Confessions of a researchaholic

June 19, 2016

Men in suits look really successful

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:19 am

Until you find out they work for the men in T-shirts and jeans

June 6, 2016

OKR 2016

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:54 pm

The default period is from June 2016 to June 2017 unless stated otherwise.

Publish top papers

Publish at least 4 papers in top graphics/HCI venues: ToG (including SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia), CHI, UIST.

Build top products

Ship at least one product no later than October 2016 and have at least 1 million users by June 2017.

Develop top talents

Help at least 4 students publish in top graphics/HCI venues individually.

Teach a class on machine learning and receive at least 80 percent rating.

Graduate my first HKU PhD student (supposed to have happened already but he is too happy and doing too well with internships).

Have fun, be awesome

Practice sketching to a professional level.

Finish the book of change and the art of war, to renew my (now rusty) Chinese and crack the only Chinese classics that my grandfather did not during his life time.

Finish the baroque cycle, which I lost patience in the middle of the first volume (quicksilver).

Reduce my steady heart rate to the previous level – less than 40 beats per minute.

May 30, 2016

Butterfly roommates

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:25 am

Two incoming students
Booked a flat together
Without seeing each other before
He has a feminine name
She has a masculine name

May 25, 2016

Quantum ideas

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:43 am

Elusive ideas
Measured by expressions
Collapsed from possibilities

May 21, 2016

Another benefit of Latex

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:44 pm

The difficulty to express some emoticons will force the writing to appear more professional.

o$( \cap \_ \cap )$o
$\odot \omega \odot$

May 20, 2016

System surveys

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:41 am

Few people have the time and patience to answer surveys, even when they do they might not provide genuine opinions (consciously or not), and the sampling is inherently biased.

A well designed system collects data and analyzes users on the go; just look at Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

May 19, 2016


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:31 pm

A new word I learned in the context of spending grant money.

For those who still email “newsletters”

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:17 pm

You are out of your fucking minds.

May 12, 2016

Assassin’s Creed

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:17 am

The premise of this game is about bringing back one’s ancestral memory over centuries, which means I should not play it at all.

May 11, 2016

Asking for a favor

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:47 am

Hi Jun, Qi, and mamba:

You know what kinds of students I am looking for.

Some of the applicants might contact you about my advising style.
Please help me screen away those who are not suitable (e.g. sharing your painful SIGGRAPH experiences should be a good start).
They trust your words more than mine.

It is to your advantage to be surrounded by top players.
And the fewer students I have, the more time I can spend on each of you.


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