Monday, December 8, 2008

George Dantzig was here

Last Friday, I had the pleasure to attend Brad's Ph.D. dissertation defense ("Stochastic Modeling and Optimization in Baseball"), which went well, and brings him one step closer to becoming Doctor Null.

I stayed a bit after the deliberations were over, and noticed this cool memorabilia item in the back of the room. As far as memorabilia go, it is extremely impractical, and yet, what could be more fitting for an old-school researcher? The whole trip to Stanford made me strangely nostalgic, and this chalkboard reminded me how in awe I was that George Dantzig could be seen in this very building.

Dantzig

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