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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
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about me

My academic background is as a mathematical economist, focusing on game theory and mechanism design. I have a Masters in Economics from Indiana University and dual Masters in Management and Engineering from MIT.

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For the last 20 years I have pretty much lived at the intersection of TCP/IP networking and mathematical modeling. I spent my first 10 years out of school working for various networking companies. For the last 10 years I have split my time between the MathWorks where I was the manager for MATLAB's statistics system and Akamai Technologies. I currently work with the Adversarial Resilience team at Akamai, focusing on event detection, capacity planning, and Transport Layer Security.

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I don't have many real achievements in the world of bridge, though I am fairly well know on BBO (and earlier on OKB). Bridgewise, I am probably most proud of my MOSCITO notes (which I really need to finish one of these days)

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United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 2HX vulnerable in a 3-3 fit after psyching during a "Montreal Relay" sequence and getting an aggressive raise from partner.
Favorite Conventions
MOSCITO
BBO Username
Hrothgar
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Did REACH Discriminate Against ACBL Members?
> When you roll out a software product everyone has equal access to the roll out. When I run alpha or a beta for a product release I ruthlessly cull the set of individuals that will get access to the code. If I am doing A/B testing I am deliberately ...
Did REACH Discriminate Against ACBL Members?
I am not a lawyer. With this said and done, I have a fair amount of experience with software release processes, open and closed betas, and staged deployment models. I also know that there are analogues to these techniques that are used during drug testing, rolling out medical devices, and ...
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
> We have a first amendment right of assembly in this country. > That means we can have our own clubs, and invite who > we want, and states can't pass laws that infringe on this right. 1. Could have sworn that this discussion was about Germany, not some fictionalized version of ...
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
As Yehudit has already observed, the issue for players at large is NOT whether or not the Drs can play in Germany. (If people want, this sort of issue can be dealt with via social pressure) The real issue is the WBF. I have long been supportive of the WBF ...
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
Wouldn't it be a shame if everyone they played against were to accidentally spill hot coffee all over the Drs...
ATB Precision auction at Matchpoints
In order of mistakes made and potentially made 1. South could (maybe should) have opened 1 2. North's 1 seems normal 3. South's pass seems normal (waiting for a re-opening double) 4. 2 by North seems normal 5. South needs to act over 2 ...
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
> Bidding should be judges on the arrival at a percentage > contract or a superior score, not just the score. > Good contracts go down often. I disagree completely. I firmly believe that a quick an uninformative bash to an adequate contract is often better than a long informative auction to the ...
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Hi Emily I would find the following experimental design interesting. Look only at hands that are played in the same contract. Break this into two sets Set 1: Hands that have an identical bidding sequence Set 2: Hands that have unique bidding sequences See whether there is a statistically significant ...
ACBL Fall National Viewgraph?
Planning and organization are not the ACBL's forte... These things seem to come together at the last moment
New Go Program
> Richard - if it is so easy to do this, then why hasn't a version > that can beat all the human players at bridge yet been found? My entire argument is not that this is easy, rather I claim that no one cares enough to spend the amount of money ...
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