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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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Jan. 21, 2011
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about me

My academic background is as a mathematical economist, focusing on game theory and mechanism design. I have a Masters in Economics from Indiana University and dual Masters in Management and Engineering from MIT.


For the last 20 years I have pretty much lived at the intersection of TCP/IP networking and mathematical modeling. I spent my first 10 years out of school working for various networking companies. For the last 10 years I have split my time between the MathWorks where I was the manager for MATLAB's statistics system and Akamai Technologies. I currently work with the Adversarial Resilience team at Akamai, focusing on event detection, capacity planning, and Transport Layer Security.


I don't have many real achievements in the world of bridge, though I am fairly well know on BBO (and earlier on OKB). Bridgewise, I am probably most proud of my MOSCITO notes (which I really need to finish one of these days)

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 2HX vulnerable in a 3-3 fit after psyching during a "Montreal Relay" sequence and getting an aggressive raise from partner.
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Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Odd question: Suppose that I were a well heeled sponsor and believed that I have been cheated out of a title. I can easily demonstrate damaged (look how much I spent hiring X, Y, and Z) I can easily demonstrate pain and suffering Why not go after F+N with ...
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
> Apparently there is such a thing as "natural" universal > laws that stipulate that one always must have the right > of appeal somewhere Great! Where do we appeal the CAS decision? Equally significant, if this is the case, if there is a requirement to have an appeals body, why not constitute ...
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Hi Roy > Instead, how about a footnote stating that a team > containing proven cheaters were actually the winners > at the table, but the title was taken away and they > were expelled from competing in future events because > they violated the most sacred rules of bridge. From my perspective, labeling "cheats ...
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
> See my comment upthread to answer your 3rd question. Just to be clear, do you mean the comment about the "implementation team"?
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
This is one of those situations where I have a clear preference, but honestly as long as things were well considered (and it looks as if they were) I'm fine with whatever gets decided. Good luck with the next steps...
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Nice job. Well written doc. Easy to understand. The recommendations makes sense. As is oft the case, there are portions of this that I don't necessarily agree with, but I suspect that I am in the minority on these. Most of my quibbles are with how to adjust the ...
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
Few quick thoughts 1. Thanks for posting this 2. I have seen far far worse in the way of strategy documents. For example, I think that they are doing a decent job laying out both the mission and the vision. I think that its depressing that replacing ACBLScore is a ...
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
I like Toronto (even in winter)
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
Its almost as if the ACBL is grossly incompetent at adjusting to modern technology...
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 1
In theory, given the system that Hans set up, it should be possible to regenerate hand records based on (now) public information.

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