I am Dick Lipton, a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. I have worked in the area of theory of computation since 1973. I find the whole area exciting and want to share some of that excitement with you. I hope that these blogs inform and entertain you. I hope that you not only learn some new ideas, hear some interesting open problems, but also get some of the history of the area. One of the things I think people sometimes forget is that research is done by people. One of my goals—perhaps the main one—is to get you to be able to see behind the curtain and understand how research works.
I am Ken Regan, also in Computational Complexity Theory at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). I have been delighted to help this blog since mid-2009, and now honored to join the masthead as an author. I have shared the same values and desires as Dick mentions—also attending to the personal side—and have found the partnership congenial as well as collegial.
Pip is both of us, and his story is here.