Venkatesh Rao

A couple of very worthwhile pieces by Rao, whose bio states:

“Researcher, Xerox Innovation Group, since August 2006, primarily focused on next-generation document and workflow technologies. Postdoc, Cornell University (January 2004 to June 2006), working on mixed-initiative command and control systems. One year at Sulekha.com where I was involved with the first generation of social media technologies.

Venkatesh Rao’s Specialties:

Broadly, interdisciplinary decision science. Includes modeling and simulation, systems and control, a large dose of operations research, a nice little garnish of AI. Currently, my biggest interest is complex human+machine decision processes in real-world domains.”

The Hunter-Gatherer Theory of Markets and Shopping

The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office”

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