Nabin K. Malakar, Ph.D.

I am a computational physicist working on societal applications of machine-learning techniques.

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My research interests span multi-disciplinary fields involving Societal applications of Machine Learning, Decision-theoretic approach to automated Experimental Design, Bayesian statistical data analysis and signal processing.


Interested about the picture? Autonomous experimental design allows us to answer the question of where to take the measurements. More about it is here...


I addition to the research, I also like to hike, bike, read and play with water color.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

My Comments on EC Pricing system

EC system is good, because it makes you to explore.
At least, it made me to explore. By exploring, I have come across with too many "good" blogs. Now I can tell at least a dozen of nice sites/blogs, which I had never come across under other system of exploration. The other systems such as BlogRush and GoodBlogs simply lagged (?) because there was no such motivation for bloggers.

I should thank 'em for that.

Everything was alright , if not perfect , suddenly there came the "new law". Which is based upon 2^X law.

Well, there are good side and bad side. (see the links at the end)

I think the pricing should depend on factors such as: number of drops received/unique visitors, ads in que... and one more important factor may be PR or popularity index.

We should always be thinking of new blogs or new members of ec community. Because Blogging is also about community. There should be fair chances for them so that they can still receive enough attention.
Under the news system, since the price jumps up immediately.
No one will be willing to spending a lot of hard earned ec credits on some-where with only few visitor per day.

Simply put : 2^X is not a better idea!
Think of some idea by which new/hobby bloggers (like me) do not get crushed and yet the spam sites get punished!
Let's try to be more creative. Make up new formula which grows very slowly (like x^2) in the beginning, and becomes exponential at some point and then becomes linear.
I do love the no-cap feature.

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