Mike Stay

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REPERIENDI (my blog)

Google (my employer)

Caja (my project at Google, CApabilities for JAvascript)

Peer-Reviewed Publications
ALL John Baez and Michael Stay, "Physics, Topology, Logic, and Computation: A Rosetta Stone." New Structures in Physics, a volume in Lecture Notes in Physics, to appear.
ALL Cristian S. Calude and Michael A. Stay, "Most Programs Stop Quickly or Never Halt." Advances in Applied Mathematics, 40 (3). 295--308.
ALL Cristian S. Calude and Michael A. Stay, "Natural Halting Probabilities, Partial Randomness, and Zeta Functions." Information and Computing, 204 (11). 1718--1739.
ALL M. Stay, "Very Simple Chaitin Machines for Concrete AIT." Fundamenta Informaticae 68 (3). 231--247.
ALL M. Stay, "Generalized Number Derivatives." Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 8 (2005), Article 05.1.4
PDF M. Stay, "Inexpensive Linear-Optical Implementation of Deutsch's Algorithm." Bulletin of the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science 84 (2004) pp. 195-202.
ALL C.S. Calude, M.A. Stay, "From Heisenberg to Gödel via Chaitin." International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 44 (7). 1053--1065.
PDF Michael Stay, "ZIP Attacks with Reduced Known Plaintext." Fast Software Encryption, LNCS 2355, 125--134. Springer-Verlag, 2002.
PS.ZIP N. Ferguson, J. Kelsey, S. Lucks, B. Schneier, M. Stay, D. Wagner, and D. Whiting, "Improved Cryptanalysis of Rijndael." Fast Software Encryption, 213--230. Springer-Verlag, 2001.

Non-Reviewed Publications
PS, PDF M. Stay, "Truth and Light: Physical Algorithmic Randomness." Master's thesis. Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland. 2005
(While a master's thesis at the University of Auckland is not required to have new results, this thesis consists entirely of original work; two of the chapters were published as they stand, and the results of the third are in the I&C paper.)
HTML M. Stay, "Bit Commitment Blues." Journal of Craptology Vol. 2. (2006)
HTML Cryptanalysis of Encrypted Magic Folders. 2001.

Notes and Miscellany
PS A walk thorugh Agrawal et. al's paper "PRIMES is in P". One or two formulas differ slightly from the linked paper, since I started writing this when they were at version 3 of the paper, and now it's at version 6. All differences are slight optimizations, and don't affect the proof in any way. I presented this in Algebra class, winter '06.
HTML A presentation on my work with the algorithmic uncertainty principle.
PDF Notes I took during John Baez's class on algebraic topology.
PDF Slides about the Rosetta Stone paper above; there are notes.

Mistakes
HTML Stuff I've put online that I later realized was wrong.

Other stuff
Art Songs, drawings, illumination, essays, and puns.
Miriam's music My wife Miriam's albums. I particularly like Summertime and Sing, Sing.
Family A few nice pictures of us.
Cristian Calude A picture of my master's thesis advisor and me.
Science toys Cut it out, put it together, and wonder at the universe.
Scripts Javascript source code and greasemonkey scripts.

Off site
www.mormon.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' answers to the questions "Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?"
Schlock Mercenary "What makes you think they're not just coming to destroy your fleet of unfettered AI warships?"
"I'd be disappointed if they weren't."
"Well, that's OK, then... Hey, do you have any sandwiches? The terror I'm bottling up inside me would like something to eat."
Photos, applets, graphics My brother Doug Summers-Stay's websites.
Unitus Global Microfinance Acceleration. Microfinance institutions make small loans to the very poor to enable them to start their own businesses. Unitus helps these institutions grow, enabling them to help many more people.

Contact Information

Mike Stay
metaweta@gmail.com