Monday, January 08, 2007

SODA and Funding

Suresh and Jeff cover the SODA Conference currently meeting in New Orleans. Suresh talked about a lecture given by Luc Devroye giving techniques that might help determine the actual constant factors in some algorithms. I usually ignore constants even in the exponents. Perhaps that's why you tend not to see me at SODA conferences.

Many readers pointed to a New York Times article discussing how the freeze on spending levels for 2007 will affect science funding, a problem I mentioned last month. The Times article mostly describes the affect on big science projects but those of us doing "small science" will be hit hard as well. The CRA recommends that you contact your representatives and senators.

1 comment:

  1. does anyone know if the funding decrease is by neglecting a constant factor or by a small change to the constant in the exponent?