Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Some questions that came up during discussions at FOCS.
  • Increasingly, the graduating theory PhDs have longer list of publications than in the past. Why? Perhaps more accepted papers, more venues, more competition, increase in the avg number of authors per paper, more junior faculty, increased quality of students, ...
  • Is there a robust future for algorithmic mechanism design research in FOCS/STOC? The answer seems to be YES, in EC, INFORMS, SODA, Economics/OR/Game Theory, ...


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