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Busy Week

Friday, already! Happy fragile ceasefire in Gaza, happy wedding to Daniel and Anna, happy Martin Luther King Day, and happy presidential inauguration.
I pass by this mural of MLK almost every day, and I find it incredibly expressive. Maybe it has something to do with the Seattle weather. Today I thought he was looking tired, but hopeful.

Maximum 1-out from search results graph of politicians and corporationsIs there some research paper out there to distract me from thinking about politics too much?  How about a networks paper with applications to politics?  An Arxiv paper from the Physics and Society section was updated recently, and it caught my eye with some beautiful pictures. I’ll explain a little, or you can head straight for their figure on the interactions between presidential candidates and corporations. Continue reading

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Learning to Rank

A lovely stats paper appeared on the arxiv recently. Learning to rank with combinatorial Hodge theory, by Jiang, Lim, Yao, and Ye.

I admit it, the title is more than a little scary. But it may be the case that no more readable paper has so intimidating a title, and no more intimidatingly titled a paper is more readable.

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