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Daniel Lemire
Works at LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
Attended University of Toronto
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We know a lot less than we think, especially about the future. http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/27/we-know-a-lot-less-than-we-think-especially-about-the-future/
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"It’s important to be selective," says CEO Etzioni.
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CSharpFastPFOR: A C# integer compression library https://github.com/Genbox/CSharpFastPFOR
CSharpFastPFOR - A C# port of the JavaFastPFOR library by Daniel Lemire
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For the science behind this news report, see https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.06587
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Speculative: supplementing the brain with a key protein makes Alzheimer’s go away http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/04/13/1604032113.full
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The aliens idea may make this seem silly, but something is going on around KIC 8462852 star.

http://www.cosmosup.com/kic-8462852-star-mystery-deeper/
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clhash : a C library implementing the ridiculously fast CLHash hashing function https://github.com/lemire/clhash (0.1 CPU cycles per input byte)
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Thanks! Looking forward to the arm64 version for mobile!
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libvbyte: A fast implementation for varbyte 32bit/64bit integer compression https://github.com/cruppstahl/libvbyte
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It is important to understand where our culture is going... http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/21/the-powerful-hacker-culture/
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While I agree with the sentiment that hacker culture is winning, I am not as convinced that everything about it is as rosy as the picture you paint. At the same time that Tesla was doing amazing things, Google and Nest were shutting down Revolv and turning many people's smart home devices into something dumber than bricks. And every single time that my Windows 10 laptop has performed an automatic update that I can't refuse, it has broken something that has taken hours of my time to fix. I also have several devices (such as Logitech Harmony remotes and a Sonos system) that seem to think it is perfectly reasonable, when I sit down to relax while consuming some entertainment content, to make me wait for ten minutes while they install a required upgrade.
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Bitpacking techniques for indexing genomes (open access article) http://almob.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13015-016-0069-5
<p><i>Algorithms for Molecular Biology</i> publishes articles on novel algorithms for biological sequence and structure analysis, phylogeny reconstruction, and combinatorial algorithms and machine learning. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: algorithms for RNA and protein structure analysis, gene prediction and genome analysis, comparative sequence analysis and alignment, phylogeny, gene expression, machine learning, and combinator...
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(good news:) Mild reduction in the number of new dementia cases over time… http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/new-cases-of-dementia-in-the-uk-fall-by-20-over-two-decades
The UK has seen a 20% fall in the incidence of dementia over the past two decades, according to new research from England, led by the University of Cambridge, leading to an estimated 40,000 fewer cases of dementia than previously predicted. However, the study, published today in Nature Communications, suggests that the dramatic change has been observed mainly in men.
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+Edmund Daub  For one thing, this reduction seems to only bear on men. It is also not clear where it comes from. So I urge for caution.
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Computer scientist
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indexing - information retrieval - databases - collaborative filtering
Employment
  • LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
    Professor, 2004 - present
    Promoted to full professor in 2009. Funded by NSERC Discovery grants (2003-2007, 2007- 2012, 2012-2017) in computer science. Program committee member at major conferences (ACM CIKM, ACM WSDM, ACM RecSys).
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer, 2002 - 2004
    Founded and lead the e-Health research group. Designed the Slope One algorithm.
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Introduction
I have always been intensely curious and I am always scouting for new knowledge. I love to program and publish open source software.

I have had many jobs: researcher in a government laboratory, University professor, entrepreneur and consultant. 

I spent too much time on my formal education. It got me a Ph.D. and even a post-doctoral fellowship. But I consider myself to be an autodidact.

I have two great kids and a beautiful wife. I live somewhere near Montreal in a small house I love.

My home online is at http://lemire.me
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I drink my weight in coffee every day.
Education
  • University of Toronto
    B.Sc. (Mathematics), 1989 - 1994
    Graduated with very high distinction.
  • University of Toronto
    M.Sc. (Mathematics), 1994 - 1995
  • École Polytechnique and University of Montreal
    Ph.D. (Engineering Mathematics), 1995 - 1998
    Graduated in 2.5 years.
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