Day 4

There were two lectures in the morning.
Then some free time and then the awards ceremony which just started.

There are expected to be about 2 to 4 gold medals, close to 10 silvers and close to 10 bronzes in the individual contest. Plus a few team medals for the team event as well as a team cup for the best collective team score at the individual event.

The ceremony is in the main aula of the university. It was built in 1702 by Prussian Jesuits

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

IOL 2009 in progress

This year with 23 teams representing 17 countries, the contest is in
progress in Wroclaw, Poland.
The problem sets were very hard.
There will be results in less than 48 hours.

IOL-7
home page with a lot of photos.

July 5 2009

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8767.html

New book on Networks

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/26/qt/germany_s_ailing_universities

Germany’s ailing universities

http://www.flightstats.com

Flight Stats (live)

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/02/cpr.cardiac.arrest/index.html

Cardiac Arrest

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_roam

Right to roam

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09178/980284-298.stm

No stimulus money for Pitt and Penn State

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/is-free-free/

Is free free? About the debate between Chris Anderson and Malcolm Gladwell

http://www.cra.org/ccc

http://www.youtube.com/computingresearch

The Computing Research Association – top videos

http://creativeclass.com/whos_your_city/maps/#The_Singles_Map

The singles map

http://plato.asu.edu/LockhartsLament.pdf

A mathematician’s lament

http://www.cccblog.org/2009/06/27/cifellows-status-report/

CIFellows Status Report

http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/48692952.html

Faculty disclose outside payments: Some UW doctors get 6-figure sums from drug, medical firms

http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2009/06/new-features-on-google-books.html

New features on Google Books

http://beta.technologyreview.com/computing/22773/

Extracting Meaning from Millions of Pages

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/science/16angi.html

Gut Instincts Surprising Role in Math

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/15/which-way-is-the-dancer-spinning/

Which way is the dancer spinning?

http://www.comdig.org/article.php?id_article=31803

Font with holes

http://programminghumor.blogspot.com/2009/02/evolution-of-programmer.html

Evolution of the programmer

http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=15308838044

Il etait grilheure

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1497

The 1,000,000th English word? Not.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/03/rankings

‘Manipulating,’ Er, Influencing ‘U.S. News’

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1178

If research papers had a comments section

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=847

Seminar bingo

http://www.sixwordstories.net/

Six word stories

http://www.cra.org/ccc/initiatives

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/10/1984-george-orwell

1984

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-06/nep_newsocialism?currentPage=all

New socialism online?

http://yury.name/webguide/

Web guide

http://www.autonlab.org/tutorials/

ML tutorials

http://www.usenix.org/event/wowcs08/

Workshop on Organizing Workshops, Conferences, and Symposia …

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/RVHIDdRKeVQ/Tetris-Turns-25

Tetris at 25

http://wave.google.com/

Google Wave

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/21/google

The Evolving Google Library

http://ergodicity.net/2008/02/11/ee-toolkit-topics/

EE Toolkit topics

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-06/nep_googlenomics?currentPage=all

Googlenomics

23 may 2009

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/08/2046215&from=rss

IBM patents 40-minute meetings

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-05-12-best-speeches_N.htm

Commencement speech database

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/white-house-launches-datagov-and-seeks-advice-on-transparency/

data.gov

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreakonomicsBlog/~3/fIxhyROY8z8/

Google’s employee retention algorithm

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/the-downside-of-sexy-science/

Recent evolution of scientific areas

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/21/qt/the_cost_of_letting_medical_residents_get_a_little_sleep

High costs of letting medical residents sleep more

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132972

Google adds tools to help search users dig deeper

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/abandoned-stations-new-york-subway/10924

Abandoned subway stations in NYC

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/05/15/cifellows-program-for-new-computing-phds-is-launched/

http://cifellows.org

CIE fellows

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/sJcb2g9lTF4/article.pl

How Google scans books

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2009/05/15/cannes/index.html

Cannes opens

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520097,00.html

Low Pay One of Many Difficulties Facing Regional Pilots

http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/infosys-award-08/

Infosys award goes to Jon Kleinberg

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/20071021/free-my-phone/

Free my Phone

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/22585/

Wolfram Alpha and Google Face Off

http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html

Wolfram Alpha

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/print/6208

IARPA at UMD

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/chi-0510-old-rockersmay10,0,4659107.story

Leonard Cohen’s concert

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/05/10/faith_based/index.html?source=rss&aim=/opinion/feature

It’s time for Obama to listen to his mama

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23513/

E-mailaholics: how to tell if you’ve got the habit

http://www.metrolyrics.com/every-strangers-eyes-lyrics-roger-waters.html

Every Stranger’s Eyes – Roger Waters lyrics

http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/datasets

A large collection of data sets

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2009/04/22/feniosky-pe-mora-named-seas-dean

New Columbia SEAS Dean

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/05/05/rental.car.fees/index.html

Rental Car Fees

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/04/14/christian_nation/index.html?source=rss&aim=/opinion/feature

