Friday, February 22, 2008

Starting a new blog on algorithms

For the past two years, I have been working exclusively on a math blog. It has really been great for me. It has been an opportunity to delve into the history of mathematics in the effort of reviewing great works of genius and try to put these achievements in the context of a very tough math problem: Fermat's Last Theorem.

In light of the great enjoyment I've had in running this blog, I've decided to start another blog. This one will be closer to my day job, software engineering.

The purpose of the new blog is to analyze computer algorithms in the same way that I have up to now been analyzing mathematical proofs. It will cover the classic works of algorithms and some contemporary algorithms.

For example, my first series of blogs will be on the $50,000 algorithm. This is the algorithm that has won the 2007 Progress Prize as part of the $1 million Netflix Prize contest. Details on this content can be found here.

I hope to keep up the same standards of rigorous logic as well as clarity and precision. If you have an interest in computer programming, I hope that you find my new blog as interesting complement to this math blog.

I plan to continue the Fermat's Last Theorem blog up until Andrew Wiles' second proof so if math is your thing, please continue coming here. :-)