SIGBOVIK 2024
SIGBOVIC is an annual conference at CMU, known for featuring bizarre academic-style research. My group (which was rather large) contributed an article studying card shuffling algorithms.
My main addition was a study on how shuffling affects the distribution of the letter E in a deck, when written out as a string. See what I mean... bizarre research.
Several interesting distributions and decks are presented.
P. Mallory et al.,"We Found the Best Shuffled Deck," Proceedings of SIGBOVIK 2024, pp. 70 - 82, 5 Apr., 2024.
Read the Submission
Supporting code on GitHub.
Jane Street Puzzles
Jane Street posts a new puzzle monthly online. Participants may submit one solution before the end of the month to have their names featured.
May 2024, Current Puzzle, Number Cross 4. My solution in June.
May 2024 Special, Bug Byte. My solution pdf.
April 2024, Robot Capture-the-Flag. Sixth Solver. My solution pdf.
March 2024, Hooks 10. My solution on GitHub.
Autograms Article
AnAutogramis a self-referential statement, that lists the frequencies of its own letters and symbols. Here are two examples:
This Autogram contains fifty-three spaces, twenty-four commas, five hyphens, seven As, four Cs, three Ds, thirty-seven Es, fifteen Fs, four Gs, twelve Hs, sixteen Is, two Ls, four Ms, seventeen Ns, thirteen Os, four Ps, fifteen Rs, thirty-four Ss, twenty-six Ts, eight Us, eight Vs, five Ws, three Xs, seven Ys, and one period.
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Whenever possible, I try to avoid the third, seventh, tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, seventeenth, twenty-first, and twenty-sixth letters of the alphabet.
M. Abate,"Autograms," The Journal of Wordplay, Issue #4, pp. 54 - 59, 19 Feb., 2023.
Read the Submission (better formatting)
Matt's Movie List
Over the last few years, I have been writing short reviews for the movies I watch, and rating them against one another.
I am excited to share them with you here!
BeamerGen
Latex editor with an AI agent that knows your papers.
April - May 2023. Project no longer active.
Watch the demo here!