Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sublinear Algorithms Workshop, Jan 2016, Before SODA

Vladimir Braverman, Piotr Indyk,  Robert Krauthgamer and  Sofya Raskhodnikova are organizing a Sublinear Algorithms workshop that will take place at Johns Hopkins University, January 7-9, 2016. The workshop will bring together researchers interested in sublinear algorithms, including sublinear-time algorithms (e.g., property testing and distribution testing), sublinear-space algorithms (e.g., sketching and streaming) and sublinear measurements (e.g., sparse recovery and compressive sensing). The workshop will be held right before SODA’16.  


Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Lab, a Co, and a Country

Smriti Bhagat, a Rutgers MassDAL PhD, posted a Facebook research blog on Diversity in India, to coincide with the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Silicon Valley. Diversity in India, a social nation, is a much-mentioned topic, but now made sharper via this pandectic data analysis. 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Call Sign

My call sign zip  is 10013, again.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DIMACS Workshop: Big Data, Sublinear.

See you at the workshop in a week. Urging students to attend, submit posters (deadline Aug 20). DIMACS workshop on Sublinear Approach to Big Data Problems


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Teacher Center A La Sports Center: Hilarious

Key and Peele, talented comedians with tight skits, have done many special pieces, but this is ultra special. A spoof on Sports Central, draft coverage, this one is on Teachers Draft (for High Schools):

Saturday, July 25, 2015

NYT on Terry Tao

Well written article. We need a 21st century media to make a movie out of this story. 


Friday, July 24, 2015

Streaming and MapReduce algorithms: Researchers Wanted!

I would love to have a postdoc, senior graduate student or a faculty who is willing to spend 6 months to 1 year at DIMACS/Rutgers, anytime starting Sept '15, working on streaming algorithms, mapreduce/hadoop algorithms, Big Data, all the good theory stuff. Pl. contact me


Alberto Apostolico

Alberto, a veteran researcher in algorithms and in particular, string algorithms, passed away recently. My sincere condolences. Alberto was a hub, bringing in many to research in string matching.

Alberto was also a consummate raconteur. If you have stories, please contact Ami.

Srinivas Aluru informs us: Through a private gift, Georgia Tech is establishing a lecture series in Alberto's memory.


Big Data, Sublinear Algorithms, MapReduce Algorithms Workshop

Grigory Yaroslavtsev, Alexandr Andoni and I  are organizing the DIMACS workshop on Big Data through the Lens of Sublinear Algorithms, Aug 27--28, at Rutgers. There is a great set of talks, tutorials and a heap of intellect in attendance. Pl. join us if you are interested. Check out the fantastic workshop page!