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LATEST ARTICLES
Interview

Cybersecurity skeptics now embracing formal methods: an interview with Gernot Heiser and Jim Morris

May 2017
Interviewed by Ted G. Lewis

For more than 40 years, Jeffrey Buzen has been a leader in performance prediction of computer systems and networks. His first major contribution was an algorithm, known now as Buzen's Algorithm, that calculated the throughput and response time of any practical network of servers in a few seconds. Since then, he formulated a more complete theory of randomness, which he calls "observational stochastics." Last year he published the book "Rethinking Randomness," which lays out his new theory. We talked with Jeff Buzen about his work. ...


Commentary

The glorious promise of the post-truth world

March 2017
by Andrew Odlyzko

For more than 40 years, Jeffrey Buzen has been a leader in performance prediction of computer systems and networks. His first major contribution was an algorithm, known now as Buzen's Algorithm, that calculated the throughput and response time of any practical network of servers in a few seconds. Since then, he formulated a more complete theory of randomness, which he calls "observational stochastics." Last year he published the book "Rethinking Randomness," which lays out his new theory. We talked with Jeff Buzen about his work. ...



department

The three acid tests of persuasive writing

March 2017
by Philip Yaffe

For more than 40 years, Jeffrey Buzen has been a leader in performance prediction of computer systems and networks. His first major contribution was an algorithm, known now as Buzen's Algorithm, that calculated the throughput and response time of any practical network of servers in a few seconds. Since then, he formulated a more complete theory of randomness, which he calls "observational stochastics." Last year he published the book "Rethinking Randomness," which lays out his new theory. We talked with Jeff Buzen about his work. ...


department

How an Ugly Duckling Became a Swan

December 2016
by Philip Yaffe

For more than 40 years, Jeffrey Buzen has been a leader in performance prediction of computer systems and networks. His first major contribution was an algorithm, known now as Buzen's Algorithm, that calculated the throughput and response time of any practical network of servers in a few seconds. Since then, he formulated a more complete theory of randomness, which he calls "observational stochastics." Last year he published the book "Rethinking Randomness," which lays out his new theory. We talked with Jeff Buzen about his work. ...