Author Archives: Bernard Markowicz

The Guardian view on internet security: complexity is vulnerable

A huge weakness in wifi security erodes online privacy. But the real challenge is designing with human shortcomings in mind. Continue reading

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How Network Complexity Killed Water Cooler Collaboration

Thanks to the ever-increasing complexity levels and scale of today’s networks, casual conversations can no longer be classified as an effective method of information sharing. Continue reading

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Complexity and AR (Augmented Reality)

#ar AR may be more than a hammer in search of a nail. It may be a new conceptual approach to help us deal with big data and its complexity. Continue reading

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Insight into Brain’s Complexity Revealed Thanks to New Applications of Mathematics

The lack of a formal link between neural network structure and its emergent function has hampered our understanding of how the brain processes information. The discovery of a mathematical framework to describe the emergent behaviour of the network in terms of its underlying structure comes one step closer. Continue reading

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Howard Raiffa, Harvard Professor, decision analysis pioneer, dies at 92.

From the Harvard Gazette: Howard Raiffa, the Frank P. Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Managerial Economics, died July 8 at his home in Arizona following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Raiffa joined the Harvard faculty in 1957. With a diverse … Continue reading

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Are we living in a simulated world?

That’s right!, there is a debate going on in some scientific and not so scientific circles whether we are living in a simulation, just like Super Mario.  Warning: this post may introduce a bunch of ideas you may have never … Continue reading

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Organizational complexity is taking a toll on business profits

Last July and August 2015, the Economist magazine conducted a survey of 331 executives. The survey focused  on the impacts of organizational complexity and the efforts companies have taken to reduce it. Complexity in Large Organizations Large organizations are viewed as dynamic networks … Continue reading

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