Who’s Bigger?: The Math Behind Ranking Historical Figures


The Hall of Fame for Great Americans

An Interview with Steven Skiena

In this interview with Steven Skiena, the author of Who's Bigger?: Where Historical Figures Really Rank takes readers behind the scenes of his latest study in historical significance. Who belongs in the annals of history...and what kind of algorithms can computer scientists use to figure it out?


Steven Skiena answers our questions about the process of ranking historical figures. You can also check out a slideshow of the 100 most significant people in history according to the Who’s Bigger? algorithm on The Daily Caller.


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