When Theory Matters

A session at CUSEC 2008

  • Dr Jeffrey Ullman

Some of the most profound ways in which the Web changes our lives would not have happened without a heavy dose of computer-science theory. PageRank, and how it makes Google work, is a well-known example, but there are many others. We shall explore briefly some of the interesting algorithms, such as PageRank variants, minhashing, and locality-sensitive hashing that have given us surprising capabilities.

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CUSEC 2008

Canada Canada, Montreal

17th19th January 2008

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