- A collection of AGT-related courses (more complete and up to date than the one on the sidebar of this blog) was compiled by Haris Aziz.
- The “Privacy Enhancing Technologies award” is given to Cynthia Dwork and to Frank McSherry and Kunal Talwar for their work on differential privacy as well as its relation to mechanism design. Congratulations.
- The NYT had a piece on whether Game Theory can predict whether Iran will get the bomb. The political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita says so also in this TED talk. Skepticism is of course in place. (Hat tip to Edna Ullmann-Margalit and to Gil Kalai.)
- It seems that the ever lasting discussion of which programming language to use for CS1 is heating up again. This round seems to be about moving from Java to Python. MIT’s switch from scheme to python last year is getting attention.