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Lance Fortnow
Works at Georgia Institute of Technology
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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Robin Hanson an economist at George Mason and author of the Overcoming Bias blog, has a new book The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. Em stands for brain emulation, a computerized version of a human ...
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This week I report from Maastricht in the Netherlands from the GAMES 2016, the 5th World Congress of the Game Theory Society. By having their congress every four years, everyone who is anyone in the game theory community make...
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Goro Hasegawa passed away last week at the age of 83. Hasegawa created and popularized the board game Othello based on an old British game Reversi. Back in the 80's, a high school friend Chris Eisnaugle and I used to write...
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Avi Wigderson responds to yesterday's post. 20 years is a long time, and TCS is in a completely different place today than it was then. I am happy to say that internally its members are far more confident of its importance an...
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In 1997 Good Will Hunting, a fictional movie about the hidden mathematical talents of a MIT janitor grossed $225 million and won a best screenplay Oscar for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. At the time the chair of the Chicago mat...
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The New York Times yesterday ran a story connecting climate change to the Louisiana flooding. The National Weather Service reports that parts of Louisiana have received as much as 31 inches of rain in the last week, a number...
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Seymour Papert, the great AI pioneer, passed away Sunday at the age of 88. In the theory community we best know him for his 1969 book Perceptrons with Marvin Minsky, who died earlier this year. In that book they show that a p...
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Earlier this week I attended the 2016 CRA Snowbird Conference, a biennial meeting of CS chairs and other leaders in the the computing community. I’ve attended every meeting since 2010, the first as a panelists on journals in ...
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I attended the 2016 STOC Conference earlier this week in Cambridge, Massachusetts. No shortage of awesome results highlighted by László Babai's new quasipolynomial-time graph isomorphism algorithm. Babai didn't have a chance ...
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The 48th ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing starts this weekend in Boston. Let's go back twenty years to the 28th STOC, part of the second Federated Computing Research Conference in Philadelphia. A year earlier in June ...
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Earlier this week I attended the 31st Computational Complexity Conference in Tokyo. I've been to thirty of these meetings, missing only the 2012 conference in Porto. Eric Allender has attended them all. The conference had a 1...
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  • Cornell University
    Math/CS, 1981 - 1985
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Applied Math, 1986 - 1989
  • University of California, Berkeley
    CS, 1985 - 1986
  • Millburn High School
    1978 - 1981
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Professor and Chair of the School of Computer Science, 2012 - present
  • Northwestern University
    2008 - 2012
  • University of Chicago
    1989 - 2008
  • NEC Research Institute
    1999 - 2003
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Highland Park, IL - Amsterdam, NL - West Windsor, NJ - Short HIlls, NJ - Arlington, MA - Oakland, CA - New York, NY - Ithaca, NY - Elmhurst, IL
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