Category Archives: Computer Science

Computer Science and the Future Credit Crunch

As the stock markets nosedive, the blame game between different groups continues. In an earlier entry, Kenneth Arrow’s point about the immense complexity of stock markets was highlighted. This complexity has been the subject of further investigations by complexity scientists … Read More »

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Economics and Computer Science

Joan Feigenbaum is one of the leading computer scientists researching at the intersection of economics and computer science. Although economists have thought about rationality, fairness, cooperation and incentives for a long time, they did not consider computational feasibility in their … Read More »

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BCTCS

The British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS) 2009 website is now up. It is good to know that I won’t have to travel because the event is happening at Warwick University. On the other hand I will be expected … Read More »

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Birthday Workshop

In academic circles, there is a nice tradition of arranging a conference on the birthdays of senior professors. It is a coming together of researchers in the area. On his 66th birthday, a workshop on theoretical computer science was arranged … Read More »

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New Microsoft Research Lab

Microsoft has various labs around the world where foundational research is carried on. Recently Micrsoft opened a brand new lab in New England. The lab is Microsoft Research’s sixth research facility worldwide. The other centres are in Richmond, Silicon Valley, … Read More »

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Modeling Systems

“Things should be made as simple as possible – but no simpler.” (Albert Einstein) Mathematical models are abstractions of complex systems. Such systems are used in physical sciences, and also in social science disciplines such as economics. In their book … Read More »

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Two Upcoming Events in London

The British Computer Society is arranging a ‘Visions for computer science conference‘. The meeting is from 22-24 September. The event has been advertised as following: The BCS is launching its first international academic conference, intended as a major international event … Read More »

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