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On Chain Letters and Pandemics

Guest post by Varsha Dani.My 11-year-old child received a letter in the mail. "Send a book to the first person named," it said, "then move everyone's name up the...

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And the winners are ....

The Computational Complexity Conference has announced the accepted papers for the 2020 now virtual conference. Check them out! Speaking of the complexity conference...

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Vidcast on Conferences

Bill and Lance have another socially-distanced vidcast, this time with Lance telling the story of two conferences (ACM Economics and Computation and the Game Theory...

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Predicting the Virus

As a complexity theorist I often find myself far more intrigued in what we cannot compute than what we can. In 2009 I posted on some predictions of the spread of...

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Complexity Vidcast - Future Edition

Bill and Lance aim to talk about the future but can't escape the present.

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The Summer Virtual Conference Season

Both STOC and Complexity have announced they will go virtual for the summer. ICALP moved from Beijing to Stuttgart to online. I expect every major summer conference...

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Theoretical Computer Science for the Future

Guest post by the TCS4F initiative (Antoine Amarilli, Thomas Colcombet, Hugo Férée, Thomas Schwentick)  TCS4F is an initiative by theoretical computer scientists...

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Return of the Vidcast

Bill and I just have a discussion, virtually of course.

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Let's Hear It for the Cloud

Since March 19th I have worked out of home. I've had virtual meetings, sometimes seven or eight a day, on Zoom, Bluejeans, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Blackboard...

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Robin Thomas

Graph Theorist and Georgia Tech Math Professor Robin Thomas passed away Thursday after his long battle with ALS. He was one of the giants of the field and aHadwiger...

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What to do while stuck at home Part I

First of all both the Turing award and Abel Prize announced yesterday. As we start moving from the panic phase of the coronavirus to the boring phase, what kinds...

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The Importance of Networking

People skip conferences because of the coronavirus or for global warming or just because conferences are too expensive and time consuming. I'm certainly no fanMarch...

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A New College of Computing at Illinois Tech

In 1890, Chicago South Side pastor Frank Gunsaulus gave a sermon where he said that with a million dollars he could build a school where students of all backgrounds...

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Pre-(Publish and Perish)

Guest post by Evangelos Georgiadis Quite a few posts have recently focused on papers,publications and venues; "optimal" venues for papers under different objective...

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The World of Publishing

Bill is out for blogging for a couple of weeks on injured-reserve (he’ll be fine). I put together a quick blog post on what’s happening in the world of publications...

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Quantum Provers to Infinity and Beyond

The Internets are buzzing about the new paper MIP* = RE by Zhengfeng Ji, Anand Natarajan, Thomas Vidick, John Wright and Henry Yuan. See posts by Scott, Boaz, not...

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Silicon Valley Ethics

Spoiler Alert: This post has details from the final episodes of the HBO television series Silicon Valley A few times I've gotten emails from people claiming they...

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Complexity Year in Review 2019

Some great theorems this year including non-deterministic double exponential time by quantumly entangled provers and integer multiplication in O(n log n) time.shockingly...

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Statistics to Scare

So how do you parse the following paragraph from Monday's NYT Evening Breifing. A study in JAMA Pediatrics this year found that the average Halloween resultedpaper...

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2019 Fall Jobs Post

Starting PhD students over time would always assume that the computer science academic job market would be a strong or as weak when they graduate as it is whenCRA...
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