Check-in Day 4
May 24, 2017
- Finished the freely reduce algorithm with Rudi Chen, which will make its way into this blog.
- Fixed typos on the last blog post and made useful clarifications, thanks to Scott Emmons.
- Talked to Naomi Saphra about how to avoid injuries, especially repetitive strain injury, which will make it into a blog post later.
A question that’s been on my mind is whether thinking algorithmically in group was hard because not many people in academia have both a group theory and algorithms background and are working at the intersection of the two, or it’s also intrinsically hard to design group algorithms.
If it’s the a background problem, then in this instance it could be relieved by formulating the question differently.
By giving the question in terms of collapsing gems of different colors (more on this later as a blog post) to talented CS people, I realized that something as fundamental as freely reducing in linear time requires a non-trivial amount of thought.
- Compile newly learned things into blog posts and get the extra info I need.
- Look into the suggestions made by Saul, Rudi and Naomi.