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FoCS [Oct. 27th, 2006|08:16 am]
Arvind Narayanan
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Apparently Terry Sejnowski, one of my favorite cognitive scientists, gave an invited talk at FoCS. That sounds so totally random, but makes me feel bad for not being there.

Three of the speakers were my classmates in undergrad. IITM rocks.

Right about the time when I'm starting to think that anonymity for privacy is worse than useless, based on some of my own and a lot of other people's work, there's a paper at FoCS on Cryptography from Anonymity. Very interesting.

How does everyone else manage to keep up with the avalanche of new papers?

From: nicertry
2006-10-27 03:16 pm (UTC)
"Three of the speakers were my classmates in undergrad. IITM rocks."
one can alternatively argue that ..
a. the classmates rock and it was sheer coincidence that they landed there.
b. the selection process by which the three landed up at the same place rocks.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-10-27 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the JEE is great, all hail the JEE, but do you actually believe that the quality of the faculty has nothing to do with it?
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From: nicertry
2006-10-28 01:54 am (UTC)
just preseting alternate points of view to explain the same observation .. thats all... :-)
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[User Picture]From: ephermata
2006-10-27 09:04 pm (UTC)
Having iacr_eprint as my LJ friend helps me keep up, at least with what crypto people are doing. Never mind whether it's lame that my friends are preprint archives. ;)
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-10-27 09:10 pm (UTC)
I do pretty much the same thing, except that I use the google RSS reader instead of LJ. It doesn't help much -- I add a star when I encounter a paper I like and want to read, and take it off when I actually read it. I've added about 50 stars and taken off maybe 5 :) Atleast I have the abstracts mapped in my head I guess, so if I need to I can go back and look it up.
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