Log 03-12-14

1. GiveWell call [0:20]
2. MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo) literature review [3:30]
3. NLP reading group [1:30]
4. Meet with Percy [1:00]
5. Think about how to do dynamic programming with abstract states [0:30]

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T minus 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

This is all the remaining backlog of logs that I plan to catch up on. There’s yet more, but they devolved into chicken scratch at some point.

1. NLP reading group [1:30]
2. Meet with Percy [1:15]
3. Admin [1:15]
4. PL reading [1:20]
5. Minimax [1:00]

1. Minimax [1:00]
2. NLP lunch [1:30]
3. Admin [2:00]
4. Vannevar prep [1:10]
5. Think about MCMC [0:30]
6. Prep MD tutorial [2:00]

1. MD prep [1:00]
2. ML reading group [2:00]
3. Software lunch [1:00]
4. Meet with Rahul [1:00]
5. Meet with Percy [1:00]
6. Minimax implementation [1:20]

1. Minimax hacking [0:30]
2. Lester [1:30]
3. John Duchi talk [1:00]
4. Stand-up [1:00]

1. Read about generalized entropies [0:45]
2. SDL reading group [1:00]
3. Play around with verification code [2:00]
4. John Duchi meeting [0:45]
5. Matt Fischer [0:30]

1. Read about loop invariants [2:20]
2. NLP lunch [1:30]
3. Meet with Alex/Rahul [1:00]
4. Write up MWU paper [1:30]

1. Adaptive regularizer [2:00]
2. Stand-up [1:00]
3. Meet with Rahul [1:30]
4. Read about AdaGrad [1:00]

[This was 2 days, I think]
1. Clean up source code [0:75]
2. Address reviewer comments [2:00]
3. Address Percy comments [2:15] + [5:00] + [2:00]
4. Meet with Percy [1:00]