I wish Rod a happy birthday. Rod has offered a good historical account of our early days of collaboration in his paper, “The Birth and Early Days of Parameterized Complexity” [D12]. One of the themes of our life-long collaboration has been a shared passion for surfing, and many of our best ideas were hammered out on surf trips. This contribution is best viewed as a gloss on that earlier account by Rod, taking as an organizing skeleton, our various surf trips and what we were thinking about, with a particular emphasis on open problems and horizons that remain, and some reflections on the formation of our research community.
|Title of host publication||Computability and Complexity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays Dedicated to Rodney G. Downey on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday|
|Editors||Adam Day, Michael Fellows, Noam Greenberg, Bakhadyr Khoussainov, Alexander Melnikov, Frances Rosamond|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series|
Fellows, M. (2017). Surfing with Rod. In A. Day, M. Fellows, N. Greenberg, B. Khoussainov, A. Melnikov, & F. Rosamond (Eds.), Computability and Complexity: Essays Dedicated to Rodney G. Downey on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday (pp. 9-18). ( Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series; Vol. 10010). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50062-1_2