America is not a Christian nation

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/nyregion/15columbia.html?_r=1

Columbia to Finish Section of Campus, 113 Years Later

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/BFmwNNwPBCw/article.pl

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wolframalpha_our_first_impressions.php

Wolfram Alpha

http://www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/netgov/2009/05/chayes_on_interdisciplinarity.html

Interdisciplinarity in the age of networks

http://www.nap.edu/obama/

Pres. Obama addressing the National Academy of Sciences

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/01/07/marcel-just-and-tom-mitchell-appear-on-cbs-60-minutes/

Tom Mitchell’s research on “60 minutes”

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/28/1715258&from=rss

Social Networking Sites Getting Risky For Recruiting

http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/04/28/terry_eagleton/index.html?source=rss&aim=/books/review

Those ignorant atheists

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1893286,00.html?xid=rss-nation-cnn

Cash-Strapped State Schools Being Forced to Privatize

http://www.ur.umich.edu/0809/Apr27_09/21.php

U-M’s official response

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/04/president_obama_announces_members_of_science_and_t.php

Obama’s science and technology advisers

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/opinion/27taylor.html

Op-Ed: End Universities as We Know Them

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/technology/27jeopardy.html?_r=1&hp

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/0PlPBoY3dJw/article.pl

IBM to take on “Jeopardy”

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/3ZDMeFRKO7w/article.pl

Taleb

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/books/04/27/ayn.rand.atlas.shrugged/index.html

‘Atlas Shrugged’ author sees resurgence

http://cm2prod.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Results%20World%20Finals%202009

ICPC rankings

http://www.smokefree.umich.edu

No more smoking at UM

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2009/04/where-do-econ-phds-begin.html

Where do Econ PhDs begin?

http://www.librarything.com/work/7643

Linked – Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

http://www.librarything.com/work/675

Freakonomics – Steven Levitt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(book)

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

http://www.librarything.com/work/4214814

The Logic of Life – Tim Harford

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictably_Irrational

Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

http://www.librarything.com/work/17697

The wisdom of crowds – James Surowiecki

http://www.librarything.com/work/6382314

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities – Ian Stewart

http://www.librarything.com/work/23826

Critical Mass – Philip Ball

http://curbed.com/archives/2009/04/06/it_happened_one_weekend_the_public_school_dilemma_coops_raising_fees_now_is_the_time_to_raise_prices.php

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1121

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1144

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1147

Recent PhD Comics

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/02/guiding.light.canceled/index.html

“Guiding Light” out after 16,000 episodes

http://www.cra.org/ccc/locsymposium_slides.php

Computing Research that Changed the World:  Reflections and Perspectives

http://andrej.com/objectivism/

Become an Objectivist in Ten Easy Steps (with illustrations)

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2009/03/30/harvard_encourages_dusting_off_the_classics/

Harvard encourages dusting off the classics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

List of cognitive biases (LONG!)

http://www.sloan.org/fellowships/page/19

Sloan Fellowships

http://www.stanford.edu/about/facts/finances.html

The Stanford budget

http://columbiaspectator.com/2009/03/30/columbia-admits-most-selective-class-overall-rate-982-percent

Columbia admits its most selective class ever

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/03/23/coates

Knowledge Overload

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TimHarford/~3/538216143/

An extract from The Logic of Life by Tim Harford

March 29, 2009

http://www.chitanka.info/

Super sayt za literatura

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/visualcomplexity/~3/7uvcWPi-XXI/project.cfm

Maps of the Paris and London metros

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/TX7WzIg57b0/article.pl

MIT To Make All Faculty Publications Open Access

http://rfe.org/

Resources for economists

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/z8TZ8iqXRn0/article.pl

3-D CAPTCHAS

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/25/gmail.labs.email/index.html

5-second delay to change your mind before sending email?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NP-complete_problems

http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~ped/teachadmin/COMP202/annotated_np.html

NP complete problems

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/26793903/the_big_takeover/print

The big takeover

http://www.clevercommute.com/

NY-area commute

http://racked.com/archives/2009/03/23/discontinued_virgin.php

Virgin music stores closing (Times Square and Union Square)

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1244

The Simpsons – linguistic humor

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2009/03/19/natasha_richardson/index.html?source=rss&aim=/ent/feature

Natasha Richardson

http://www.librev.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=497&Itemid=9

Uchilishtno chetivo – SASHT

http://www.librev.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=502&Itemid=26

Chastni i dqrjavni uchilishta

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/03/18/what-makes-a-top-10-cs-department/

What makes a top 10 CS department

http://ivl.slis.indiana.edu/km/movies/2008-talas-connected.mov

http://gephi.org/2008/how-kevin-bacon-cured-cancer

The science of networks – movie

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5273

FIDE postpones Anand-Topalov WCh match to 2010

http://www.salon.com/news/brand_graveyard/feature/2009/03/12/virgin/index.html

Virgin music stores shutting down

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/arts/07grad.html

Doctoral Candidates Anticipate Hard Times

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2009/03/06/watchmen/index1.html

