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Hate EasyChair
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Hate EasyChair

I just typed in a nice long review on EasyChair.  Yes, I prefer doing this with the online form when I'm just sitting around and have time to do a review. Apparently...

New Heapable Subsequence Paper
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New Heapable Subsequence Paper

In the "only a dozen people could care about this category"...About 4 1/2 years ago, I posted about a paper we had put up on the arxiv about Heapable Sequences. ...

Stress:  Competition and Ranking
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Stress: Competition and Ranking

One issue I keep seeing in comments here and elsewhere on this issue is that academia is very competitive, with everyone worried about their rank.  In my last post...

Stress, Continued:  Jobs
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Stress, Continued: Jobs

Continuing from last post, I aim to focus on some of the issues related to stress in academia.  Today's post will be related to stress and the nature of academic...

Stress
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Stress

I've seen lots of news and posts recently on the general theme of stress in academia. Daniel Lemire blogs about Stefan Grimm, a professor who recently committed...

CS 50 Fair (Live)
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CS 50 Fair (Live)

The madness that is the CS50 Fair at Harvard is going on now.  Hundreds of students demo-ing their final projects.  If you can't be there, you can watchthe live...

Yet More Good News, Harry Lewis Edition
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Yet More Good News, Harry Lewis Edition

As mentioned previously, our current Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cherry Murray, will be stepping down at the end of the year.The good...

More Good News, Eddie Kohler Edition
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More Good News, Eddie Kohler Edition

Continuing the good news at Harvard, word has been given that Eddie Kohler has officially been offered tenure.  So we hope/expect/are excited about keeping Eddie...

The News Is Out
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The News Is Out

Harvard Computer Science was given a sizable gift from Steve Ballmer;  we're excited at the opportunity to grow this gift will provide us over the next severalthe...

Veterans Day
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday, but, at Harvard classes go on.  This year, the holiday is observed for staff, but we'll be teaching.I can't easily find out when...

Weekend Links (November 1 Edition)
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Weekend Links (November 1 Edition)

A variety of links on related news.Ebola #1 (local):  The HackEbola with Data website gives detail for the upcoming Harvard Hacking event in conjunction with Statistics...

Rankings Everywhere
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Rankings Everywhere

Like many (theoretical) computer scientists, I spent far, far too much time this weekend thinking about rankings.  Well, really, it was more that I was being far...

Welcome, Attorneys!
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Welcome, Attorneys!

You might wonder why I am welcoming attorneys to the blog.  Well, I happen to know that some attorneys read my blog.  I know this because recently, as an expert...

Harvard Junior Faculty Job Search
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Harvard Junior Faculty Job Search

Harvard Computer Science is doing a junior faculty search this year.  We pretty much have been doing one every year, but it's nice to be able to make an announcement...

Cuckoo Filters
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Cuckoo Filters

An upcoming paper appearing at CoNext will be of interest to any Bloom Filter user or aficionado:Cuckoo Filter:  Practically Better than Bloom(Bin Fan, David Andersen...

Andreessen-Horowitz Again
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Andreessen-Horowitz Again

Andreessen Horowitz had a second Academic Roundtable, gathering together academics, VCs, and people in startups to talk for a few days about a variety of topics...

On Academia vs. Industry....  MSR SVC Closing
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On Academia vs. Industry.... MSR SVC Closing

I'm one of those professor types that ends up defending the joys of life as an academic versus a career in industry -- some of you who read this blog have probably...

Simultaneous Enrollment
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Simultaneous Enrollment

The Crimson has an op-ed on simultaneous enrollment, that I agree with.Harvard does not like simultaneous enrollment, which means a student taking two classes...

Biggering
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Biggering

Preliminary course enrollment numbers are in.  Our new theory course, CS 125 (rapid introduction to theory), has 32 undergrads and 5 others, for an enrollment of...

You Can Rename My Family for.....
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You Can Rename My Family for.....

An interesting article in today's Crimson about the background to the announcement that Harvard's School of Public Health will be re-named the Harvard T. H. Chan...
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