I was the discussant for the following paper at Hawaii Accounting Research Conference 2020 on the UH Hilo campus:
The Contract Disclosure Mandate and Earnings Management under External Scrutiny
by Carlos Corona and Tae-Wook Ryan Kim
I learned that research in the Theory Track of the accounting discipline primarily is about mathematical modeling of the effects of government policies and business decisions. It borrows methods from economics for such modeling. In the case of the Corona-Kim paper: quadratic programming without constraints, and exponential utility functions. Usually these are not empirical papers, i.e., they don’t test the model explicitly against data. Indeed this would be hard to do with notions like “intensity of scrutiny”.
I am a discussant for “A theory of principles-based classification” by Konvalinka, Penno, and Stecher, at HARC 2021.
I gave a talk in the online seminar “Computability Theory and Applications” on November 17, 2020, on
Normalized Information Distance and Jaccard distance
Readings for this graduate course:
- Foundations of Mathematics, Kenneth Kunen, parts of chapters I-IV.
- Modal logic for open minds, Johan van Benthem, some of chapters 1-11 and 16.
- Logic and Proof, Lean tutorial, and The Natural Number Game
This new 42,000 USD grant from the Simons Foundation will support travel and collaboration during 2020-2025.
Pictured: Angsheng Li announcing TAMC 2020 in Changsha, China during TAMC 2019 in Kitakyushu, Japan.
This $7,705 grant from Decision Research Corporation will support work by undergraduate students, a grad student, and PI in their work on the automatic complexity of Fibonacci arrays, while exchanging knowledge between industry and the University.
Please watch this space for more information.
Professor David Ross
is the current Editor-in-Chief
of the Journal of Logic and Analysis
This is an open-access journal for Mathematical Logic and Analysis.
M. Di Nasso
Course title: “Recursive functions and complexity”
Textbook title: “A second course in formal languages and automata theory” by J. Shallit
Despite the intimidating titles this is just a graduate introduction to automata, computability, and complexity.
Possible additional topics: Automatic complexity and Python programming.