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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Lloyd Shapley: an intellectual obituary

Here's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 link to  my necessarily brief intellectual obituary of Lloyd Shapley, published in Vox EU yesterday:

Lloyd Shapley: A founding giant of game cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory

Here are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first paragraphs...:

"Lloyd Shapley was one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 founding giants of game cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory. He shared cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2012 Nobel Prize in Economicsfor his seminal work with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 late David Gale on stable matching – situations in which cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are no two agents who would prefer one anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir current counterparts. But he could have won a Nobel for any of a number of his papers that initiated whole literatures.
In addition to being one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 very first to formulate and study cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 core of a game, which was intimately related to his work on matching, he invented cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Shapley value for evaluating games with side payments, which he and Martin Shubik showed could also be used in studying voting and political processes. He and John Milnor initiated cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 study of games with a continuum of players (‘oceanic games’), a subject that he later explored in depth with Robert Aumann; his paper on ‘stochastic games’ initiated cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 study of Markov decision processes as well as Markov games; and he contributed deep insights about learning in games and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 structure of markets.
At a time when game cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory was viewed as addressing two fairly distinct kinds of situations – cooperative games (in which models focus on what coalitions could accomplish if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y agree) and non-cooperative games (which focus on individual players’ strategic choices) – Shapley made fundamental contributions to both."
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and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last paragraph:
"No brief account can summarise Lloyd Shapley’s intellectual life and career, which was among cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most fertile of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 20th century. He opened up vast areas to be explored by those who followed. To pick just an area in which I have worked, a few of his foundational ideas – cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 core, two-sided matching, and exchange in cycles of trade – have led to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 study of matching markets, and to a thriving branch of practical market design, which is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 engineering part of game cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory."
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Update: That obituary has been reprinted on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Lindau site, here, with this photo by Peter Badge from his ‘Nobel Portraits’ series.:


Monday, November 26, 2012

Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who won a Nobel for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first kidney transplant, RIP

Nobel winner Dr. Joseph Murray, famous for first successful kidney transplant dies in Boston

See my earlier posts about Dr. Murray and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first kidney transplant,

update: here's a good obit in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NY Times:Joseph E. Murray, Transplant Doctor and Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 93

"Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who opened a new era of medicine with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first successful human organ transplant, died on Monday. He was 93 and lived in Wellesley and Edgartown, Mass."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Richard T. Gill, economist and opera singer

Richard T. Gill, Economist and Opera Singer, Dies at 82

"Mr. Gill, a longtime Harvard faculty member who wrote many widely used economics textbooks, did not undertake serious vocal training (which he began as an anti-smoking regimen) until he was nearly 40.
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"But after just a few years of study a world-class voice emerged, and Mr. Gill soon forsook chalk and tweed for flowing robes and very large headgear.
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"This was new and dazzling terrain for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 author of “Economics and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Private Interest: An Introduction to Microeconomics.”
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"Mr. Gill quit his tenured job at Harvard. He became a fixture at City Opera, singing in a wide array of productions over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next few years.
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"In some respects, he later said, Mr. Gill found cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 roiling world of opera more appealingly straightforward than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 roiling world of academe.
“Performing is a great reality test,” he told Newsweek in 1975. “There’s no tenure in it and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 feedback is much less complicated than you get in academia."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Austin Hoggatt: 1929-2009

Austin Hoggatt, professor emeritus at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Haas School, dies at age 79

"Hoggatt served as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 director of UC Berkeley's Computer Center from 1961-62. At cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 business school, he co-founded cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Management Science Laboratory with Professor Fred Balderston in 1968 and served as its chairman. Haas School Professor Thomas Marschak said cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lab, which was funded by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 National Science Foundation, was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first to run computer simulations in game cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory and experimental economics with human-to-computer interface.
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"He was a pioneer in computing even before cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 field of computer science had emerged," said Marschak, who remembered Hoggatt collaborating with German Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten on experimental economics and with faculty colleagues Julian Feldman and Edward Albert Feigenbaum, who went on to do groundbreaking research in artificial intelligence.
Hoggatt and Balderston co-authored an influential book, "Simulation of Market Processes," that was based on computer simulations cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y had conducted on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lumber industry. "The book was a breakthrough because this kind of analysis of an entire industry was not possible before cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 advent of computers," said Marschak."