prevented Toyota’s Unintended Acceleration Problem?

When human health and safety depends on software, correct system operation is the most important concern. Unfortunately, a lack of proper testing and verification in such systems allows program defects to remain undetected and later turn into hazardous failures. Here are a few examples from a long history of failing programs that…

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Measuring Software Maintainability

Software maintenance costs result from modifying your application to either support new use cases or update existing ones, along with the continual bug fixing after deployment. As much as 70-80% of the Total Ownership Cost (TCO) of the software can be attributed to maintenance costs alone! Software maintenance activities can be classified…

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How to Choose an Expert Witness for a Software Patent Case

The importance of software patents has increased dramatically in recent years. The high profile patent disputes between Apple, Google, and other smartphone companies have attracted the most attention in the press, but patent battles are being waged all across the software industry. As a computer scientist who has been retained as an…

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Quandary Peak Expert Assists in Contract Dispute Case

Brad Ulrich, a computer scientist at Quandary Peak Research, was recently engaged to provide software analysis and consulting for Step-By-Step Academy, an Ohio-based company, in the matter of Step-By-Step Academy, Inc. v. Special Learning, Inc in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. Special Learning is a Chicago-based company. The…

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