About Inbal

PhD candidate at Stanford University in the area of algorithmic game theory, and XRDS editor-in-chief.

Welcome Theory Student Bloggers

Several new bloggers will be joining the XRDS student blog over the next few weeks, expanding its scope to theory related stuff and beyond! Welcome, and looking forward to your posts (posts tagged “Theory” will appear on the theory of computing blog aggregator).

The XRDS blog has been up and running for six months now, with posts written by and for CS students on a range of topics (security, HCI, being a post-doc in Paris to name a few…). The motivation behind the blog is similar to the one described here – to help carry the conversation for the student community, a place to share thoughts and get up to date. If you like the idea and would like to support this initiative, please add us to your blogroll.

Tomorrow – internships!

Big Issue on Big Data – Theory Highlights

We’d like to invite you to check out the following theory-oriented articles in our Fall 2012 issue dedicated to Big Data:

This issue of XRDS was edited by a multidisciplinary team of students – Aditya Parameswaran of Stanford, Andrew Cron of Duke and Huy L. Nguyen of Princeton. From the editors’ letter:

“It has been an interesting time for big data with innovations coming simultaneously from theorists, system builders, and scientists or application designers. We hope to provide readers with an idea of the interplay between developments in these three different communities … [that] together drive forward the development of big data analysis.”

Hope you enjoy reading this issue (feel free to let us know what you think in the comments)!