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Chaos,Complexity, Cybernetics and Therminator:

Dave Ford - Naval Postgraduate School

Apr 05, 2006

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Abstract

In the days after Presidential Decision Directive 63
"Therminator: was born at NSA. This talk gives an overview of the applications of
strategies from non-linear dynamics, complexity theory and
elements from cybernetics in the context of reducing high-dimensional
data sets (e.g. internet traffic) and explains why simple equilibrium thermodynamics
is the weapon of choice.

About the Speaker

Dave Ford is a TAM graduate of the University of Illinois.
He has worked at NSA and now is a professor at the Naval
Postgraduate School.

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