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Mark Crowley
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So apparently, the first iPhone came out 10 years ago today. That kind of hit me. The first iPod came out in October 2001, 16 years ago. The World Wide Web was made open to the public in 1991, 26 years ago and it didn't becom...
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Don't Throw Away Our One Shot #ERRE #DemReform #fairvote

For the first time, we find ourselves not as a reflection of another power. Our politics is not a derivation of Westminster or Washington anymore. Our politics is specific to us, not a derivation from a distant metropolis. — “Canada in the Age of Donald…
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This is an interesting point by Stewart Prest at the Ottawa Citizen: Here’s an argument for Proportional Representation – the yellow dog effect. A yellow dog riding is what some call a ‘safe riding’ where the same party always wins the same seat election…
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Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop…
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Victory for #teammachine! Plus a very informative consolation prize for #teamhuman. This is a response to a couple articles (Beautiful AI and Go, Go and Weakness of Decision Trees) from my friend over at "SE,AG" about th...
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Hey G+, it's been a while. What have I missed?
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How long ago is long ago? How fast is fast?
So apparently, the first iPhone came out 10 years ago today . That kind of hit me. The first iPod came out in October 2001, 16 years ago. The World Wide Web was made open to the public in 1991, 26 years ago and it didn't become widespread for a while after ...
So apparently, the first iPhone came out 10 years ago today. That kind of hit me. The first iPod came out in October 2001, 16 years ago. The World Wide Web was made open to the public in 1991, 26 years ago and it didn't becom...
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Message to Trudeau: #StickToThePlan #ERRE #DemReform

According to this article the Prime Minister had some words the other day in Montreal’s Le Devoir newspaper about how much support is now needed for different kinds of electoral reform. They weren’t the best words. “Under the current system, (Canadians)…
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Dear Mr. Saini, I am one of your constituents and I must say very happy you won your seat and your party won the recent election even though I am not always a Liberal voter. I was unable to attend your open house last night in Kitchener with Minister…
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Here's another great article about impending job losses over the next decade due to advanced automation, and it's not just factories anymore. As the tasks that robots and all kinds of intelligent software systems become more...
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On the Importance of Being AlphaGo
Victory for #teammachine! Plus a very informative consolation prize for #teamhuman.  This is a response to a couple articles ( Beautiful AI and Go , Go and Weakness of Decision Trees ) from my friend over at "SE,AG" about the recent match between DeepMind's...
Victory for #teammachine! Plus a very informative consolation prize for #teamhuman. This is a response to a couple articles (Beautiful AI and Go, Go and Weakness of Decision Trees) from my friend over at "SE,AG" about th...
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Work
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Assistant Professor
Employment
  • University of Waterloo
    Assistant Professor, 2015 - present
    Assistant Professor in the Software Group of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
  • Oregon State University
    Postdoctoral Scholar, 2012 - 2014
  • University of British Columbia
    Graduate Student, 2003 - 2012
  • IBM Canada
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2003
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Big Data. Big Decisions. Big Ideas.
Introduction
I'm a machine learning professor at the University of Waterloo. My research focuses on large scale planning under uncertainty for spatial dynamic systems. One major motivation of my research is ecological planning problems such as managing forest fires and invasive species in river networks but these types of problems arise in infectious disease control, natural resource management and urban planning as well. See my academic website for more information.

Writing
- You can find all my Academic Publications here
- I manage The CompSust Blog for Cornell's Institute for Computational Sustainability. The blog highlights research and news in this exciting new field. (twitter: @compsust)
- My Computationally Thinking blog focusses on explaining computer science and artificial intelligence news. (twitter: @compthink)
- My PopTheStack blog focusses on politics and democratic reform, primarily in Canada. I also have many of these posts published on the Huffington Post Canada. (twitter: @rateldajer)


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Other Interests
I'm also very interested in Astronomy, Game Theory, Behavioural Economics and Philosophy. 

Contact
Feel free to drop me a line on one of my blogs or Google+ if you want to chat about one of these topics.

Education
  • University of British Columbia
    Computer Science (PhD, Msc), 2005 - 2012
  • University of British Columbia
    Computer Science (MSc), 2003 - 2005
  • York University
    Computer Science (BA), 1995 - 1999
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How Bad is it Going to Get?
www.computationallythinking.com

Here's another great article about impending job losses over the next decade due to advanced automation, and it's not just factories anymore

Doctoral hats and sword — Jyväskylän yliopisto
www.jyu.fi

Wearing a doctoral hat. At the act of conferment, the Doctor Promovendi will be given their hats by the Conferrer. Other Doctors bring their

Nanu nanu, Mork: Saying goodbye to Robin Williams
www.gmanetwork.com

Here's the thing about Robin Williams: his appeal transcended generations and country borders, and practically everyone has a favorite role

Obama administration says the world’s servers are ours
arstechnica.com

US says global reach needed to gut "fraudsters," "hackers," and "drug dealers."

What % of STEM should be Computer Science? | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

Not a day goes by that I don’t read an article or speech about the need to invest in “STEM” education, to invest in our future, for our stud

Toronto Is So Much More Than the Core
www.huffingtonpost.ca

Toronto is more than Ford Nation, true, but it is also so much more than the Core. Let me tell you about my Toronto. Toronto is getting a Ja

Appeals Court Doesn't Understand The Difference Between Software And An ...
www.techdirt.com

We sort of expected this to happen after the appeals court for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) held its oral arguments back in December, but CAFC

Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it o...
www.universetoday.com

It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while h

Asteroid surprises with set of shiny Saturn-like rings - space - 26 Marc...
www.newscientist.com

A small space rock called 10199 Chariklo is the first asteroid seen with a ring system akin to Saturn's, perhaps created by impacts or colli

Upcoming Computational Sustainability Workshop and Other News
www.computationallythinking.com

Mark Crowley's website and blog on computer science, artificial intelligence, computational sustainability and education.

SPACE.com
plus.google.com

#1 Source For Space And Astronomy News.

It's Time to Demand a True Democracy | Green Party of Canada
www.greenparty.ca

The Conservatives' so-called "Fair Election Act" is a threat to our Canadian Democracy. It's time to demand a True Democracy. First Name: *.

Un peu de math...
drvinceknight.blogspot.com

A couple of months ago an email somehow found it's way in to my inbox mentioning a new user group that was setting up in Cardiff. This was f

Why the hurry to pass the Fair Elections Act?
www.theglobeandmail.com

The Harper government seems determined to muscle its Fair Elections Act into law with as little debate as possible

Canadian Olympic Team / Équipe olympique canadienne
plus.google.com

The Canadian Olympic Team represents the highest level of sport in Canada. / L’Équipe olympique canadienne est fière de représenter le plus haut niveau du sport amateur au Canada.

A pearl on the city. Come an Saturday and enjoy the busy market.
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Fantastic as always
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Went for the second time last week. It is pricey and the portions are just enough but they really come up with creative ways to use the in season local produce. Service is excellent, great atmosphere.
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Come for the good solid Korean food, great Kalbi, bibimbop and kimchi stew. Stay for the crazy Korean talent shows on the TV screens. Only accepts credit cards on more than $30 so bring cash or debit.
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Ok, convenient downtown near green P paeking
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Convenient and good.
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