A Tale of Collaboration Distances

Erdős number: 3

The following line of peer-reviewed mathematical papers are a path in the collaboration graph leading to Erdős, giving me an Erdős number of 3.

A Uniqueness Theorem for Clustering [pdf]
Reza Bosagh Zadeh, Shai Ben-David
The 25th Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 09), Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 2009

Scale-sensitive dimensions, uniform convergence, and learnability [pdf]
Noga Alon, Shai Ben-David, Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi, David Haussler
Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 44, Issue 4, July 1997

Disjoint Edges in Geometric Graphs [pdf]
Noga Alon, Paul Erdős
Discrete and Computational Geometry 4:287-290, 1989

Bacon number: 3

See Bacon number for information about this number.

This totally doesn't count, but since I've never starred in a movie I'll leave it be for now :). I have an interview about Iran in aired newscast that also had a story about Michael Jackson, who has a Bacon number of 2. I had to take the video down for copyright reasons, you can email me for a copy. I know this is lame, but hey, give me a call when you make that movie ;)

Michael Jackson has a Bacon number of 2, since he was in Ghosts (1997) with Mos Def who was in The Woodsman (2004) with Kevin Bacon.

Erdős-Bacon number: 6

Therefore, I have an Erdős-Bacon number number of 3 + 3 = 6.