Cassio Polpo de Campos
"if you want something done right, write a program.", Knuth's rule.
- "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.", V. Scully.
- "The question of whether a computer can think is no more
interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.",
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.", Dijkstra.
"I sat down and started to type in the entire program in Pascal. After X hours the entire system was entered. Then I tried to compile it all. After fixing a few syntax errors the system compiled. I then tried to typeset a sample piece of TeX. Again after fixing a few errors I got this all to work.", Lipton's short version of Knuth's talk on the first version of TeX.
- "If facts are stubborn and statistics are pliable, imprecise probabilities are wet clay.", myself.
- "The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.", R. M. Brown.
Postdoc fellow, Intelligent Systems Lab (2007-2008) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
Assistant Professor, Information Systems (2006-2007) -
University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept. (2003-2006) -
Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil.
Lecturer (U.S. meaning, not British), Computer Science Dept. (2001-2005) -
Pontifical Catholic University, São Paulo, Brazil.
- Machine Learning, Optimization, Probabilistic Graphical Models.
- Computational Complexity.
- Computational Geometry.
- Programming languages and coding! (Helping the ACM-ICPC Programming Contest since 2002.)
- Tennis and chess.
cas... at acm
cas... a gmail.
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