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Branching out [Oct. 2nd, 2010|10:32 pm]
Arvind Narayanan

Over three years ago I wrote about my dabbling in various areas of computer science, and my indecision in figuring out what I wanted to specialize in.

Since then, instead of specializing, I appear to have decided to generalize even more.

I'm happy to say that I am now a "Junior Affiliate Scholar" at the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.*

These days I'm pretty confident of my interdisciplinary outlook. In fact, I see hyperspecialization as an endemic problem in academia. There seems to be a giant vacuum at the boundary between computer science and various other disciplines, for sure.

*This is a merely an affiliation; I continue to be primarily a CS postdoctoral researcher.

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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2010-10-04 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And, err.. how did you make that thumbs up icon appear?
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[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2010-11-04 01:45 am (UTC)
seriously, we need more people from CS doing such truly inter-disciplinary research.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2010-11-04 01:46 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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