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FOCS Early Registration (A Tale of 3 Web Sites)
From My Biased Coin

FOCS Early Registration (A Tale of 3 Web Sites)

I was asked by the powers that be to remind everyone of the early registration deadline for FOCS 2009, which is October 1. Registration and hotel information can...

Random Musings for the Day
From My Biased Coin

Random Musings for the Day

I like Daniel Lemire's post on "the truth" about research grants so much, I'm linking to it.Richard Lipton is taking bets on whether P = NP; well, not really,substantially...

SIGGRAPH article
From My Biased Coin

SIGGRAPH article

The "final version" of our SIGGRAPH Asia paper, Real-Time Parallel Hashing on the GPU, is available here.I was primarily involved in the "hash table construction"...

Colleges, Newspapers
From My Biased Coin

Colleges, Newspapers

A colleague sent me this link to a Washington Post article, on how colleges are going to be "torn apart" like newspapers have been by the Internet. Dramatically...

The Endowment
From My Biased Coin

The Endowment

Here, here, here, and so on.

Research Labs "vs." Academia
From My Biased Coin

Research Labs "vs." Academia

Muthu points to a blog entry (by Danah Boyd of Microsoft Research) on research labs vs. academia. It's a good read -- especially for graduate students thinking...

ESA 2009
From My Biased Coin

ESA 2009

ESA is being held at the IT University of Copenhagen. It's a wonderful, fairly new university building, with one strange problem -- a severe shortage of plug outlets...

ESA Talk and Paper
From My Biased Coin

ESA Talk and Paper

Some people have asked me to post my survey/talk at ESA on Open Problems in Cuckoo Hashing. Now that the talk is over, here they are! Here's the paper, and here's...

Controversy at ESA
From My Biased Coin

Controversy at ESA

As you might imagine, there's actually little controversy at ESA. But as I mentioned to some colleagues during the breaks, the only (consistent) way to get comments...

SODA list up
From My Biased Coin

SODA list up

As announced everywhere, the list of SODA papers is up.

ESA Plans
From My Biased Coin

ESA Plans

I'll be headed to ESA this weekend. My talk is first thing Monday morning, so I'll be there sometime Sunday. If anyone wants to get together for dinner Sunday...

ITA, Polaris
From My Biased Coin

ITA, Polaris

At some point, I spent some time at ITA Software, a company I like for many reasons. (First, I like their flight fare-finding and selection interfaces -- which...

What on Earth are Anthropologists Doing Playing With Mobile Phones?
From Putting People First

What on Earth are Anthropologists Doing Playing With Mobile Phones?

What on earth are anthropologists doing playing with mobile phones, asks Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net and creator of FrontlineSMS. “It’s widely recognised...

FOWA Dublin 2009 Recap
From Springenwerk Blog

FOWA Dublin 2009 Recap

I think there are 2 letters to sum up this event: OK. Content-wise, it was between OK and great. The organization of the event was terrible, though: The venue was...

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy

William Kovacic, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, appeared on C-SPAN's The Communicators recently to discuss the Internet and privacy policy. The audio...
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