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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | April 18, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | April 12, 2017 at 01:06 PM
Call for Nominations2017 SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize
The Theory community benefits in many ways from the dedicated service, above and beyond the call of...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | February 23, 2017 at 03:12 PM
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...Sharad Sinha From Blog@Ubiquity | January 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Congress should incentivize universities and industry to partner to build security into Internet of Things (IoT) devices by design.
The post Dealing with Infrastructure...Kevin Fu From Blog@Ubiquity | December 28, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | December 23, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | December 20, 2016 at 04:41 PM
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...Peter Denning From Blog@Ubiquity | December 12, 2016 at 05:20 PM
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...Philip Yaffe From Blog@Ubiquity | November 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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...Sharad Sinha From Blog@Ubiquity | November 15, 2016 at 09:00 AM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | October 28, 2016 at 07:52 PM
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...Peter Denning From Blog@Ubiquity | September 21, 2016 at 01:07 PM
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...Peter Denning From Blog@Ubiquity | August 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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...Ted Lewis From Blog@Ubiquity | August 15, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | August 9, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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...Espen Andersen From Blog@Ubiquity | August 4, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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...Philip Yaffe From Blog@Ubiquity | July 12, 2016 at 01:27 PM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | July 6, 2016 at 01:47 AM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | June 1, 2016 at 04:13 PM
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...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | May 30, 2016 at 11:05 PM