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Lunch & Learn: Millions, billions, zillions: (In)numeracy still matters with Brian Kernighan

Says Princeton Computer Science professor Brian Kernighan: “As calculators and computers have become steadily more powerful, they have buried us in an avalanche of numbers and graphs and charts, many of which claim to present the truth about important issues. … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: The Changing Face of Programming with Brian Kernighan

For the past eight years, Dr. Kernighan has taught a Computer Science course on advanced programming techniques that is meant to reflect how programming is used in the real world. Over time, the course has become more and more stretched … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Millions, Billions, Zillions – Why (In)numeracy Matters with Dr. Brian Kernighan

At OIT’s Lunch ‘n Learn seminar on Wednesday February 22, Computer Science Professor Brian Kernighan presented Millions, Billions, Zillions – Why (In)numeracy Matters. In 2004, Newsweek magazine stated: “Perhaps the Bush administration could use the 660-billion-barrel Strategic Petroleum Reserve to … Continue reading

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