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{ Monthly Archives } October 2007

Sheldon Jacobson and OR Videos

The October, 2007 issue of OR/MS Today has a short article by Sheldon Jacobson of the University of Illinois on creating videos about the work he and his lab does. There are two videos: one on pediatric vaccines and one on airline security (I love the variety of work you can do in OR!) (they […]

Australian Society for OR

Melbourne, Australia http://www.asor.org.au/conf2007/index.html

OR Society of New Zealand

Auckland, NZ https://secure.orsnz.org.nz/conf/ 

INFORMS 2008

Washington, DC http://www.informs.org/Conf/DC08

CP 2008

Sydney, Australia http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/cp2008/

IFORS 2008

Sandton (Johannesburg), South Africa http://www.ifors2008.org

CPAIOR 2008

Paris, France http://contraintes.inria.fr/CPAIOR08/

PATAT 2008

Montreal, Canada http://w1.cirrelt.umontreal.ca/patat2008/

Happy Birthday to the Blog

This blog is now two years old. One year ago, I wrote I’ve had 92 posts (93 counting this one) in that year, which seems like a reasonable number.I’ve had about 8000 visitors to the blog, which seems pretty good. Not up with the big boys (sites like BoingBoing) with millions of visitors, but ahead […]

Student finds small Turing machine

I wrote previously about a competition Stephen Wolfram (of Mathematica fame) had to show that a particularly small Turing Machine (the “2,3 Turing Machine”) is universal. Sure enough it is, as shown by a University of Birmingham (UK) student, Alex Smith, as reported in Nature. This machine, as shown in a diagram from Wolfram’s blog […]