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Moshe Vardi on “Hypercriticality” in CACM

June 27th, 2010 / in Uncategorized / by Erwin Gianchandani

I notice that CACM Editor-in-Chief Moshe Vardi’s letter in the July 2010 issue of CACM speaks to what he calls “Hypercriticality,” and cites my post of May 4 here on the CCC Blog. (You can find Moshe’s letter in CACM vol. 53, no. 7, p. 5; if you are logged into the CACM website, you can find it here.) Moshe appears to agree that we in the computing research community are often too harsh when reviewing one another’s work.

(Contributed by John Leslie King, University of Michigan)

Moshe Vardi on “Hypercriticality” in <i>CACM</i>
  • samdobbs

    Criticality may be explained or justified – when based on sound, careful, knowledgable refereeing. However, especially with grant proposals at NSF, reviews are shabby, careless, without basis, and often factually erroneous. Panelists exploit anonymity and get away with poor quality reviewing unlike NIH where study section membership is known.