Salon on Watchmen

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090309/full/458135a.html

Web usage data outline map of knowledge

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-rodriguez9-2009mar09,0,5704183.column

About the strength of weak ties, again

http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2009/02/27/askthepilot311/index.html

What makes a plane stay in the air, anyway?

http://www.brooklynrevealed.com/

Brooklyn revealed

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/05/ep.secrets.doctors/index.html

10 ‘secrets’ you shouldn’t keep from your doctor

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/04/uninsured.epidemic.obama/index.html

Number of uninsured rises a lot

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/harvard-private-equity-and-the-education-bubble/

Harvard, Private Equity and the Education Bubble

http://www.lessig.org/blog/2009/02/caving_into_bullies_aka_here_w.html

Lessing on Kindle’s new options…

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/arts/design/02heights.html

Two stories about colleges – liberal arts and one more

Charles Aznavour and Katia Aznavour

http://www.kenken.com/play_console.html

http://www.nikoli.co.jp/en/

Kenken etc.

http://www.economist.com/diversions/

Diversions from the Economist

http://www.iusozluk.net/t/tavla

Tabla

http://poetry.hit.bg/iordanov_p.html

Nedyalko Yordanov

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/01/AR2009030101679.html

Topalov-Kamsky result

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/business/worldbusiness/24euro.html

As It Falters, Eastern Europe Raises Risks

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/education/18college.html

Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/YouAndYourResearch.html

“You and your research” by Richard Hamming

http://curbed.com/archives/2009/02/02/three_brief_notes_on_nyts_spreadofstarbucks_maps.php

Three Brief Notes on NYT’s Spread-of-Starbucks Maps

http://www.economist.com/daily/chartgallery/displayStory.cfm?story_id=13051301&source=features_box_main

Where workers take most sick days

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-01-29-n18.html

Download Albertines Google Search History

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/21/explainer.oscars.history/index.html

Academy Awards through the years

http://research.yahoo.com/ksc

Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/washington-post-to-end-book-world-as-stand-alone-section/

Washington Post to End Book World as Stand-Alone Section

URLs for January 25, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHQ7gPuZ3Qw&feature=related

The Nutcracker – Covent Garden

http://arxivblog.com/?p=1123

How Google’s PageRank predicts Nobel Prize winners

http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/the-last-professor/?em

Stanley Fish – “The Last Professor”

http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/fellows-2008

ACM fellows announced

http://mhasegawa.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/calvin-trillin-toasts-obama/

Poem about Obama

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aCtsfHhEr9W0&refer=uk

United-Chelsea

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/11/golden.globe.list/index.html

Golden Globe winners

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/08/political.football/index.html

BCS is a political football in 2009

http://apperceptual.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/how-to-maximize-citations/

How to maximize citations

http://www.flexagon.net/

Flexagon portal

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/1/3.full

PNAS gives back copyright to authors

http://www.slate.com/id/2206973

Who Checks the Spell-Checkers?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/opinion/04lewiseinhorn.html?ref=opinion

The End of the Financial World as We Know It
By MICHAEL LEWIS and DAVID EINHORN

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/scienceblogs/CyKN/~3/501301274/the_z2k9_problem.php

Z2K

http://www.paulgraham.com/cities.html

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=201373

Paul Graham on cities

http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2008/12/29/he_creates_ways_of_seeing_information/

About “mathmetician” Martin Wattenberg

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12851150

The best young economists

URLs for January 2, 2009

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081205/COMMENTARY/812059997/1023

The best films of 2008 (Roger Ebert)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/31/books/31sali.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=salinger&st=cse

Still Paging Mr. Salinger

http://entertainment.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F23%2F2321242&from=rss

Software-Generated Paper Accepted At IEEE Conference

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F23%2F1831225&from=rss

Crackpot Scandal In Mathematics

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/31/realestate/commercial/31michigan.html

A Rust Belt Oasis, the University of Michigan Is Spending Billions to Grow

http://www.newsweek.com/id/176809

Lessig: reboot the FCC

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/24/opinion/24friedman.html?em

Friedman: reboot America

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12795471

A very European hero – story about Tintin in the Economist

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/change.htm

Universal grade change form

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Genomap01.jpg

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/atlas.html?card=mm021

Human haplogroup K

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2008/12/24/best_movies_2008/index.html

Best movies of 2008 – Salon

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23Netflix-t.html?pagewanted=all

If You Liked This, Youre Sure to Love That

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=938

http://snowclones.org/

http://rosaparksofblogs.blogspot.com/

Fun language networks on the Language Log

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=6895

U-M to buy Pfizer’s former Ann Arbor property

http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/16/pf/credit_card_rules/index.htm?postversion=2008121609

Credit card rules

http://www.nihmaps.org/

NIH Maps

Connected Promo

http://www.ridgefieldsymphony.org/youth/leadership.html

Petko Dimitrov

http://www.reprieve.org.uk/Press_stop_torture_music.htm

Torture music