### The many facets of Linear Programming

Here is an extremely nice paper by Michael Todd from 2001. It gives useful background for many lectures and it can serve as a good base point to examine last decade’s progress.

Background post for today’s morning session talks: Is Backgammon in P?

And here is a link to Ye’s paper giving a strongly polynomial algorithm for Markov decision processes with constant discounting. **Update:** The slides for Ye’s lecture are now posted and they are very detailed and clear.