Computer Science Research & Economic Crisis
Others have asked me and I have asked myself: how can Computer Science research help in this Economic crisis? The crisis is serious and let us assume our economic landscape, for a long time, will be quite different from what we have seen in the past. Perhaps our research can help realize a more robust economic system in the future. What are potential research problems that arise? (for ex: can secure computation work help verify pieces of data? can optimization methods help estimate the value of the underlying securities better? is there a new predictive theory of market dynamics? will a giant database help?) Ideas welcome. (Some discussion of how Science can help, here. The Economists are probably searching their souls).