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#### A Celebration of Juris

On November 4th I travelled to my undergraduate alma mater Cornell for a Celebration of the Life and Career of Juris Hartmanis who passed away in July. The workshop...

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#### Fall Jobs Post 2022

In the fall I try to make my predictions on the faculty job market for the spring. The outlook this year is hazy as we have two forces pushing in opposite directions...

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#### The Structure of Data and Machine Learning

Terry Tao entitled his 2006 Fields Medal Lecture "The Dichotomy between structure and randomness" and state the Structure Theorem: Every object is a superposition...

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#### Should you quit Twitter and Texas?

Generally with some exceptions, I use Facebook for personal stuff, LinkedIn for Illinois Tech stuff and Twitter and this blog for CS stuff. Many of you got to this...

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#### Cheating in Chess and in Class

In the 24th move of the second game of the 1978 Chess Championship, a cup of blueberry yogurt was delivered to the defending champion Anatoly Karpov who offered...

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#### Alpha Tensor

In a recent post, Bill used the announcement of a new AI multiplication algorithm to discuss the applications of Strassen's famous algorithm. For this post I'dAlpha...

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#### How Not to Pass a Polygraph Test

Many years ago I was asked to serve on an advisory board for an organization that did confidential research. To be on the board I had to have US top secret clearance...

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#### Art and Technology

Last weekend I went to one of Chicago's jewels, the Art Institute, and saw the opening of a new exhibit by Berlin-based artist Josephine Pryde entitled The Vibrating...

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#### Machine Learning and Complexity

Schloss Dagstuhl by Monet by Dall-E
At Dagstuhl earlier this month, I hung out for a little bit with the participants of the other seminar, Knowledge Graphs....

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#### Thirty Years of Dagstuhl

Dagstuhl old-timers at the original castle
I'm back at Dagstuhl for the seminar on Algebraic and Analytic Methods in Computational Complexity. My first seminar...

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#### The NIST Process for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Guest post by Jonathan KatzOver the past few months there have been several interesting developments in the NIST post-quantum standardization process.By way ofShor's...

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#### 20 Years of the Computational Complexity Weblog

I first posted on this blog twenty years ago today, still the oldest and longest running weblog in theoretical computer science, possibly in all of computer science...

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#### Conference Modality

We have had an almost normal summer conference season, for some sense of normal. At one of those conferences I participated in an hybrid conversation about whether...

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#### The Godfather of Complexity

Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022
On Friday, August 29th, I was in the immigration line at an airport in Mexico. My phone rang with Bill Gasarch on the Caller ID butan...

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#### The Highland Park Shooting

This week I should be celebrating Mark Braverman's Abacus Medal and the Fields Medalists. Instead my mind has been focused 25 miles north of Chicago.Mass shootings...

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#### A Gadget for 3-Colorings

Following up on Bill's post earlier this week on counting the number of 3-colorings, Steven Noble emailed us with some updated information. The first proof that...

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#### The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

I don't mention it that often in this blog, but I fell in love with opera in the 90's and watch as much as I can, often fitting opera into my travels or vice-versa...

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#### Masks

Illinois Tech removed the last of their mandatory masking restrictions yesterday. Chicago had zero Covid deaths. Yet I still get messages like this in my twitter...

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#### The War and Math

During the early parts of the cold war of the 20th century, we saw two almost independent developments of computational complexity, in the west and in the thenJuris...

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#### Belated happy 80th, Allan Borodin!

Guest Post by Aravind Srinivasan
Allan Borodin turned 80 in 2021. This post is to belatedly wish him a very happy 80th, and to give a short personal perspective...