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STOC Theory Fest Announcements
From My Biased Coin

STOC Theory Fest Announcements

There's a lot of new information up at the STOC web page http://acm-stoc.org/stoc2017/ about the amazing theory fest June 19-23 in Montreal.  In particular, most...

The end of ICE is near – or not?
From Blog@Ubiquity

The end of ICE is near – or not?

The internal combustion engine (ICE) has reigned supreme for over 100 years, but prognosticators are predicting its demise over the next few decades – or NOT, depending...

SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Call, 2017
From My Biased Coin

SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Call, 2017

Call for Nominations2017 SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize The Theory community benefits in many ways from the dedicated service, above and beyond the call of...

Data Analytics for Public Services: Beyond the Hype
From Blog@Ubiquity

Data Analytics for Public Services: Beyond the Hype

Data analytics is the new buzz phrase these days. Public service agencies all over the world are looking at data in order to optimize service delivery, as wellelectricity...

Dealing with Infrastructure Disruption: IoT Security
From Blog@Ubiquity

Dealing with Infrastructure Disruption: IoT Security

Congress should incentivize universities and industry to partner to build security into Internet of Things (IoT) devices by design. The post Dealing with Infrastructure...

Godel Prize 2017 Call
From My Biased Coin

Godel Prize 2017 Call

The call for nomination for the 2017 Godel Prize is up.  The call is available at http://madhu.seas.harvard.edu/Announce/Goedel2017CFN.html and will be up on the...

Knuth Prize 2017 Call
From My Biased Coin

Knuth Prize 2017 Call

The call is going out for the 2017 Knuth Prize.  The call will be up on the SIGACT Web page shortly, but until it shows up there here's a pdf.   Key date:  deadline...

Your Science T-Shirt Doesn’t Fly
From Blog@Ubiquity

Your Science T-Shirt Doesn’t Fly

A few months ago Science sent many people a sample of the magazine and a solicitation to subscribe. As seems to be the manner in which these things are done, there...

The Funny Side of Science
From Blog@Ubiquity

The Funny Side of Science

Some people have the strange idea that science is too straight-laced to be funny. These people are not scientists. True scientists love to tell jokes about themselves...

Can Chatbots Replace Customer Service Reps?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Can Chatbots Replace Customer Service Reps?

Chatbots may be good at cosumer-focused tasks, but the verdict is still out are not whether a chatbot can completely replace human assistants. The post Can Chatbots...

Postdocs (Rabin and other) for this year
From My Biased Coin

Postdocs (Rabin and other) for this year

The Theory Group at Harvard has put out its ad for postdocs again this year.  It will be our second year for the Rabin Postdoc in theoretical computer science.here...

Can a Rubiks Cube Teach You Programming?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Can a Rubiks Cube Teach You Programming?

Em Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube in 1974 and it became the worlds most popular puzzle. The cube consists of 26 cubelets that move and turn when the faces areRead...

My Robot Wants Your Job—No
From Blog@Ubiquity

My Robot Wants Your Job—No

Although AI technology is posed to disrupt jobs, there isn't any real cause for alarm. The future of work doesn't mean we will be ruled by robot overlords. The...

My Robot Wants Your Job—YES
From Blog@Ubiquity

My Robot Wants Your Job—YES

Robots could redefine the future of work, but what does that mean for the jobs that are displaced? Could a tax on labor-replacing technology be the answer? TheMy...

FOCS 16 Workshops/Tutorials Call for Proposals
From My Biased Coin

FOCS 16 Workshops/Tutorials Call for Proposals

I'm told that there's a call for proposals up for workshops/tutorials for FOCS 16. Here's a link to the call for those who are interested....Deadline is August...

Does Someone Have to Die First?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Does Someone Have to Die First?

Digital technology changes fast, and organizations change slowly: First using the technology as an automated, digitized version of the old way of doing things,Read...

Can Mankind Survive Scientific Illiteracy?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Can Mankind Survive Scientific Illiteracy?

Science is not taught as science at all. Students are taught how to do science, but not what science actually is. They suffer from scientific illiteracy. The post...

STOC Theory Fest 2017 (Montreal June 19-23)
From My Biased Coin

STOC Theory Fest 2017 (Montreal June 19-23)

As SIGACT chair I announced at the STOC’16 business meeting that starting in 2017, STOC will turn into a 5-day event, a Theory Fest. This idea was discussed atspecial...

STOC 2017 (and STOC 2016)
From My Biased Coin

STOC 2017 (and STOC 2016)

I'm starting to get asked about STOC 2017 dates -- we recently executed the hotel contract, and STOC will be June 18-23 in Montreal.  (It will really "start" the...

Class Evaluations, Again
From My Biased Coin

Class Evaluations, Again

I've not been blogging much, but I have an excuse now that class evaluations have arrived.  By posting about the evaluations, the students know I read them.  And...
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