Four For Friday (37)

Stanford University announced its new President this week. Marc Tessier-Lavigne is a "pioneering neuroscientist, former Stanford faculty member and outspoken advocate for higher education". More importantly, in keeping with Stanford's reputation as a crucible for entrepreneurial creativity, he has been executive vice president for research and chief scientific officer at Genentech, leading work on disease … Continue reading Four For Friday (37)

The design challenge called Indian traffic [2]

An earlier, admittedly ranty post documented the weirdness that is Indian traffic. Though it focused more on vehicular traffic than on pedestrians, any good traffic system design should enable peaceful co-existence of both vehicles and pedestrians. I have spent some time thinking about traffic systems since I have been able to observe traffic in several … Continue reading The design challenge called Indian traffic [2]

The design challenge called Indian traffic [1]

India's traffic problem is real. No, seriously. Indian drivers makes Italians look tame and Londoners look like novice drivers. India also has the dubious superlative distinction of having the highest number of deaths in road accidents in the world. The government of India publishes data on road accidents which will make the most hardened person's … Continue reading The design challenge called Indian traffic [1]