T minus 3

1. ML reading group [2:00]
2. Software lunch [1:00]
3. Stats-ML reading group [1:30]

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Log 02/25/2014

1. SDL reading group [1:00]
2. MCMC simulation [1:00]
3. Fix simulated annealing counterexample + write up [0:30]
4. Meet with Stefan / Percy [1:00]
5. Karthik Sridharan job talk [1:30]
6. MCMC with projections [1:20]
7. Meet with David [0:20]8. LAN paper [0:30]
9. Boosting write-up [0:30]

T minus 1

1. GiveWell call [1:00]
2. Boosting write-up [0:30]
3. Sparse EG write-up [2:00]
4. NLP reading group [1:30]
5. Meet with Percy [1:15]
6. MCMC project [2:00]
7. Prepare NLP lunch talk [2:30]

The GiveWell call was for a project I’m helping GiveWell with. I’m not sure how many of the details are public, but it’s part of the GiveWell Labs push to look into scientific research as a potential target of philanthropic funding. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about it.

Log 02-24-2014

Looks like I’ve been pretty remiss about updating this, although I do have several logs on my phone that I just need to transcribe. I’ll try to do 1-a-day, and label them T minus X for that came from X times before this post (I forgot to add dates to the old logs, hence why I’m using weird notation).

Anywways, here’s today’s log:

1. Read through LAN paper [1:30]
2. Clean up sparse online learning write-up [2:00]
3. Work out a good setup for learning with probabilistic abstractions [0:30]
4. Work out simulated annealing counterexample [0:30]
5. Write up counterexample [0:30]
6. Buy new bike [1:00]
7. Stand-up group meeting [1:00]