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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.


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.


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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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.
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What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
> It is very easy to put a hub (USB or Ethernet) > under the table to connect them. No doubt But what does that hub connect to and how is that hub communicating with it? Unless you're running a server process on one of the four tablets at each table ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
> although wifi has become more and more reliable, > I’m still not ready to be completely reliant on it, > which is why the hard-wired alternative is > attractive if the physical issues (both set > up & use) could be worked out. From the looks of things, the USBF is running four different ...
I think that there are far too many variables at play here to answer with a simple yes or no. FWIW: I think that there would be value in having a timer system if this were done "right". To me, this means Individual clocks for each player Having clocks networked ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
> How can you expect someone to be prepared for > strong club or weak NT if they never have a > chance to play against it? Alexander, from the sounds of it, you're living in a bridge backwater, where the game has degenerated completely. This is neither here nor there. I ...
ACBL director fees increase
This seems like a reasonable critique > I have minor issues with increase major issues with timing.
ACBL director fees increase
So, on average, the CAGR is roughly 5% At a time that inflation is running about 2.0 - 2.5% Yawn
ACBL director fees increase
Out of curiosity, when was the last time that these fees were increased? FWIW, my cleaning service recently upped their rate from $110 a visit to $150. While I wasn't thrilled about this, this was the first time that they had raised their rates since 2007, so I didn ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
> you cannot make an informed decision about > the action to take if you do not know the > meaning of a call. Let's assume an auction like the following 1 - 1 1 - 2 2 - 3 where 1 is strong, 1 and 2 ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
> And if I may want to make a double or a bid over > their call IF it means "x" but not if it means "y"? > I'm then supposed to guess? You're supposed to have decent enough meta agreements that you neither A. Need to ask about every bid ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
> you still haven't made any statement about how > in pair games, people are supposed to know in > advance what the systems of 5-6-7 or more > pairs are where many wouldn't know the system. As I noted earlier in this thread, the ACBL directly states that "Players are expected ...

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