So, for anyone who still doesn’t understand how twitter can be useful here is a good explanation of its impact on the G20 protests. Think of it as a universal, burst broadcast medium. It becomes useful when everyone writing about a particular event or topic colludes to use a common tag, in this case #G20, so that everyone interested can filter just that topic and hear the chatter of what’s going on. Search and filters (which is just really watching the changing results of agiven search) is an essential part of it.
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Posted by Mark Crowley on April 2, 2009
In response to Nicholas’ waxing on about the history of science. I can’t resist that:
Given Google’s ambitious goals to organize all the worlds information, all of it!, I’m sure much more of your correspondence will be hanging around than you’d like for years to come. One crazy futuristic benefit of really saving (more…)
Posted by Mark Crowley on February 20, 2009
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I am a currently a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University on the search for a great faculty job in Computer Science. My research is generally in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Specifically, I look at the computational challenges to making good decisions about how to act in the face of uncertainty when actions need to be taken at many locations in space at each moment in time.
Currently, I am very excited and involved in a new field of research called Computational Sustainability which attempts to combine advances in AI, Machine Learning and Operations Research and other fields with the ridiculously challenging problems that exist in Ecology, Sustainable Resource Management, Forest and Wildlife Management and Climate Change.
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