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#### Fifty Years of P vs. NP and the Possibility of the Impossible

I have a new article Fifty Years of P vs. NP and the Possibility of the Impossible, to mark the 1971 publications of Steve Cook's seminal paper, a month too late...

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#### Defending the Status Quo

When the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and the New York Post endorse your efforts, that should ring warning bells.Several members of the theory and mathematics...

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#### TheoretiCS: New TCS Journal

Guest Post from Paul Beame on behalf of the TheoretiCS FoundationI am writing to let you know of the launch today of TheoretiCS, a new fully open-access journal...

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#### Finding an element with nonadaptive questions

Suppose you have a non-empty subset S of {1,...N} and want to find an element of S. You can ask arbitrary questions of the form "Does S contain an element in A?"...

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#### CS Slow to Change?

Back in March of 2019 I wroteI was also going to post about Yann LeCun's Facebook rant about stodgy CS departments but then Yann goes ahead and wins a Turing award...

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#### 20 Years of Algorithmic Game Theory

Twenty years ago DIMACS hosted a Workshop on Computational Issues in Game Theory and Mechanism Design. This wasn't the very beginning of algorithmic game theory...

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#### A Complexity View of Machine Learning?

Complexity is at its best when it models new technologies so we can study it in a principled way. Quantum computing comes to mind as a good relatively recent example...

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#### Fall 2021 Jobs Post

We're in the midst of a great transformation in computing, one where data takes center stage and I predict this will start to have a larger effect on hiring indrop...

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#### A Young Person's Game?

When László Babai first announced his graph isomorphism in quasipolynomial time result, I wroteWe think of theory as a young person's game, most of the big breakthroughs...

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#### C++ is for Cookie and That's Good Enough for Me

Potbelly, a local sandwich chain, made me an offer I couldn't refuse: change my password and earn a free (and quite tasty) oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. A free...

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#### Being the Chair

If you have Netflix and interested in the academic world, I recommend The Chair, a six-episode dramatic series starring Sandra Oh as a new English department chair...

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#### Why Conferences?

An undergrad thesis from North Carolina State University tries to tackle the question as to why computer science has used conferences as its main and most prestigious...

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#### The Death of Expertise

Four years ago I tried to catch up with deep learning and this summer I aimed to try to catch up again. Who would've thought 2017 is ancient history.I watched the...

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#### The hierarchy and GapP

There is a great but little-known theorem from the early 90's by Seinosuke Toda and Mitsunori Ogihara (buried as Lemma 2.3 in their paper) that shows the polynomial...

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#### The Long Road

Guest blogger Varsha Dani tells us why it's never too late.This week, I am starting as an Assistant Professor at RIT and I am super excited about it. What's the...

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#### Trusting Scientists

A tweet that made me think.
If you think you don't trust scientists, you're mistaken. You trust scientists in a million different ways every time you step onJuly...

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#### Recognizing Faces

I sometimes have trouble recognizing faces, matching faces to people I've interacted with in the past. It's not a disease like prosopagnosia, I can certainly tell...

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#### Pole Vault Live Blogging

As I write this I'm watching the women's pole vault final in the Olympics. Of the 15 women who made the finals, only four remain after two heights.To expand ontweet...

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#### Covid Stats

A stat often quoted: About 97% of hospitalized coronavirus patients have not been vaccinated. People take this as proof that once vaccinated no worries. But I...

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#### Technical Difficulties

After returning from vacation last weekend (hello North Dakota--my 49th state visited), all sorts of odd problems arose. This blog stopped working, a P v NP paper...