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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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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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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Didn't the NE Patriots win 20+ in a row back in 2000 or so? I seem to recall that the LA Lakers had a 30+ game win streak years back...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
> Now let's take the next step. Let's have a properly constituted > venue where the facts can be entered into evidence. If the > jury decides the evidence isn't convincing enough, that's > what sometimes happens. Actually, Judy said the opposite. She said that if the jury decides that ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
>> Same question I asked before: Assume for the moment >> that the WBF investigated these events and made a formal >> statement that the Blue Team was innocent of all charges... >> Would this actually change your opinion about matters >> in any way? > No Here's the rub Judy, it doesn't sound ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
> I'm hazarding a non-scientific personal opinion that those > who either don't wish to revisit the past, and/or deny the > truth of massive cheating for 60+ years, have not been > particularly affected by said cheating. Very likely to be true. Also very consistent with Western models of juris ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Same question I asked before: Assume for the moment that the WBF investigated these events and made a formal statement that the Blue Team was innocent of all charges... Would this actually change your opinion about matters in any way?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
> And what about the victims of the crimes made by the blue team.? I don't see why the "Court of the WBF" is any more important than or even as important as the "Court of Public Opinion". Assume for the moment that the WBF investigated these events and made ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Personally, I would be surprised if the American representatives to the WBF were to do anything. I will go above and beyond and state that I personally would be disappointed if they were to do so. (Please note, this is coming from someone who believes that the balance of evidence ...
Bridge and Artificial Intelligence in Orlando
One additional thought which is (potentially) more practical than the previous one... Since the days of Borel, folks have written a number of good hand generator programs that they can use to run various types of bridge simulations. It feels as if there is a strong linkage between the types ...
Bridge and Artificial Intelligence in Orlando
Paris might be feasible... Here's one high level question that I am struggling with. I don't have any background in ILP, however, based on your article it feels as if you are trying to crack the disclosure issue. How can we build a system that computer can use ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
> "After reading many, many old world championship deals, I agree > with the author. My own view is that neither Avarelli, Chiaradia, > D’Alelio or Pabis-Ticci were good enough to be on an ordinary > open Swedish national team – if they played bridge. They > needed a partner who “helped them”. Otherwise, they ...
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